MAKING MOVES FOR BRIERE
Both Metropolit and Vaananen make $1 million this season, although Metropolit is signed through next season as well.
If both players go unclaimed, the Flyers will have the ability to send them to the Phantoms of the AHL if need be.
This leaves the Flyers with a few options.
They most likely will send a combination of three of Metropolit, Vaananen, Lasse Kukkonen and Darroll Powe to the Phantoms to clear space for Briere.
Kukkonen makes $875,000, while Powe counts for $450,000 against the cap.
Briere makes $6.5 million and the Flyers need to clear a little more than $2 million to bring him back.
If either Metropolit or Vaananen are claimed off waivers, the Flyers would still get salary cap relief.