Kings, Maple Leafs and Rangers are believed to have expressed interest in Gagne
The only NHL team currently operating above the NHL salary cap, the Flyers have until the start of the regular season on Oct. 7 to trim their payroll to $59.4 million. They are believed to be in trade talks with a handful of NHL teams interested in Gagne, who has one year and $5.25 million remaining on his contract.
Those talks could be predicated on the status of unrestricted free agent Ilya Kovalchuk, who is immersed in contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings, Maple Leafs and Rangers are believed to have expressed interest in Gagne, who has played his entire 10-year career in Philadelphia.