Panthers place centre Stumpel on waivers Staff

6/25/2008 12:35:42 PM

The Florida Panthers placed veteran centre Jozef Stumpel on waivers on Wednesday, making him a buyout candidate if he clears at Noon et/9am pt on Thursday.

Stumpel is entering the last season of a two-year contract extension that will pay him $2.25 million. The 35-year-old had seven goals and 20 points in 52 games last season.

A second-round pick of the Boston Bruins in 1991, the native of Czechoslovakia has 196 goals and  677 points in 957 games with the Bruins, Panthers and Los Angeles Kings.