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SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) - The Florida Panthers continued the overhaul of their goaltending corps.

 

The Panthers on Monday agreed to terms with goaltender Craig Anderson, who was acquired in a June trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, on a one-year, $650,000 contract.

 

The addition of Anderson comes less than a month after Florida packaged starting goaltender Roberto Luongo for three players, including right wing Todd Bertuzzi and goaltender Alex Auld, in a draft-day deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

 

Auld, who became just the fourth goaltender in Canucks history to record 30 or more wins in a season with a 33-26-6 record, is slated to be the starter ahead of Anderson, who should fill the backup role with Jamie McLennan signing with the Calgary Flames.

 

"Craig is a talented goaltender who we are pleased to have on our club," Panthers general manager Mike Keenan said. "He is hard working and will play an important role in our team's success next season."

 

A third-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2001, the 25-year-old Anderson went 6-12-4 with a 3.32 GAA in 29 games, including 21 starts, last season.

 

In 56 career games over three seasons with Chicago, Anderson is 12-29-4 with a 3.19 goals-against average.

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=171555&hubname=nhl

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