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Flyers place defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on waivers

Shayne Gostisbehere has been linked with a move away from the Philadelphia Flyers in the past, and now could be on the move permanently in the coming days.

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday they’ve placed Gostisbehere on waivers following Monday’s 4-3 comeback win over the Buffalo Sabres. Gostisbehere has had an up-and-down 2021 season, scoring five goals and adding six assists for 11 points in 25 games played.

Gostisbehere, 27, is in his sixth full campaign with the Flyers, but has had streaky moments defensively so far. Despite his 20:01 ice time per game, the veteran defenseman has delivered some shocking performances in earlier divisional losses to both the New York Islanders and Rangers.

After three-consecutive 70+ game seasons, Gostisbehere tallied 42 regular season appearances in 2019-20 with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing an early halt to play. He did return register two points in five playoff appearances last summer.

His contract is set to expire in 2023 and his cap hit is at $4.5 million for each of the next two seasons.

The Flyers return to action on Wednesday at Buffalo.

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