Trade Alert: Panthers send defenseman Anton Stralman to Coyotes in cap clearing move

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May 24, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers left wing Mason Marchment (19) celebrates with defenseman Anton Stralman (6) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in game five of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Panthers traded defenseman Anton Stralman, prospect Vladislav Kolyachonok and a 2024 fourth-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for a 2023 seventh-round pick Monday.

The move, officially announced by the Coyotes, frees up approximately $5.5 million in cap space for Florida.

Florida recently acquired Sam Reinhart from the Sabres. He is an RFA due a new contract. They also signed Sam Bennett earlier in the day.

Panthers trade Anton Stralman

“We are very pleased to add Anton to our roster,” said Arizona general manager Bill Armstrong in a statement. “He is a veteran defenseman who will provide depth and experience on our blueline. Vladislav is a good prospect who we are high on and we look forward to watching him continue to develop this season.”

Stralman, who turns 35 this Sunday, played in 38 games for Florida last season. He had three goals and six assists.

The 14-year veteran has one more season left on his contract, which he signed during the 2019 offseason. Originally a seventh-round pick by Toronto in 2005, where he played from 2007-09, Stralman has also played for Columbus (2009-11), the New York Rangers (2011-14), Tampa Bay (2014-19) and Florida (2019-21).

Kolyachonok, 20, was drafted by Florida in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft out of his native Belarus.

–Field Level Media