Goalie Tomas Vokoun and defenseman Bryan McCabe are unmoved by Friday's news the Panthers won't negotiate contract extensions with pending free agents until the season ends.
McCabe, still sidelined by a broken jaw, sounds as though he'd definitely like to return.
"I want to stay here, I've stated that," he said. "I want to be part of this process. My family loves it here. I really don't want go anywhere else, so we'll see what happens at the end of year."
Both McCabe and Vokoun have no-move clauses in their contracts, which means they can veto any trade. Scouts attend Panthers games figuring out which players they could acquire to help in a playoff race. Vokoun said the no-move clause helps ease his mind on that part of things.
"I can control the result, but I can't control the process, so really I'm not thinking about it," he said. "I'm just thinking about the next game and playing the best I can to help this team."
McCabe, Vokoun aren't fretting over contract talks
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Feb 13