There’s been concern...that the Panthers are under a time crunch to sign 2008 draft pick Jacob Markstrom so they won’t lose his rights. That’s not an issue.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly responded back to me in an email that "actually, they have until next June (2011) to sign him. He is subject to the terms of our Player Transfer Agreement with the Swedish Federation/League."
"Jacob Markstrom's contract in Sweden is up at the end of this year and the plan is to sign him and bring him to North America next year. We also have a young goalie named Marc Cheverie at Denver University, who we'll move forward and sign, as well. We think that combined with the other young guys we have in the organization, the future looks good for goaltending.