Talk about a failed trade... Back this summer, the Philadelphia Flyers to move centre Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues for forward Jori Lehtera, the No. 27 pick in the 2017 entry draft and a conditional pick in 2018.
And let's just say the Flyers weren't on the winning side of this trade, to say the least. Schenn is lighting it up for the Blues this year and Jori Lehtera is doing the opposite in Philadelphia this season.
The good thing is that the Flyers also received the two draft picks in the deal, but now GM Ron Hextall needs to figure out what to do with Lehtera. According to NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Flyers are now listening to offers made for Lehtera, who has a healthy scratch once again on Thursday night.
"They’re not out there shopping him aggressively but certainly, given their depth up front, they could trade him for the right offer. He’s got another year left on his deal at $4.7 million which might scare off some teams," LeBrun explained on Insider Trading on TSN.
However, LeBrun believes that some rival clubs might look to given him a chance - a second one literally this season.
"Here’s a guy who played with Vladimir Tarasenko in St. Louis three years ago and put up 44 points, so there might be a taker."
The Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins are all said to be in the market for depth up front. They could call and see what is the price tag on the 29-year-old forward.
In 17 games with Philadelphia thus far this season, Lehtera has amassed just two assists.