By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Flyers were in desperate need of a goalie. They were down to their third-string net minder.
The Flyers acquired help late on Monday night. They pulled off a deal with the Detroit Red Wings to acquire Petr Mrázek.
Both sides began negotiations early on Monday. The Flyers gave up a fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
There is also a conditional pick in the mix. Should the Flyers re-sign Mrázek, they will give the Red Wings a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
The 26-year-old has spent his entire career with the Red Wings. He was their 141st overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Mrázek is making $4 million this season in the final year of his two-year, $8 million deal with the Red Wings. Detroit is retaining 50%, $2 million, of his salary in this trade.
He is the third Czech player on the Flyers. He joins Radko Gudas and Michal Neuvirth.
Neuvirth was injured on Sunday against the New York Rangers. The Flyers were already without Brian Elliott, who is expected to return in March after having cord muscle surgery.
He was 5-3-2 in his last 10 games with the Red Wings. He also had a 2.01 goals against average and a .937 save percentage.
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