Friday, July 1, 2011

Panthers Not Done Yet: Add Fleischmann and Yonkman

SUNRISE - When all seemed to start quieting down in Panther-land today, General Manger Dale Tallon announced one more surprise. The Panthers added Tomas Fleischmann to a growing list of new Panthers. He joins Scottie Upshall, Ed Jovanovski, Jose Theodore, Marcel Goc, and Kris Versteeg, all added today.

Fleischmann may be a familar name. He recently played for the Washington Capitals, but was traded to the Colorado Avalance midway through last season. However, he was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism which halted his career in January. The doctors recently cleared him, and he should be healthy by training camp. 2009-10 was the biggest season of the 27-year-old's career. He had 23 goals and 28 assists that year, his last fully healthy season. According to, the signing is for 4 years at $4.5 million per year, which is slightly much for a potentially injured player. If healthy, though, Fleischmann should very quickly show his worth.

The Panthers also added to their new minor league affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. They added Nolan Yonkman, a defenseman with 16 games of NHL expeirence last year, and 66 overall. The journeyman played last year for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals and NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.

No comments:

Image Disclaimer

The photos used on this site are not the property of Miami Sports Generation, unless otherwise defined by our logo. The rightful owners of these photos deserve all the credit for their work.