Flyers Trading for Rasmus Ristolainen (Updated)

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From our Anthony SanFilippo:

You know Ristolainen. Righty defenseman on a stinky Sabres team that beat the Flyers three times. He’s 26 years old and coming off a season where he had 18 points in 49 games. 6’4″, about 215, big guy who should play on the second pairing here in Philadelphia next to Travis Sanheim.

If I’ve got it correct, the D pairings look like this:

  • Provy/Ryan Ellis
  • Risto/Sanheim
  • Braun/York

Here’s his full statistical chart via Hockey Reference:

Update with more on the deal:

Ooof… that’s a little pricey. That’s an overpay. Might be more involved here. Standing by.

Update 2:

Wow that’s the full deal. Feels like an overpay!