Friday, June 30, 2006

Roberts return to the Leafs on hold! -- Sources tell Sportsnet that the Florida Panthers intend on shopping the free agent market before honouring Gary Roberts request for a trade back to Toronto.Both teams are in a bind. Florida will use Roberts as insurance in the event they can't find the right player to replace the veteran forward for the right money. Meanwhile, Toronto is dealing with a time crunch as well and won't wait for the Panthers much longer before investing the $2.25 million Roberts is owed in another player.The Toronto Star reported Friday that the teams had all but agreed to make the trade in exchange for a third or fourth-rounder.

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