Trade in works for Flyers?
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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