The Florida Panthers put right wing Jussi Jokinen on waivers for the purpose to buy him out over the remainder of his contract. He had one year left on his deal with the club where Jokinen was to receive $1.2 million for the 2017-18 season.
Jokinen played three seasons with the club and was acquired as a free agent on July 1, 2014. He helped the Panthers capture the 2015-16 Atlantic Division title as he compiled 18 goals and 42 assists in 81 games. Jokinen had 11 goals and 17 assists in 69 games last season.