NHL Rumors: Ottawa Senators & Philadelphia Flyers Discussing Trade

The NHL's trade market has slowed down a bit as the preseason continues and cuts are made throughout the league. Once team's get a good sense of how their lineups will shape up, look for some early season trades to try and fill some gaps. Two teams to keep an eye on? Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers.

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Sens and Flyers have been discussing a deal for quite some time now and appear to be discussing Ottawa forward Mathieu Joseph.

The Senators are trying to create cap space to sign restricted free-agent Shane Pinto. Ottawa currently only has just over $100,000 in cap space and Pinto is expected to want around $2 million per season.

As for Joseph, he's a bottom-six forward who has some potential to be an impact checking winger. Last season he appeared in 56 games for the Sens, recording 18 points. He's signed through the 2025-26 season at $2.95 million and doesn't hold any trade protection. 

Moving out Joseph for a mid-level prospect to then sign Pinto to a bridge deal is what Senators GM Pierre Dorion has on his plate at the moment. We'll have to wait and see if Dorion can get a deal done before the start of the new season. 

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