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Philadelphia Flyers Acquire Matt Niskanen From Washington Capitals

Just over a week after they acquired the rights to upcoming unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes from the Winnipeg Jets, the Philadelphia Flyers have made another move. Fletcher has sent defenseman Radko Gudas to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Matt Niskanen. The Flyers will retain 30% of Gudas’ remaining contract while taking on all of Niskanen’s.

The Capitals needed to create some cap space, having just under 12.5 million of projected room to work with before this swap was made, according to Getting Niskanen’s 5.