Panthers trade Dennis Wideman, Radek Dvorak

February 28, 2011 - 7:52 am

The Panthers traded forward Radek Dvorak and a 2011 fifth-round draft pick to the Thrashers for forwards Niclas Bergford and Patrick Rissmiller. Florida also traded former Bruin Dennis Wideman to the Capitals for center Jake Hauswirth and a third-round draft pick. Dvorak, 33, who can become an unrestricted free agent after the season, has seven goals and 14 assists this season. Bergfors has 11 goals and 18 assists, while Rissmiller appeared in one game for the Thrashers. Wideman, acquired by the Panthers in the offseason in a trade that sent Nathan Horton to Boston, had nine goals and 24 assists in 61 games. He'll be reunited in Washington with another former Bruin, Marco Sturm, who was picked up off waivers from the Kings over the weekend. The Thrashers also agreed to a contract extension with defenseman Mark Stuart, who was acquired from the Bruins on Feb. 18.