Reports: Panthers' Alexander Salak to Sweden

Multiple media reports out of Sweden are stating Panthers / Amerks goaltender Alexander Salak has signed to play with Farjestad, suiting up as early as next week. He has one year remaining on an initial two-year deal signed with Florida a year ago. The Panthers have not yet commented officially.

Widely believed to be a placeholder next season for future franchise goaltender Jacob Markstrom, this allows Salak an opportunity for growth away from a depth chart which includes a number of hungry young bodies scraping for ice time within the organization. Given this development, expect to see a Tyler Plante-Markstrom duo in Rochester to start the year.

More to come as this plays out...

UPDATE: Here's the official word from the top. It took four days to bang out a paragraph?