The first day of Flyers training camp did not come without some bad news. Chuck Fletcher said that there is still a way to go on a new contract with Travis Konecny and that forward Nolan Patrick will be out week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
The deal -- a six-year, $40.5 million deal with an average annual value of $6.75 million -- is more than just the completion of a deal in time for Ivan Provorov to report for training camp on Friday morning. It is a win for both sides -- for Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers and for Provorov as well.
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Flyers are working hard to sign RFA defenseman Ivan Provorov today, just before the start of training camp. McKenzie also reports that the Flyers and RFA forward Travis Konecny are not close to a deal.
With August upon us, the Flyers still have not re-signed restricted free agents Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny, two key pieces to their future. But the Flyers are not alone among teams still needing to sign key RFAs with just over a month until training camps open.