December 15, 2009 // 1:37am ET
Panthers need Vokoun's blessing
TheFourthPeriod.com

If the Florida Panthers wish to trade starting goaltender Tomas Vokoun, they're going to need the 33-year-old's permission.

Vokoun, who has one-year remaining on his contract beyond this season worth $6.3 million, has a no-movement clause and would have to approve any trade the Panthers try to make.

AOL Fanhouse reported this past Friday that the Panthers were entertaining offers for Vokoun, who has an annual cap hit of $5.7 million.

However, sources tell TFP a trade involving the two-time NHL All-Star netminder is not imminent.

TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta contacted Vokoun's agent, Michael Deutsch, Monday evening and Deutsch confirmed that the Panthers have not approached him or his client about waiving the clause for a potential trade.

Following a 30-save performance Monday night in a 7-1 Panthers victory over the New York Islanders, Vokoun bumped his record to 8-10-7 while posting a 2.60 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in 26 games so far this season.

Vokoun was traded to Florida from the Nashville Predators on June 22, 2007 in exchange for three top draft picks.

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