The Florida Panthers will not be able to re-sign restricted free agent Dmitry Kulikov until the CBA is ratified.
That should happen Saturday morning. "We're still talking," Panthers GM Dale Tallon said. "We want him in our lineup and we're doing everything in our power to get him here. We've talked to his agent the past three days. We're on top of it." He had four goals and 28 points in 58 games last season. He also had six points and 28 penalty minutes in 22 KHL contests during the lockout.