StatsLLC: Jul 1 / 12:00a ET
News: The Florida Panthers have bought out the contract of right wing Brad Boyes.
Impact: Boyes was put on waivers earlier in the week and bought out Wednesday once he cleared. He had 21 goals for the Panthers two seasons ago, but dropped to just 14 goals in 78 games this past season.
Rotowire: Jun 30 / 10:18a ET
News: Boyes was placed on buyout waivers Tuesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Impact: Boyes is expected to clear waivers Wednesday afternoon, with the Panthers likely to pick up the remaining $2.5 million on his contract. It's somewhat of a puzzling move, as Boyes recorded a respectable 38 points in 78 games last season, but it likely speaks to the Panthers' motivation to open up roster spots for some of their younger talent. Once he becomes an unrestricted free agent, Boyes shouldn't have much difficulty finding work as a depth forward for another team.