3 Florida Panthers Not Expected Back Next Season

While the Florida Panthers continue to scratch and claw their way into the Stanley Cup Playoff race in the Eastern Conference, let's jump ahead to the upcoming offseason. Regardless if they make the postseason or not, there's going to be changes heading into the 2023-24 season. Here's three Panthers who aren't expected back next season:

Eric Staal

While the retirement questions hang in the balance, it's not expected the Panthers are interested in re-signing 38-year-old forward Eric Staal. It's a feel good story with having him and his younger brother Marc play on the same team, it just unfortunately hasn't produced the results the team was looking for. Staal has recorded 28 points in 67 games this season.

Marc Staal

Speaking of the Staal brothers, look for the Panthers to walk away from both this summer. Marc hasn't been the shut-down defenseman the team was hopeful he still had left in the tank. He's managed to appear in 77 games, recording 13 points. He wasn't brought in for his offense, however ask Panthers fans how they feel about his defensive game.

Sergei Bobrovsky

The Panthers are expected to shop goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky at the NHL Entry Draft and into free agency this summer. The team is willing to retain some of Bobrovsky's $10.5 million annual salary that runs through the 2025-26 season. With Spencer Knight, among others ready to provide goaltending depth in the Sunshine State, look for the team to sweeten the trade pot this summer and try and move on from Goalie Bob as they look to create financial flexibility.

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