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Report: Flyers exploring options with Atkinson

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The Philadelphia Flyers continue to explore options for veteran winger Cam Atkinson, reports TSN's Darren Dreger.

The San Jose Sharks are interested in the 35-year-old, but Atkinson isn't keen on a move to the Bay Area, sources told Dreger. Atkinson's contract contains a 10-team no-trade list.

Keeping Atkinson or buying him out are also options on the table for Philadelphia, Dreger adds.

Atkinson is in the last year of his deal with a $5.875-million cap hit. The Flyers would reportedly be willing to retain a large chunk of his salary in any move. A buyout would go as follows:

Season Initial cap hit Buyout cap hit
2024-25 $5.875M $2.358M
2025-26 N/A $1.758M

Atkinson produced 13 goals and 15 assists in 70 games with the Flyers last season after missing the prior campaign due to neck surgery. He was a healthy scratch on multiple occasions down the stretch in 2023-24.

The 5-foot-8, 176-pound winger has reached the 20-goal mark seven times in his 12-year NHL career, potting a personal-best 41 in 2018-19 with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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