Reports: Flyers Could Buy Out Bryzgalov, Trade Couturier or Brayden Schenn
With an absence from the playoffs, Flyers front office got a head start on the off season.
Two questions sure to be answered as we move into summer is what to do with Ilya Bryzgalov and will Flyers deal from their fountain of youth.
With Bryzgalov, it's been full of mixed signals.
GM Paul Holmgren told ESPN that there was "no basis for buyout talk" regarding Bryzgalov and it was "out of bounds" to read into the acquisition of Steve Mason from Columbus as anything more than that.
That was back in April.
TSN's Bob McKenzie has a pair of tweets this weekend suggesting otherwise.
McKenzie first tweeted on Saturday that he "expects" the Flyers to use a buyout on Bryzgalov.
The Flyers would be buying out the remainder of the 9-year $51 million contract that runs through 2020.
Secondly, McKenzie tweeted that Paul Holmgren may be "willing to move" a player from the fountain of youth, most notably Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn in a fair trade.
The Flyers have been in the market for a top level defenseman after swinging and missing on both Ryan Suter and Shea Weber last season. Chris Pronger has been out indefinitely with a concussion and signs point to him never playing again.
There has also been speculation that the Flyers could also buyout Danny Briere who carries a $6.5 million cap hit over the next two seasons. Briere signed with the Flyers in 2007 and will be turning 36 in October.
The NHL Draft is June 30th from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and as always you can expect the Flyers to be active on some level.
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