|2016 6th Round Draft Pick|
The Florida Panthers dealt injured forward Brandon Pirri to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, receiving a late round pick this year as compensation in the deal.
Pirri, 24, has seen a couple moves now in his young NHL career and in order to make the most out of this one, he'll have to come back from a fractured ankle, which has kept him on the shelf since the middle of February, likely still a month away from returning, at best.
Since the Panthers have continued to roll without him and his potential free agency status at the end of the year, the Panthers were obviously comfortable moving this asset here at the deadline and even more comfortable taking on a much-lesser pick in order to accommodate the move.
It's by no means a bad deal for either side, very low risk and decent reward for the Ducks.
This move will be a while before it starts to pay off for Derek W., if it does at all, as the injury will still play a huge role in how much he can produce still this year. Derek's team currently sits in 15th, 54 points back of the money. There isn't much left that Pirri can do for him in this deal.