Thursday, July 30, 2015

Flyers trade Versteeg

Just when you though maybe, just maybe, the Flyers may be done making moves on Free Agent Friday, another one comes down.

Flyers trade Versteeg

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Kris Versteeg was traded to the Panthers for a second- and third-round pick. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Kris Versteeg was traded to the Panthers for a second- and third-round pick. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Just when you though maybe, just maybe, the Flyers may be done making moves on Free Agent Friday, another one comes down.

This time, the Flyers dealt forward Kris Versteeg to Florida in exchange for a second and third round pick. The second round pick is Florida's choice, either 2012 or 2013.

This move reunites Versteeg with former Chicago general manager Dale Tallon, the man responsible for bringing him to the Blackhawks.

It's also an important move for the Flyers, as it clears Verteeg's $3.083 million contract off the books, which could enable more moves to come.

The Flyers received a decent return in Versteeg, who originally cost them a 1st and 3rd round pick from Toronto on Valentine's Day. When you consider that the Flyers' first round pick is usually at the end of the round, and the Panthers' second round pick is usually at the beginning of the round, it's not a bad swap.

Versteeg added 7 goals and 4 assists for the Flyers in 27 regular season games. He also chipped in with 6 points in 11 playoff contests.

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Meanwhile, Ville Leino signed with Buffalo for six years and $27 million, according to TSN.

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