The Flyers are getting a 2023 third-round draft pick in return and won't retain any salary on the 35-year old defenseman's expiring contract. Braun carries a cap hit of $1.8 million.
Pending the official trade call, but Rangers get Justin Braun from the Flyers in exchange for a 3rd RD pick in '23. No salary retention.
Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 21, 2022 The Flyers held Braun out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Islanders. It was plain to see why.
"There’s been a lot of teams calling on Justin," general manager Chuck Fletcher said before the Flyers' 2-1 win. "We’ll see what that means over the next day, whether we move him or not.
He plays really hard. He’s a guy who blocks shots and takes hits. I just thought it would be prudent to at least resolve this over the next 24 hours and just hold him out for today."
Turns out it means the veteran blue-liner leaving Broad Street for Broadway.
Braun has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 61 games this season. He's averaging 20:02 of ice time, is plus-3, and has blocked 114 shots — the second most on the team behind Ivan Provorov (125).
He's spent the past three seasons with the Flyers, and has been a relatively reliable middle-bottom pairing defenseman, even with the way this season has gone.