According to media sources, the Flyers are in talks with the Dallas Stars to acquire 34-year old netminder Marty Turco.
Adding fuel to the potential deal, Kevin Allen of USA Today is reporting that the Stars have acquired Atlanta goalie Kari Lehtonen, which set the trade wheel in motion and would likely spell the end for Turco in Dallas.
With Flyers’ goaltender Ray Emery suffering from a potential season-ending hip injury, the Flyers are suddenly in need of a legitimate starting goalie. And according to the reports, Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren is shopping for just that.
However, as CSNPhilly writer Tim Pannacio reported on Feb. 4, the Flyers couldn’t take on the $5.7 (around $1.83 million prorated according to Capgeek.com) cap hit that Turco brings.
“That [Turco deal] is not happening,” Holmgren told CSNPhilly.com last week. “There is no chance of that happening. If we had interest in Marty Turco, we’d certainly look at him over the summer. We can’t take that cap hit [at that spot].”
A nine-year veteran, Turco has a career record of 496-472, with a 2.30 GAA and .911% save percentage. Turco is in the final year of a four-year contract.