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Report: Flyers interested in Yandle

Jun 22, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

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According to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia, the Flyers are looking to make a splash on defense — but not in the way you might think.

Long rumored as a suitor for Nashville’s Ryan Suter, sources are now indicating Philly is interested in acquiring Keith Yandle from the Phoenix Coyotes.

More, from Panaccio:

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney is canvassing offers for Yandle. A source told on Friday night that the Flyers would like to get in on Yandle, but so do the Detroit Red Wings and other teams.

One of the Flyers’ greatest needs this summer is shoring up their defense given that Chris Pronger is not expected to play next season with post-concussion syndrome.

Yandle, 25, has a deal that runs through 2015-16 with a $5.25 million cap hit (the Coyotes inked him last July.) It’s fairly comparable to Pronger’s annual $4.9 million cap hit, which could be freed up if Pronger stays on long term injured reserve.

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 22, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Can’t you just save time and write one story saying “Flyers interested in every single player available”? This site with the Flyers is like TSN with the Leafs.

  2. mclovinhockey - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    That’s cause Philly looks at all options, smart idea, sometimes the execution is off like trading bob for nothing.

    • icdogg - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      45th pick of the draft is not nothing.

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