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Andrew Peters Toughens Up Panthers

PetersThe Panthers added a little brute force to the roster on Thursday, signing free agent winger Andrew Peters to a one-year, two-way deal.

Peters spent last season with the Devils before his contract was bought out in July.

Peters is coming to the Panthers for one reason: Protection. Whether that's here or in Rochester will be decided later. In 229 NHL games, Peters has four goals, three assists -- and 650 penalty minutes.

Last year, Peters made the Devils after being invited to camp for a tryout. Here's what he told the Newark Star-Ledger regarding his role in the league. 

"Do I think it's a dying breed? No, I don't," Peters said. "I don't think teams will carry 2-3 guys like they used to in the late 80s. But I think every team has to have one guy. I think there will always be fighting in hockey. Not only for the fans but so teammates can feel safe."

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