3 Florida Panthers Not Expected Back Next Season

The Florida Panthers are just one win away from the Stanley Cup. Despite being trounced in Game 4 in Edmonton, the Panthers look poised to close it out in Game 5 at home.

Looking ahead, after the Panthers win or dramatically lose to the Oilers, GM Bill Zito is going to be busy as the offseason will go 0-100 real quick. Changes are coming in Florida, and here's three Panthers who aren't expected back next season:

Brandon Montour

Montour recently admitted he understands this group may never be together again and to embrace the moments. The right-handed defensemen is one of the top pending free agents and will be drawing interest from a number of teams. Montour recorded 33 points in 66 games during the regular season and is up to 10 points in 21 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He'll be looking for a seven-year deal around $6-million per season.

Anthony Stolarz

With Spencer Knight and Sergei Bobrovsky signed next season for a combined $14.5 million, Stolarz will capitalize on his strong season and make way in free agency. The 30-year-old showed well this season, recording a 2.02GAA and .925 Sv.% in 27 appearances and should be hearing from the Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Senators, and Los Angeles Kings this summer.

Vladimir Tarasenko

The Panthers have $20 million in cap space to work with, however Sam Reinhart is likely eating up a ton of it so Tarasenko may have to hit the open market to land the contract he wants. The veteran winger collected 14 points in 19 games after joining the Panthers in-season via trade from Ottawa and so far in 21 playoff games has recorded nine points. Tarasenko will be able to find a multi-year contract offer once the free-agent window opens. 

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