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Panthers acquire Kris Versteeg from Flyers for draft picks

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Kris Versteeg (10) controls

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Kris Versteeg (10) controls the puck during the first period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (March 26, 2011) Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

Yet another trade of a top-6 forward by the Flyers, this time down to Florida where Versteeg is reunited with his old Chicago GM, Dale Tallon.

The price was hardly steep: A 2nd-round pick in either 2012 or 2013 and a 3rd-rounder in 2012.

Versteeg is only 25, has scored 20 or more three times and this is his third team in two seasons.

The Panthers are now less than $10-million from the salary cap floor. This deal actually qualifies as a smart one for Florida. That still doesn't counteract all the less-than-smart ones they've made the last week or so.

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