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Upgrade at Center: Jeff Taffe for Marty Reasoner

MartyWhile not exactly a blockbuster deal, the Panthers did make a move on Thursday, sending fourth-line center Jeff Taffe to the Blackhawks in exchange for Marty Reasoner.

Reasoner spent the past two seasons with the Thrashers, only scoring four goals with 13 assists last season. He's been better offensively in the past, however, scoring 14 goals for the Thrash in 2008-09 and 11 for the Oilers the previous season.

Taffe split his time with the Panthers and Rochester last season. He was penciled in as Florida's fourth line center after Gregory Campbell's trade to Boston.

Covering the Marlins today, will have more stuff later -- after the BBQ.