Monday, December 22, 2014

Roster moves; Salary cap breakdown

Flyers made two roster moves on Sunday, along with a weekly salary cap breakdown.

Roster moves; Salary cap breakdown

The Flyers announced today that backup to the backup goaltender Johan Backlund was loaned back to Adirondack, along with extra defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon.

Neither player saw game action with the Flyers.

That means that the real backup goaltender, Brian Boucher, and seventh defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen are ready to return from injured reserve. Today was the first day they were eligible to return to the roster.

While it may be a long ride back to Glens Falls, N.Y., both Backlund and Bourdon enjoyed a nice boost in pay to watch from the sidelines during the Flyers’ first road trip of the season.

Speaking of paychecks, here is this week’s salary cap breakdown:

Danny Briere - $6,500,000
Kimmo Timonen - $6,333,333
Chris Pronger - $6,250,000
Mike Richards - $5,750,000
Simon Gagne - $5,250,000
Jeff Carter - $5,000,000
Scott Hartnell - $4,200,000
(Mike Rathje - $3,500,000)
Matt Carle - $3,437,500
Ray Emery - $1,500,000
Braydon Coburn - $1,300,000
Ian Laperriere - $1,166,666
Brian Boucher - $925,000
Dan Carcillo - $893,750
James van Riemsdyk - $850,000
Ryan Parent - $821,667
Claude Giroux - $821,666
Arron Asham - $640,000
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen - $600,000
Danny Syvret - $575,000
Blair Betts - $550,000
Riley Cote - $550,000
Darroll Powe - $520,000
Mika Pyorala - $500,000

Total Payroll: $54,112,915
Salary Cap: $56,800,000
Cap space: $2,687,085

Note: Mike Rathje’s salary does not count as he is on the Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR) list, but the Flyers are still paying him that amount.

Bonuses: James van Riemsdyk is due another $804,166 and Ryan Parent is due another $33,333 – both bonuses are paid at the end of the season. Those numbers count against the cap but there is a 7% allowance cushion on top of the $56.8 million cap that allows those to be paid. Next season and beyond, full bonuses will count against the cap during the season.

Disclaimer: I am a writer... and as such, was never good at math. Those two things do not make me a capologist -- just an amateur.

Backlund earned $4,145 per day he was with the big club and Bourdon pulled in $4,534.

In comparison, Danny Briere – the Flyers’ highest paid player – earns $33,679 per day of the season. There are 193 days in the 2009-10 season.

Read tomorrow’s Daily News for our new feature, Frequent Flyers, which will run on Monday’s during the hockey season.

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Frank Seravalli Daily News Staff Writer
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