Free-agent forward Noel Acciari agrees to three-year deal with Panthers

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By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Former Bruins forward Noel Acciari has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Florida Panthers that will pay him $1.67 million per season. TSN's Bob McKenzie first reported the details of Acciari's agreement via Twitter on Monday.

Acciari more than doubles his salary in the move to Florida, after making $725,000 in the previous two seasons with the Bruins. He emerged as a reliable fourth-line contributor with his combination of speed and physicality, which should make him a valuable piece for the Panthers' bottom-6.

The Bruins still have a full fourth line intact for 2019-20. Barring a trade, they will bring back center Sean Kuraly, and wingers Joakim Nordstrom and Chris Wagner next season. But they had an effective rotation of guys with Acciari in the mix for whenever they dealt with injuries, so they'll need to identify a consistent piece for that part of the equation.

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