Boyes on the move?
Brad Boyes leads Florida with 14 goals. He will be an unrestricted free agent at year’s end. The Panthers are 8 points outside of the final playoff spot.
For all those reasons, the ex-Bruin will draw attention on the trade market prior to the March 5 deadline.
Boyes, who has been riding with Sean Bergenheim and Scott Gomez, is with his sixth NHL organization. Boyes’s experience and offensive touch would be an asset for a playoff team searching for offense on the right side. Two of Boyes’s goals have been on the power play. In the second period, Boyes finished off and odd-man rush by burying Nick Bjugstad’s cross-ice feed.
The Panthers invited Boyes to camp and they signed him to a one-year, $1 million deal on Sept. 28. He had been a healthy scratch for the Panthers’ last visit to Boston on Nov. 7. The next day, the Panthers fired coach Kevin Dineen.