Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Source: Flyers to sign Gervais

The Flyers are close to signing defenseman Bruno Gervais, according to an NHL source.

Source: Flyers to sign Gervais

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The Flyers are close to signing defenseman Bruno Gervais. (AP Photo / Chris O´Meara)
The Flyers are close to signing defenseman Bruno Gervais. (AP Photo / Chris O'Meara)

The Flyers are close to signing defenseman Bruno Gervais, according to an NHL source.

Gervais (6-1, 200), an unresricted free agent who made $525,000 last season, would add some size and a right-handed shot to the Flyers' defense. He had six goals for the Tampa Bay Lightning last year.

Gervais, a seven-year NHL veteran, he will be about $4.5M (per-season cap hit) cheaper than Matt Carle, who signed with Tampa Bay. Carle got a six-year deal for $33 million, an annual cap hit of $5.5 million.

The 27-year-old Gervais would compete for a spot on the Flyers' third D pairing.

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