Flyers trade Ivan Provorov, working on separate Carter Hart deal

Goalie Carter Hart blocks a shot in front of the goal in Flyers uniform
Carter Hart #79 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period at the Wells Fargo Center on November 25, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo credit Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The new Philadelphia Flyers' front office, behind the leadership of general manager Danny Briere and president Keith Jones, are getting after it today, reportedly trading defenseman Ivan Provorov and potentially goalie Carter Hart.

The Flyers are reportedly trading Provorov to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team deal with the Los Angeles Kings, where Philadelphia gets back defenseman Sean Walker and goalie Cal Petersen.

The Kings will reportedly retain 30-percent of Provorov's salary. Provorov, 26, will enter 2023 in year five of a six-year, $40.5 million deal which has a $6.75M cap hit.

The Flyers will also reportedly get draft picks back in return.

The Flyers are also working on a deal to move Hart.

The deals are not finalized yet.

When asked about trading Hart on 94WIP on May 27th, Briere said this.

"I would say most likely Carter is going to be our goalie of the future," Briere told Glen Macnow and Mike Sielski on their Saturday 94WIP radio show. "Now, I'm not in a position to turn down anything. If there's teams calling about him, we have to listen. That's my job as a general manager, I have to listen. I have to do what is best for the team and the organization. In saying that, I expect Carter Hart to be our goalie for many years to come."

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