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.