FLYERS DUMP DAVID SCHLEMKO AND HIS CONTRACT

By Annie Ross

The Flyers placed defenseman David Schlemko on unconditional waivers to terminating his contract.

Schlemko is expected to go unclaimed and the Flyers will buy out his contract.

Schlemko, who was acquired in the February trade that sent Dale Weise and Christian Folin to the Canadiens, was under contract through the 2019-20 season with a cap hit of $2.1 million. Per spotrac.com, Schlemko’s buyout cap hit will be $900,000 in 2019-20 and $600,000 in 2020-21.

The 32-year-old Schlemko was not expected to make the Flyers’ roster and would have played for AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley, which would have lowered his cap hit. The buyout lowers it a little more.

The Flyers have around $15.7 million in cap space, according to CapFriendly.com. They still need to sign four restricted free agents in Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov, Scott Laughton and Nicolas Aube-Kubel.

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