Canadiens, Flyers talking P.K. Subban trade?
Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban during a game against the Senators at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ont., March 16, 2012. (TONY CALDWELL/QMI Agency)
The Philadelphia Flyers have reportedly asked the Montreal Canadiens about the availability of restricted free agent defenceman P.K. Subban.
The Flyers are interested in adding Subban, who has been unable to come to terms on a new contract with the Canadiens. Philly will probably start the season with three blueliners -- Chris Pronger, Andrej Meszaros and Andreas Lilja -- out with injuries.
Sportsnet reported earlier this week that he was close to signing a three-year, $12 million deal but so far that hasn't happened. Last month, TSN said Subban had rejected a two-year, $5.5 million offer.
If the Canadiens investigate a deal with the Flyers, they will likely ask for young forward Sean Couturier to be included, which will be a non-starter for Philly.