Saturday February 27th, 2016

The first-place Florida Panthers moved aggressively on Saturday with Monday’s trade deadline nearing.

The team announced moves to acquire forward Jiri Hudler from the Calgary Flames and defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Detroit Red Wings. Multiple reports indicated the team also added forward Teddy Purcell from the Edmonton Oilers. Florida continued its Stanley Cup push by dealing draft assets to add veteran depth.

The Panthers dealt a 2016 second-round pick and a 2018 fourth-rounder for Hudler, who has recorded 35 points in 53 games this season.

Kindl was acquired for a 2017 sixth-rounder. He has six points in 25 games for Detroit this season.

According to reports, the Panthers sent a third-rounder to the Oilers for Purcell, who has 32 points in 61 games this season.

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The Panthers entered Saturday atop the Atlantic division with 77 points.

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