The 24-year-old spent all of last season with the Ducks, his first full year at the NHL level. However, his role was somewhat limited as he suited up in just 38 games (while only missing 13 due to injury). He had three goals and four assists in those games while logging a little over 14 minutes per night. Over parts of a four-year NHL career (all in Anaheim), Mahura has six goals and 14 helpers in 79 contests while averaging more than a hit and block per game.
Mahura is in the final season of a two-year deal that’s worth the league minimum of $750K so he’s a low-cost flyer for the Panthers. With Lucas Carlsson and Michael Del Zotto both clearing waivers today, they’ll be sent down to make room on the roster for Mahura while team reporter Jameson Olive relays (Twitter link) that fellow blueliner Matt Kiersted is listed as day-to-day.