Could the Flyers shop Andrej Meszaros? Will Jaromir Jagr return with the Bruins? Read on for the latest.
PHILLY.COM: Sam Carchidi suggests if the Flyers dealt defenseman Andrej Meszaros, “it would solve their cap woes and loosen their crowded blue line.” Meszaros was sidelined by injuries last season but is expected to be medically cleared in a couple of weeks. Carchidi noted eight teams have more than $10 million cap space, with the Islanders having $20.2 million.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given the choice, the Flyers probably prefer to move Meszaros and retain Braydon Coburn, but will there be a market for Meszaros? Apart from the recent injury history, there’s also his contract, in which he’s getting $5.5 million in real salary this season but at a cap hit of $4 million. While eight teams have more than $10 million in cap space, most (if not all) probably won’t spend it, as they’re under self-imposed cap ceilings.
CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty reports Bruins GM Joe Haggerty ruled out a return of Jaromir Jagr. Haggerty suggests that likely happened when the Bruins signed Jarome Iginla.