The report also indicates that Clowe — who becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season — and the Flyers have already worked out a new multi-year contract. Currently, Clowe, who must waive his no-trade clause for a deal to be completed, has a salary cap hit of $3.625 million.
Flyers beat reporter Frank Seravalli confirmed the report from The Telegram, however other reports suggest a Sharks-Flyers deal may not be imminent.
Can confirm a St. John’s report the Flyers have made a pitch for San Jose LW Ryane Clowe and have held talks witi his agent. #Tradetracker
Clowe has been one of the best power forwards in the NHL over the last four seasons, however the Newfoundlander has not produced at his usual output this season. Clowe has recorded a mere 11 assists in 28 games this season without registering a goal.
The 30-year-old, who also has 79 penalty minutes this season, is a big body that can add a physical element to a lineup, ideal for playoff-type hockey. There are many teams reportedly interested in acquiring Clowe, including the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers.
On Clowe: A report saying he’s on his way to Philly is “premature,” per source. Flyers are in play, but so are many others. No deal yet