Tomas Kopecky

Panthers place winger Brad Boyes on waivers

Rocco Grimaldi said he isn't expecting to be handed a roster spot with the Panthers. On Tuesday, however, another one might have just opened up. The Panthers placed veteran winger Brad Boyes on waivers with the expectation of buying out the final year of his contract on Wednesday. Boyes signed a two-year contract extension with the Panthers in 2013 just hours before the team reacquired goalie Roberto Luongo in a blockbuster move that completely overshadowed Boyes' deal. With free agents Tomas Kopecky and Scottie Upshall out, the Panthers have more than a few spots open for young players such as Grimaldi. That, of course, could change Wednesday when the free-agency period opens...