The Philadelphia Flyers made a minor deal Friday, sending forward Nick Cousins and goalie prospect Merrick Madsen from Harvard to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange forward Brendan Warren and a fifth round pick.

The 23-year-old Cousins was the Flyers’ third round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft and in 60 games last season with the Flyers he posted six goals and 10 assists.  He has been up-and-down between Philly and Lehigh Valley, playing in 107 games, scoring 12 goals and 15 assists.

Cousins is set to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

Warren, who is currently at the University of Michigan, 20, was Arizona's third-round pick in 2015. He had three goals and 10 points in 35 games as a sophomore with Michigan University last season.

It was likely that Cousins was going to be exposed in the expansion draft, so instead of losing him for nothing, the Ron Hextall made a minor deal.

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