Roberts staying in Florida

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Panthers GM Mike Keenan said today that forward Gary Roberts will be back with the team next season. Roberts sought a trade to Toronto earlier this off-season to be closer to his daughter, who will attend school in the city.

“We certainly had some discussions about some private issues, some family issues, with him and now we’re moving forward at this point,” Keenan said. “Gary will be at training camp in Florida come September.”

Roberts, 40, has one year and $2.25 million remaining on the contract he signed with Florida before the 2005-06 season.