Panthers trade James Reimer to Hurricanes for Scott Darling, 6th-round pick

The Florida Panthers have traded goaltender James Reimer to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for netminder Scott Darling and a sixth-round pick in 2020, the teams announced Sunday.

Florida will buy out the final two seasons of Darling’s four-year, $16.6-million contract.

The Panthers have been working to trade Reimer throughout the offseason. Between Sunday’s deal and¬†Roberto Luongo’s recent¬†retirement, Florida now has the money and roster spots to take a run at prized free-agent netminder¬†Sergei Bobrovsky.