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Scott Wilson gets two-way deal with Florida Panthers

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The Florida Panthers added some more forward depth Wednesday by signing Scott Wilson to a one-year deal.

Wilson, 28, got a two-way contract for $700,000.

A seventh-round pick by the Penguins in 2011, Wilson has close to 200 games of NHL experience including 106 with Pittsburgh which mostly came during 2015-17 where he was part of their 2017 Stanley Cup championship along with Patric Hornqvist.

In October of 2017, Pittsburgh traded Wilson to Detroit for Riley Sheahan — whom the Penguins sent to the Panthers as part of the Nick Bjugstad/Jared McCann deal in 2019.

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“I think he’s got a good career ahead of him,” Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford said of Wilson at the time of the Sheahan trade. “He kind of got in the numbers game here …

“If he wasn’t going to be in the lineup, it’s better to give him a chance instead of letting him sit. I still believe in him as a player.”

Last season, Wilson played in six games with the Sabres and scored a goal with two points.

He spent most of the season with AHL Rochester, scoring 11 goals with 22 points in 37 games with the Amerks.

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Earlier this week, forwards Greg Meireles and Matthew Wedman signed one-year AHL contracts and will be assigned to Charlotte.

Meireles and Wedman are both 21 and were drafted by the Panthers in 2019. Meireles was a sixth round pick in 2019, Wedman was taken in the seventh round.

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