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Flyers Waive Tony DeAngelo



Tony DeAngelo
Tony DeAngelo (AP photo/ Matt Slocum)

The Philadelphia Flyers announced, in a one-sentence statement, the end of the Tony DeAngelo era.

The statement: The Philadelphia Flyers have placed Tony DeAngelo on unconditional waivers.

The Flyers’ plan is to buy out DeAngelo, a source confirmed. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the buyout strategy.

DeAngelo, a defenseman, is scheduled to have a $5 million cap hit for the 2023-24 season.

DeAngelo, 27, could be bought out Saturday if he clears waivers. He has one year left on his two-year, $10 million contract. Buying out DeAngelo would cost the Flyers $3.33 million spread over the next two seasons.

The Flyers thought they had a trade in place with Carolina to move DeAngelo. An NHL rule held up the trade because of a salary cap regulation. The trade was expected to be completed this week.

The Flyers signed DeAngelo last year to a two-year deal worth $10 million. 

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