Report: Lightning on the verge of trading for Flyers forward Simon Gagne

Thumbnail image for simongagne3.jpgWhen word spread that Ilya Kovalchuk re-signed with the New Jersey Devils, some immediately thought of the other names bandied about this summer. One of them was Simon Gagne, who the Flyers reportedly traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning moments ago.

Frank Seravalli broke the news.

In an earlier Tweet, Seravalli passed along word that the Flyers might receive Dana Tyrell and Ty Wishart for Gagne, but that has not been confirmed just yet. Other rumors indicate that the Flyers might receive goalie Mike Smith in the deal. We’re still waiting on the exact perimeters of the trade, though.

We’ll let you know once official announcements are made, so consider this a well-founded rumor right now.

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