Former Colorado Avalanche center Ryan Johansen battling against the Nashville Predators
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SHOCKING: Philadelphia Flyers Newest Trade Deadline Addition to Refuse to Report to the Team

Published March 9, 2024 at 4:42 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers made a number of creative moves this season. One of their deals saw center Ryan Johansen come to the team from the Colorado Avalanche.

Flyers Acquire Center In Trade With Central Division Powerhouse

One of the deals the Flyers made at the deadline was sending out defenseman Sean Walker tot he Colorado Avalanche in exchange for center Ryan Johansen and Colorado's 1st round pick in 2025. The move came despite the fact that the Flyers are in a legitimate playoff race. However, this move does more to solidify the long-term success of the team. An additional 1st round pick next year could go a long way in aiding the Flyers' rebuild.


To #GoAvsGo
D - Sean Walker
2026 5th RD pick (PHI)

To #LetsGoFlyers
F - Ryan Johansen
2025 1st RD pick (COL) *conditional

Condition: Top-10 protected

That being said, Johansen was more of a cap dump in this trade than anything else. The 31-yearold has 13 goals and 23 points in 61 games this year. However, he may not be playing any games at all with his new team.

Johansen Considering Not Reporting To American Hockey League Club

After the trade, the Flyers put Johansen on waivers for the purpose of sending him to the AHL. Given his 4 million dollar cap hit, which carries through until the end of next season, no team claimed him. Now he is apparently considering not reporting.

It appears that Ryan Johansen is dealing with injuries and it is still unclear if he'll report to LV - something seemingly out of left field.

Johansen is a buyout candidate this summer (if healthy). Injured players cannot be bought out.


This could put the team in a difficult situation although Johansen never figured to be a part of the Flyer's long-term plans. Still though, they could be forced to buy him out in the offseason. Regardless, this is certainly an interesting development for the team and one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

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SHOCKING: Philadelphia Flyers Newest Trade Deadline Addition to Refuse to Report to the Team

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