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Flyers send D Gostisbehere and draft picks to Arizona

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 14:55:40-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have sent one-time cornerstone defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to the Arizona Coyotes along with second- and seventh-round picks in next year’s draft.

Moving on from Gostisbehere gives the Flyers about $4.5 million in salary cap relief over the next two seasons, setting them up to continue a roster overhaul.

Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong says Gostisbehere will be a solid addition to the team's blue line. The 28-year-old had a strong rookie season in 2015-16 but his play tailed off dramatically after that.