We have broken down the pending unrestricted free agent forwards and defenseman so far, now we will look at the lone goaltender that is an upcoming free agent come July 1.
For the past five seasons Scott Clemmensen has been one of the goaltenders for the Florida Panthers, mostly serving as the team’s backup, never playing in more than 31-games in a season in that span.
After originally signing a three year contract at the start of the 2009-2010 season, the Panthers resigned him for two more years after the first contract ran up. 2011-2012 was his best season in a Panthers uniform going 14-6 with a .913 SP and 2.57 GAA while backing up Jose Theodore.
With the Panthers acquiring Roberto Luongo and Dan Ellis in separate trades last season, and both being under contract next season Clemmensen looks to be another veteran that will be squeezed out due to the numbers game.
He played in 11-games for the San Antonio Ramage after the Panthers added Luongo and Ellis, so if there are no takers in the NHL market, Clemmensen could certainly return as a depth option, depending on how they feel about Michael Houser and if he is AHL depth or ready to be one call away from being a NHL backup.
Would you like to see Clemmensen return as a depth option in the minor leagues, or do you believe it is just time to part ways with the veteran goaltender?
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