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Ed Belfour's search for a new home in the NHL continues.

 

The Florida Panthers have had a sudden change of heart and intend to put their faith in recently acquired goaltender Alex Auld.

 

The Panthers brought Belfour, a 41 year old veteran into Sunrise, Florida yesterday for medical testing and were expected to offer him a contract.

 

Instead Florida has rescinded its offer and have decided to go with what they have.

 

The Panthers originally offered Belfour a one-year deal, which he ignored while trying to prove his good health to the Detroit Red Wings.

 

When a deal didn't materialize, the Belfour camp revisited prior discussions in Florida leading to his arrival Tuesday with the understanding if he was medically cleared there was a good chance he would be signed.

 

Sources say the negotiation is now dead, leaving Belfour open on the market to investigate what other options he may have.

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