I’m waiting for a few emails back from the Kings’ offices, but it appears that the Kings and Flyers have made a trade, according to these reports from Elliotte Friedman, Bob McKenzie, Renaud Lavoie and Renaud Lavoie:
Lecavalier and Luke Schenn for Weal and a third
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 6, 2016
Sounds as if LA and PHI have something done. Hearing Luke Schenn L.A. bound. Possibly Lecavalier too? Stay tuned.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 6, 2016
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) January 6, 2016
There’s obviously a lot more to come, and the expectation is that the Flyers will be eating a significant portion of the salary of Lecavalier, who carries a $4.5M cap hit through 2017-18.
So, I have a doctors appointment that I am unable to get out of. This will take up virtually all of the afternoon, so stay tuned for reports on Twitter and elsewhere. Should more details surface before I leave for the appointment, I will post them to this page. Thank you for understanding. More to come later, including reactions and financial implications.
UPDATE: Some new news on the financials:
Flyers are retaining 50% of both Lecavalier and Schenn's salaries.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 6, 2016