More depth down the middle; and as OTF's Dirk Hoag observes, Panthers Assistant GM Mike Santos continues to scour for low-cost - and low-risk - talent from his former employer.
The report states Florida gave up a conditional 5th round pick in 2011.
UPDATE (08-13-10): Santorelli signed to a one-year deal; terms not immediately disclosed.
Former Panthers defenseman Keith Ballard, via The Province:
"I think it can fuel my game. I've been thinking about every time I've played in Vancouver. The place is packed. It's loud. I love it. It's something I am really looking forward to."
From Behind the Net:
Grabner is a bit of a unique player - it's very rare that a big scorer spends so much time in the minors without making the jump to the bigs. But players who fit his general profile as a 3-year AHL repeater before age 22 don't tend to produce much in the NHL.