The New York Rangers are also expected to exercise one of their compliance buyouts on Brad Richards, who carried a cap hit of $6.67 million and earned $12 million in each of the last two seasons. He signed a nine-year, $60 million deal with the Rangers in July 2011.
The Flyers were heavily interested in signing Richards in July 2011 before he went to New York. It appears not much has changed over the last two years as The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi reports that a source said the Flyers would "absolutely" be interested in signing Richards if the Rangers were to use their compliance buyout on him.
Richards, 33, had 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points last season in 46 games. In 2011-12, his first in New York, he had 25 goals and 41 assists for 66 points. He appears to have lost a step and has worn out his welcome in New York so a compliance buyout is a real possibility.
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