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Panthers add Boqvist on 1-year deal

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The Florida Panthers signed defenseman Adam Boqvist to a one-year contract Tuesday.

Terms of the deal weren't officially disclosed, but Cap Friendly indicates the pact is worth $775,000.

The Columbus Blue Jackets bought out Boqvist earlier this offseason after he went unclaimed on waivers. He had one year remaining on his previous deal at a $2.6-million cap hit.

The soon-to-be 24-year-old was drafted eighth overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018 before being dealt to Columbus in 2021. Boqvist has struggled to stay healthy for much of his career and recorded 10 points in 35 games last season.

The Panthers lost Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Brandon Montour from their Cup-winning defensive corps this summer, and Boqvist can provide cheap depth on the blue line.

Florida also signed Boqvist's older brother, Jesper, this offseason.

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