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3 Flyers not expected to be back next season

Published April 20, 2024 at 7:17
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The Philadelphia Flyers season is now officially over as the Flyers missed the playoffs. With the season, being over, the offseason is set to be begin and Flyers roster changes will be made, including these three Flyers who are not expected to return to the team next season. Per NHL Trade Rumors, the three Flyers not expected back are Erik Johnson, Marc Staal and Cal Peterson.

Johnson was acquired by the Flyers from the Buffalo Sabres at this year's trade deadline and was clearly a depth move. The Flyers just traded Sean Walker and had 3 other defensemen on injured reserve. Johnson, 36, is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so it would not make sense for the Flyers to re-sign Johnson, especially with the plethora of young defensemen they have. Then, there is Staal, he was signed by the Flyers last offseason to a one-year contract, but he is now 37, and was a healthy scratch several games this year. He was forced into action due to the trade of Sean Walker and the other injured defenseman. Again, it would not make sense to re-sign him either so do not expect him to be back.

Lastly, there is Peterson, unlike, Johnson and Staal, Peterson
is not an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Peterson signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings and has one year left on the deal with a $5-million cap hit. The Flyers will have to buy his contract out this offseason, which would save them some cap space. This seems likely as Peterson performed so poorly, they were forced to send him to the minors in favor of Felix Sandstrom. On the year, Peterson played in five games with 3.90 GAA and .864 save percentage. The Flyers will most likely have the goalie tandem of Sam Ersson and Ivan Fedotov next season so there is no reason to bring back Peterson.

Source: NHL Trade Rumors


NHL Rumors: 3 Flyers Not Expected To be Back Next Season
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April 20   |   137 answers
3 Flyers not expected to be back next season

Who Should the Flyers bring back next year?

Erik Johnson2619 %
Marc Staal32.2 %
Cal Peterson21.5 %
None should return next season10677.4 %
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