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Flyers Make Qualifying Offers To Five Key Players



Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Morgan Frost. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Flyers made qualifying offers to five players Wednesday, according to general manager Daniel Briere.

Each of the five players is expected to help the Flyers in their rebuild. They are: forward Noah Cates, Morgan Frost and Olle Lycksell, and defensemen Ronnie Attard and Cam York.

Three players were not offered contracts — forwards Evan Barratt and Keifer Bellows, and defenseman Wyatt Wylie. They will become free agents on July 1.

Cates played all 82 games and scored 13 goals and 25 assists. He was a plus-3, a strong two-way player who improved throughout the season.

Frost played 81 games in a breakthrough season. He scored 19 goals and 27 assists, fourth on the team, and was a minus-12.

Lycksell played 53 games for the Phantoms, with 14 goals and 31 assists. He played eight games with the Flyers and recorded one assist.

Attard was a member of Team USA at the World Championships. He played 68 games with the Phantoms and scored 12 goals and 20 assists. He played two games with the Flyers.

York shook off an early-season demotion to the Phantoms, where he played 20 games, to have a strong season with the Flyers. He played 54 games with Philadelphia and scored two goals and 18 assists. He is looked upon as a possible top-line defenseman.

Of the three not offered contracts, only Bellows got playing time with the Flyers. He had 3 goals in 27 games after being claimed off waivers from the Islanders.

Per the collective bargaining agreement, the Flyers announced that goaltender Ivan Fedotov’s 2022-23 contract has been tolled and will remain in effect for the 2023-24 season. Fedotov did not play this season in Russia as he fulfilled his military obligation.

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