Steve Shields was traded Sunday by the Boston Bruins to the Florida Panthers, who needed to strengthen their goaltending.
The Bruins received future considerations in the deal that came three days before the season opens.
Shields will replace backup goalie Jani Hurme, who was lost in Friday's NHL waiver draft. Roberto Luongo is Florida's starting goalie.
"We had a couple of other options," Panther General Manager Rick Dudley said. "Shields was at the top of the list."
The move leaves Boston with goaltenders Andrew Raycroft and Felix Potvin. Potvin, formerly of the Kings, signed as a free agent before training camp.