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The Florida Panthers have traded goalie James Reimer to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goalie Scott Darling and a sixth round draft pick.
Reimer has been with the Panthers for the past three seasons, and finished last year with a 13-12-5 with a 3.09 goals against average and .900 save percentage.
The 31-year-old has two years remaining on his contract at $3.4 million per season.
Darling has two years left on his contract at $4.1 million with the Panthers placing him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reported the Panthers will end up with a net cap savings of $2.17 million and $1.07 million next season as part of the deal.