The Flyers will reportedly sign 34-year-old left winger Dan Cleary to a three-year, $8.25 million deal with a full no-trade clause, according to Helen St. James of the Detroit Free Press, who then laughed at the Flyers.

Cleary had 15 points in 48 games last season and 33 points in 75 games two seasons ago.

The Flyers will now have to make a trade. This move will put them $2 million over the cap before Chris Pronger’s $5 million comes off the books. As such, the deal won’t be official until the end of the month.

Type OB Flyers fans are already, predictably, defending the move:

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I don’t believe that’s a parody account.