Flyers Rumors: Philadelphia Looking To Flip Ryan Johansen

The Philadelphia Flyers are reportedly looking to flip center Ryan Johansen, acquired in a recent trade with the Colorado Avalanche involving Sean Walker.

Despite the initial move, Johansen's tenure with the Flyers seems ephemeral, as he cleared waivers and found himself reassigned to the AHL affiliate.

General Manager Daniel Briere leads the Flyers' management in actively seeking potential suitors for Johansen's services, emphasizing the urgency to find a new destination for the seasoned center before Friday's 3pm deadline.

"We have a different vision at this point," Briere said when asked why Johansen does not appear to be part of the team's future plans.

This season, the 31-year-old scored 13 goals and 23 total points over 63 games played with the Colorado Avalanche.

With Johansen's swift clearance from waivers, the Flyers are giving him a brief window to await potential trade opportunities.

He carries a $4M cap hit through next season, with the Nashville Predators retaining the other half of his $8M deal. However, the Flyers are reportedly willing to retain another 50% of his remaining $4M AAV, making him a $2M player.

Johansen was the 4th overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has spent time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, and Avalanche over his 13-year NHL career, amassing 202 goals and 376 assists for 578 points across 905 games played.

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