According to TSN, the Flyers traded forward, Kris Versteeg, to the Florida Panthers for a 2012 or 2013 2nd round pick as well as a 2012 3rd round pick that originally belonged to San Jose. Versteeg was acquired from Toronto for a 1st and 3rd round draft pick in 2011. This deal frees up $3,083,333 in cap space.
In what has turned out to be an incredibly busy couple of hours for the Philadelphia Flyers, the team announced the signing of center Max Talbot. The former Penguin signed a five-year deal worth $9M, according to TSN. Talbot is best known in Philadelphia for fighting Dan Carcillo in Game 6 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The fight was considered a turning point in the game, as the Penguins rallied from a three-goal deficit and eliminated the Flyers after this fight. Talbot, 27, plays both center and wing. He is listed at 5’11″, 191lbs. Last season, he posted 21 …
In yet another move on the first day of free agency, the Flyers signed UFA defender, Andreas Lilja. Lilja spend last season in Anaheim after playing the previous 5 in Detroit. He is a 6’3″, 220lb, left-handed defender. He was likely signed to replace Sean O’Donnell who just signed in Chicago for $850K. Lilja, 35, will provide another veteran presence on the blue line. He had a cap hit of $600k last season and played 52 games for the Ducks. TSN reports that Lilja signed a one-year deal. Anthony SanFilippo says the deal worth about $750k.
Per Chuck Gormley and Anthony SanFilippo, the Flyers have signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a two-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth a total of around $8 million. Coburm was set to become a free agent after this season and currently carries a cap hit of $3.2 million. UPDATE: As of tonight, there has been no evidence suggesting the Flyers did indeed give Braydon Coburn a contract extension.