It hasn't been a very good week for Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise and breaking news coming in reveal: things are getting worse.
Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon has just announced that Weise will not accompany the team to Montreal for tomorrow night’s game against the Canadiens, a former club of the veteran forward.
When the news was made public, Sportsnet's Eric Engels added that Weise has been told by the Flyers to remain at home and wait to be trade.
Weise was placed on waivers on Tuesday and cleared on Wednesday. He skated on his own this morning and did not take part in practice with the rest of his teammates.
In 42 games this season, Weise has collected five goals and 11 points.
He signed a four-year deal with the Flyers on July 1, 2016 and has one year left at $2.35M after this season. A veteran of 481 NHL career games, Weise has a total of 54 goals and 120 points over the course of his career with the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Flyers.
The Flyers started out with a minor trade this week. The first move of new GM Chuck Fletcher’s tenure was moving forward Jordan Weal to the Arizona Coyotes in return for a sixth-round draft pick and defenseman Jacob Graves, who was assigned to the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals.
There should be, according to many insiders, more to come. Let's hope there is something out there for Weise, who for now, needs to patiently wait at home...