Daniel Briere names two players who won't be back with Flyers

Their time in Philadelphia appears to be over.

Michael W.

The offseason has officially arrived for the Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Daniel Briere, who will be tasked with making adjustments to the team that experienced various hot and cold stretches during the 2023-24 campaign and fell just short of a postseason berth. 

One move that team management has confirmed will not be taking place is the status of head coach John Tortorella, who will be back behind the bench next season. However, Briere has indicate that there are at least two players who won't be back with the team next season. 

According to Briere, the Flyers are moving on from veteran defenseman Marc Staal along with right wing Denis Gurianov. 

Staal, who at this time last season was playing with the Florida Panthers and eventually helped them reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1996, is coming off his first season with the Flyers after signing a free-agent deal over the summer. The 37-year-old Thunder Bay, Ontario native appeared in 35 games, scoring a goal to go with four assists. 

In 1136 career NHL games spent with the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Panthers and Flyers, he's scored 53 goals with 181 assists and boasts a +52 rating. 

Meanwhile, Gurionov began the season with the Nashville Predators, where he would play 14 games before being acquired by the Flyers in exchange for Wade Allison at last month's NHL Trade Deadline. He played in four games with the Flyers, registering zero points. 

In 298 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Predators and Flyers, Gurionov has scored 52 goals with 61 assists. 

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