Chuck Fletcher hasn’t yet made a big trade as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers but he has continued to make some minor tweaks to the roster. He continued that on Saturday morning by sending Dale Weise back to the Montreal Canadiens, along with Christian Folin, in exchange for defenseman Dave Schlemko and forward Byron Froese.
Weise had been placed on waivers earlier this season.
The 30-year-old winger has been a disappointment in Philadelphia since signing a four-year contract in free agency prior to the 2016-17 season. He signed that contract after a pretty successful stint with the Canadiens that saw him play some of the best hockey of his career. Unfortunately for Weise he will not immediately get the opportunity to recapture that magic as the team is, at least for now, assigning him to the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League.
Folin will remain with the Canadiens.
As for Schlemko and Froese, the Flyers are also sending them to their AHL team, Lehigh Valley, so it’s pretty much a minor league trade and moving around a couple of contracts (Weise and Schlemko) that neither team no longer wants to deal with.
Weise has appeared in 42 games this season for the Flyers, scoring five goals to go with six assists. Folin had appeared in 26 games for the Flyers with just two assists.
The Flyers host a struggling Anaheim Ducks team on Saturday, entering the day having won eight of their past nine games and collecting at least a point in each of them.