January 16, 2019 | 10:03am ET
PANTHERS LOOKING TO MAKE MOVES?
Bogdan Kiselevich, defenceman
Having lost seven in a row, one of which game in a shootout and another in overtime, the Florida Panthers appear to be scouring the trade market in an attempt to shake up their roster.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon told reporters prior to Tuesday night’s 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens that head coach Bob Boughner’s job was not in jeopardy, prompting speculation that he may be focused on trying to complete a trade or two.
Wednesday morning, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported via Twitter that defenceman Bogdan Kiselevich “is available.”
Kiselevich, 28, is in his first season with the Panthers after spending the previous nine seasons of his professional career in the KHL.
Some expectation the Florida Panthers will be active in trade circles. GM Dale Tallon has let teams know depth Dman Bogden Kiselevich is available.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 16, 2019
In 31 games with the Panthers this season, Kiselevich has picked up eight assists and 12 penalty minutes.
The native of Cherepovets, Russia, has a $925,000 salary cap hit and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1 if unsigned.
The Panthers, who currently sit 14th in the Eastern Conference with 42 points, 14 points back of the final wildcard spot, are likely to become sellers as the Feb. 25 trade deadline approaches.
Forwards Troy Brouwer and Michael Haley are also set to become UFAs this July and could be moved out prior to the deadline.