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From TSN’s tracker:
Philadelphia signs UFA defenceman Ossi Vaananen to a one year deal worth $1-million
The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenceman Denis Gauthier and a second-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for two prospects.
Gauthier, 31, spent all of last season in the American Hockey League, playing with the Philadelphia Phantoms, putting up 18 points and a plus-16 rating in 78 games.
Update 2:23 pm ET: More on Gauthier from Rich Hammond.
from Lightning Strikes,
The Lightning announced it traded for Flyers minor league defenseman Janne Niskala, and sent the Flyers a sixth-round 2009 draft pick.
Niskala, 26, was acquired by Philadelphia on June 25 from Nashville for forward Triston Grant and a seventh-round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The Philadelphia Flyers have put defenceman Denis Gauthier Jr. on waivers for the purpose of buying him out.
via Sports Network,
The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Steve Eminger to a one-year contract Sunday.
Eminger was acquired by Philadelphia along with a 2008 third-round pick from the Washington Capitals on June 20 for a first-round pick in the 2008 draft.
“Steve is a young two-way defenseman that will fit in nicely with our group,” said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.
from Wayne Fish at phillyBurbs,
He insists there are ways to be creative. But that’s basically GM-speak for possible salary dumps — either the trade of another veteran or getting another older player such as Derian Hatcher to join Sami Kapanen in retirement.
Even though Holmgren has added four defensemen in the past week (including Tuesday’s deal for Janne Niskala of Nashville), only one of those (Steve Eminger) has NHL experience.
So it’s pretty safe to guess that the Flyers would like to add another mobile defenseman with NHL time before the dust settles. For that to happen, Holmgren is going to have to be “very creative.”
Sources tell TSN the Philadelphia Flyers and forward Jeff Carter have officially agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million contract extension.
from Chuck Gormley of the Courier-Post,
With just four days remaining before the free-agent market opens, the Flyers are inching toward multi-year contract agreements with potential restricted free agents Jeff Carter, Randy Jones and Riley Cote that will determine how much they can spend on free agents….
The Flyers still must make a decision on 36-year-old defenseman Derian Hatcher, who has one year remaining on a contract that pays him $3.5 million.
Hatcher has expressed a desire to play at least one more season and unless he retires or accepts a buyout, the only way the Flyers can remove him from their cap number is to place him on the long-term injury list.
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R.J. Umberger could be headed back to central Ohio.
Rumors are spreading in Ottawa that Umberger, who attended Ohio State, could be headed to the Blue Jackets at some point this weekend. No word on what the Blue Jackets would be trading to Philly.
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