NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Sunday Open Forum

Cats and Weegar heading towards hearing

It’s looking more and more like the Florida Panthers and defenseman MacKenzie Weegar are heading to arbitration. The two sides have a hearing scheduled for tomorrow, where Weegar will be awarded a one or two-year deal. Weegar has signed back-to-back one-year deals with the Cats after completing his entry-level contract. Last season, he posted career-highs with four goals, 11 assists and 64 PIM, appearing in 64 games.

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Speaking of arbitration, the Carolina Hurricanes and forward Brock McGinn reached an agreement prior to his Saturday hearing, agreeing on a two-year deal worth $4.2 million. McGinn scored 10 goals and 26 points last season, after putting up a career-high 16 goals and 30 points in 2017-18. (Canes Country)

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed goaltender Ville Husso to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Saturday. The 24-year-old Husso struggled in his third year in North America, posting a 6-18-0 record with a 3.67 goals-against average and a .871 save percentage in 27 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. (CBS Sports)

Former Panthers winger Garrett Wilson may have found a new team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Pension Plan Puppets)

Colin Miller will get an increased role with the Buffalo Sabres and he’s shown the ability to handle more responsibility in the past. (Die By The Blade)

LBC Poll

Will the Cats and Weegar agree to a new contract before the arbitration hearing?