Flyers To Buy Out Bryzgalov And Briere

Mark Streit’s agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers could spell the official end to the tenures of Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported yesterday that both Briere and Bryzgalov will be bought out via the new compliance “amnesty” clause in the collective bargaining agreement.

Players may be bought out beginning 48 hours after the Stanley Cup finals end – no later than June 28, or 2 days after a possible Game 7.

Cutting ties with Briere, 35, and Bryzgalov, 32, would free up $12.17 million.

A source close to the situation told the Daily News that the Flyers were considering trying to trade Briere prior to June 30’s draft in New Jersey. Instead, the source said the Flyers have settled on making Briere an early free agent. He has 2 years left on his deal at $6.5 million per season; with a no-movement clause, he would need to approve a trade.