According to a report by The Telegram, based in Newfoundland, the Philadelphia Flyers are on the verge of acquiring right winger Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks.
Up until a couple days ago, it was very unlikely that the 2nd-to-last place Flyers would be buyers at the deadline. Two wins later, however, the Flyers are within 2 points of a playoff spot and looking to add a veteran offensive piece to help in their push to the playoffs. The 7-year veteran is in the last year of his prorated deal worth upwards of $3.6 million, but according to the same report, Clowe and the Flyers have already reached a new multi-year deal that will go into effect after this season.
Clowe has missed 6 games this year due to injury, racking up 0 goals and 11 assists in 28 games. In 76 games last season, he had 17 goals and 28 assists. In addition to being a solid offensive player, Clowe is very physical defensively, similar to Flyers young defensive stud Sean Couturier.
This move likely comes in response to the news that veteran forward Max Talbot will be lost for the season with a broken leg.
According to several reports, Couturier, mentioned above, is a possible trading partner for Clowe but no other news at this time.