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NHL Trade: The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals Swap Defensemen

The Philadelphia Flyers have sent defenseman Radko Gudas to the Washington Capitals for defenseman Matt Niskanen.

Pierre LeBrun: The Flyers will be retaining 30 percent of Gudas’ salary. He carries a $3.35 million salary cap hit and will be a UFA after this season.

The 32-year old Niskanen was drafted 28th overall in the first round of the 2005 draft by the Dallas Stars. He carries a $5.75 million cap hit and will be a UFA after next season.

The 29-year old Gudas was drafted 66th overall in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.