The Florida Panthers basically gave up Brandon Pirri for basically nothing last year.
Tuesday, they brought him back for even less.
Pirri, who had fallen out of favor with some members of the team’s previous management, will be given the opportunity to make the Panthers as general manager Dale Tallon signed him to a professional tryout for training camp.
Florida traded an injured Pirri to Anaheim at the 2016 trade deadline for a sixth-round draft pick.
Pirri had 11 goals and 24 points in 60 games for the Panthers before injuring an ankle. Pirri has 40 goals and 62 points in parts of four seasons with the Panthers.
In 60 games with the Rangers last season, Pirri scored eight goals with 10 assists.
Pirri had a breakout season for the Panthers in 2014-15 after Florida gave up a third and fifth-round pick to Chicago before the 2014 deadline. Pirri scored a career-high 22 goals in 49 games during the 2014-15 season.
Pirri has played in 226 NHL games with NY Rangers (2016-17), Anaheim (2016), Florida (2014-16) and Chicago (2010-14), recording 98 points (57-41-98). Pirri was originally a second round pick by Chicago in 2009.