Flyers, Red Wings discussing trade for Mrazek


TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Philadelphia Flyers are having ongoing discussions with the Detroit Red Wings regarding goaltender Petr Mrazek

The Flyers, already without starter Brian Elliot, lost fill-in starter Michael Neuvirth to a lower-body injury

Michal Neuvirth, who had been 3-0-1 since replacing the injured Brian Elliott on Feb. 10, had to leave Sunday’s game against the New York Rangers after the end of the first period. The Flyers said he had a lower-body injury, and they won’t know how much time he will miss until at least Monday.

Rookie Alex Lyon stopped 25 of 26 shots in relief as the Flyers improved to 30-19-10 on the season.

Mrazek,, owns an 8-7-3 record through 22 games this season with a .910 save percentage and a 2.89 goals against average.

Elliott is expected to be sidelined for at least five weeks with an abdominal injury, so Flyers general manager Ron Hextall will be on the phones looking for a veteran goalie.

Mrazek is the top option here. The asking price is said to be a third-round draft pick, which Philly is not keen on giving away. However, given the situation, Hextall may have no choice but to pony up. This team is right in the race and the other options simply are not as desirable.  Buffalo’s Robin Lehner may have been on the radar, but he went down to injury recently. Chad Johnson, Arizona’s Antti Raanta, Toronto minor-leaguer, Calvin Pickard, and Vancouver’s Anders Nilsson are among the other goalies Hextall may pursue before the Feb. 26 trade deadline.