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Daily Times beat writer Anthony J. SanFilippo takes you inside the locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and the rest of the NHL.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Just spoke to Marty Biron.

He said the Flyers have not approached him about waiving his no trade clause and thinks the team would have done so by now if they were considering moving him.

The report that Biron would be traded to Phoenix and then flipped to another team originated out of Canada on TSN, the ESPN affiliate.

The idea would be that the Flyers would ramp up their effort to trade for Jay Bouwmeester by clearing Biron's salary off the cap and then acquire Bouwmeester and Craig Anderson from the Panthers.

Meanwhile, Phoenix would flip Biron to the Buffalo Sabres, where he would play at home and fill in for the injured Ryan MIller as the Sabres made a push for the playoffs.

"I really haven't given it as much thought as you might think because you guys have been asking me about it for the last two weeks," Biron said. "I answer it and then I go home and I haven't even thought about it. But, I was asked by a couple people today about it if I had waived it already or not and I said I was never asked.

"I don't know what I would say. I would have to cross that bridge when I get there. I was not asked. I think that most players are being asked three or four days before the deadline and I haven't been asked at all."

However, several NHL sources have said that it is something that has been explored, but it might not have reached a point where the Flyers needed to ask Biron to waive his no-trade clause.

The trade deadline is tomorrow at 3 p.m.


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