A season after reaching the Stanley Cup against the Chicago Blackhawks, Daniel Cleary may officially be out of Detroit’s future.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the 34 year old right wing will reportedly sign with the Philadelphia Flyers and even received an invitation to camp on a professional tryout.
“I’m a big Dan Cleary fan. I think he really grew into a solid NHL player in Detroit. He was a good leader. We tried to-resign him.” General manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press.
He was supposedly offered less than the reported three year $8.25 million deal he will possibly sign with the Flyers. Detroit offered him a little under $2 million annually for a three year deal.
Both deals were submitted in July before Detroit signed Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss.
Now nothing is official yet but an announcement could come soon as training camps open up on September 12th for the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.