Panthers Reacquire RW Valeri Bure
Jun. 25, 2003
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) _ Right wing Valeri Bure returned to one of his former teams Wednesday when the Florida Panthers claimed him off waivers from the St. Louis Blues.
The Panthers traded Bure to St. Louis on March 11 in exchange for defenseman Mike Van Ryn.
Bure scored 13 goals and had 31 assists in 77 games over parts of two seasons with the Panthers.
In 51 games with Florida and St. Louis last season, Bure had just five goals _ the lowest total in any of his previous seven full NHL seasons. Bure failed to score a goal in his final 36 regular-season games last year, then in six more postseason contests with the Blues.
Bure is the younger brother of another former Panther, center Pavel Bure of the New York Rangers.