A Cam Talbot trade could go down between the Oilers and Flyers as early as this weekend.
Darren Dreger had a Friday morning radio hit on Buffalo’s WGR 550, and included a few tidbits on that front.
“I do think that the Edmonton Oilers are going to move Cam Talbot, probably today or tomorrow,” indicated Dreger. “They’re still in a bit of a holding pattern, as I tweeted out, with the Philadelphia Flyers, so there’s no guarantee that they’re going to be able to get something done and close on this deal, but the indications are that it’s more likely than not. And Anthony Stolarz, whose contract expires - he’s a restricted free agent at the end of the year, is likely part of what would come back the other way.
“But again, they’re still trying to iron things out and close on it.”
Talbot is in the final season of a three-year, $12.5 million contract, which includes a modified no-trade clause through which he can nix 10 teams.
At one point in what was a longer conversation about the Oilers and Flyers, Dreger did note that “I believe there was a gesture made to Cam Talbot by the Oilers yesterday to say, ‘Look, Philadelphia may not be on your modified no-trade list, but we’re going to talk to them about a potential trade. Are you okay with that?’
“And I’m told that obviously he acknowledged that that was okay.”
Stolarz is on a one-year contract worth $761, 250, and he can become a restricted free agent this summer with arbitration rights.
Contract-related info via CapFriendly