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Source: Tony DeAngelo's return to Hurricanes slowed by CBA

The Philadelphia Flyers' attempt to trade defenseman Tony DeAngelo back to the Carolina Hurricanes is being held up by a clause in the NHL collective bargaining agreement, an NHL source confirmed on Monday.

The Flyers acquired the restricted free agent rights to DeAngelo, 27, from the Hurricanes on July 7, 2022, for three draft picks. Former Philadelphia general manager Chuck Fletcher signed him to a two-year, $10 million contract.

GM Danny Briere, who replaced Fletcher and has been aggressively reshaping their roster this offseason, had a deal in place to send DeAngelo back to the Hurricanes for a prospect, with Philadelphia retaining 50% of his salary.