Vinny Prospal Traded

On June 18, the Flyers traded the rights to forward Vaclav Prospal to Tampa, the team from which they acquired him in February.  The Flyers received Nashville’s seventh round pick in this year’s draft, which the Lightning had held.  An unrestricted free agent, Prospal had not indicated interest in re-signing with the Flyers and was expected to sign elsewhere.  If he signs with Tampa, the Flyers will also get Tampa’s fourth round draft pick next year. 

Although Prospal had briefly sparked Danny Briere’s line, he pretty much disappeared in the Eastern Conference Finals.  Since he wasn’t going to re-sign with the Flyers, GM Paul Holmgren did a good job of getting something for him instead of losing him for nothing once free agency opens on July 1.

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