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Flyers, Sharks Agree On Trade Involving Nabokov, Pick

CSN Philly is reporting that the Philadelphia Flyers have a verbal agreement with the Sharks to give up one of their seventh round picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft if the Flyers can get a deal done with goalie Evgeni Nabokov. Nabokov is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, giving the Flyers only a short time to get a deal done.

The Sharks made it clear to Nabokov last week that he was not in their plans for the future and that he would not be re-signed. As the article above notes, it could be hard for the Flyers to get a deal done with Nabokov and his agent in such short amount of time, as he might elect to see what kind of market there is for him once he hits unrestricted free agency on the first.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has declined to comment on any specifics, but did note that there would be "some nuances", and as the article linked above notes this is likely due to Nabokov playing on the west coast for his entire career, would he want to relocate at this point, being one of the older goalies to hit the market this offseason?