By Jenny Masters
Claude Giroux won’t re-sign with the Flyers before the end of the 2021-22 season.
“I’ve had good conversations with Claude and with Pat Brisson, his agent, and at this point our plan is to play the season out and we’ll talk at the end of the season,” Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said.
“We’re both comfortable with that. Claude’s our captain, he’s a great player and I anticipate that we’ll find a way to continue that relationship going forward. But right now I think what we’ll do is we’ll just get through the season and we’ll look at the situation and see where he’s at, see where we’re at and we’ll do what’s best for everybody.”
The Flyers signed Sean Couturier to an eight-year contract extension this week.
Giroux will be eligible to test the open market after the 2021-22 campaign if something isn’t worked out with the Flyers beforehand.