The Florida Panthers announced the signing of Marcel Goc to a three-year $5.1 million contract which doubles his $775,000 salary with the Nashville Predators in the 2010-11 season.
Goc was limited to 51 games last season due to multiple stretches on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery. He missed the Preds final 24 games as well as all 12 playoff contests. He scored 9 goals and picked up 15 assists. He was on pace for his best season ever prior to his injury.
Florida was working to get to the salary floor with earlier signings of ex-Pred Scottie Upshall, defenseman Ed Jovanovski, and goalie Jose Theodore.
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