The Florida Panthers have bought a minor league defenseman off the Dallas Stars, sending a sixth-round pick for Emil Djuse. The pick is actually Buffalo’s 2020 selection, which the Panthers had previously acquired.
Djuse, 26, is in his first season in North America after a strong career in the SHL, but has yet to suit up at the NHL level. In 48 games with the Texas Stars the offensive defenseman has 29 points, but perhaps will get a chance to climb the ranks in Florida.
Scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the year, there’s obviously no guarantee that Djuse even sticks around down the road. He’ll report to AHL Springfield for now.