"It was an extremely difficult decision on Travelle," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a release. "He's been a tremendous player for us and he is a class act. It got to the point where in the big picture we decided it was a move we needed to make. We placed a June 1 designation on his release, which means we will carry his cap number until June 1, but Travelle is immediately able to negotiate and sign with another team."Panthers general manager Marty Hurney on Wharton when he was released.