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There have been rumors all summer that the Flyers would like to move a defenseman, considering their jogjam there and that they continue to say they are impressed with tryout Hal Gill.
Holmgren said he believes the Flyers have 48 contracts signed toward the 50-contract limit, though Anthony Stolarz, Samuel Morin and even Scott Laughton will slide toward next year unless they play 10 games with the Flyers this year.
Oliver Lauridsen, 24, was sent to Adirondack on Friday. Even without him, the Flyers still have nine bodies: Kimmo Timonen, Mark Streit, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros, Nick Grossmann, Erik Gustafsson, Bruno Gervais and Gill.
Gustafsson, 24, isn’t going anywhere.
“He would have to clear waivers,” Holmgren said. “That would be pretty risky. He’s a young player that we really like.”
So, has Holmgren had any conversations with other general managers about moving a defenseman?
“I’ve had conversations with people, but are they specifically asking (about defensemen)? No,” Holmgren said. “This time of year, you always ask questions like ‘What are you looking for?’ and ‘What do you need?’ It’s just general talk.
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— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) September 18, 2013
So what’s the impact of Dan Cleary on the Flyers’ roster once he formally signs a contract?
It’s complicated, but it can be sorted out.
Rumeur. Échange Montréal-Philadelphie. Coburn, Simmonds et Talbot pour Plekanec, Beaulieu et Moen.
— Stephane Laporte (@laportestephane) July 5, 2013
Flyers say they REMAIN in the mix for Halak via trade route …
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) July 4, 2013
I am told that Flyers would love to get their hands on N. Horton but the word is, he has a couple clubs in mind, and it's not them
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) July 1, 2013
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier has agreed to sign a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The deal will also include a full no-movement clause.
Finding another goalie remains Holmgren’s primary focus with several side issues.
“He’s made it known he’d like a goalie with no years or one-year left where they can get a read on that player before committing,” a source said.