It appears the Florida Panthers aren't done bolstering their lineup before Opening Night.
Multiple media outlets reported Sunday night that the Panthers have signed free-agent defenseman Ryan Whitney to a one-year contract. TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting the deal is worth $900,000.
Whitney confirmed the signing, but terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the team.
"Very excited and honored to sign a contract with @FlaPanthers," Whitney said via his Twitter account (@ryanwhitney6). "Can't wait for season to start."
Very excited and honored to sign a contract with @FlaPanthers Can't wait for season to start.— Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6) September 30, 2013
In 474 games with Edmonton, Anaheim and Pittsburgh, the Boston native has 50 goals, 209 assists and 377 penalty minutes. Whitney was the Penguins' first-round pick (No. 5) at the 2002 NHL Draft.
Florida opens its regular season on Thursday against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.