The Flyers may have just found their next goaltender.
According to CSNPhilly.com, the Flyers have a verbal agreement in place with the San Jose Sharks to acquire the rights to goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.
According to the source, the verbal deal in place states that the Sharks will receive a seventh-round selection in the 2011 NHL entry draft if Nabokov is signed to a deal prior to the July 1 free-agent period. If not, the Sharks get nothing and thirty-four year old Nabokov will become an unrestricted free agent. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren and Nabokov’s agent Don Meehan are expected to begin talks immediately.
Known has one of the better regular season backstops in the NHL, “Nabby” as he’s known, earned a 44-16 regular season record in 2009-10 to go along with his 2.43 goals against average and .922% save percentage.
Nabokov is coming off a $5.4 million dollar contract and will likely need to accept a decline from that for the Flyers to ink him.