Veteran defenseman Brian Campbell is open to re-signing with the Florida Panthers, but he plans on testing the free agent market before making any commitments.
Campbell, who turned 37 on Monday, is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
The Panthers would like to hold on to Campbell, too, something Panthers GM Tom Rowe told reporters on Wednesday following the team's trade of Erik Gudbranson to the Vancouver Canucks.
Campbell will have to accept a pay cut wherever he ends up, but could earn around $4 million to $5 million, annually, on his next deal. He made just over $7.14 million this season.
In 82 games with the Panthers this season, Campbell registered six goals and 25 assists for 31 points, along with a plus-31 rating, the highest of his career.
On Wednesday, the Panthers traded Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick to the Canucks in exchange for center Jared McCann, and a 2016 second-round pick and a fourth-round pick.