According to CSNPhilly.com, former San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov could be sporting a Flyers jersey soon. CSNPhilly.com is reporting that the Flyers have reached a verbal agreement for the signing rights to Nabokov, sending the Sharks a seventh round pick in the 2011 draft if they can sign the goaltender prior to July 1.
Nabokov is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
According to TSN, Nabokov has told the Flyers that he would rather test the market first and head into free agency on July 1. It’s possible, too, that he’ll have more than his fair share of KHL options.
Sharks GM Doug Wilson wouldn’t confirm any deal to sign Nabokov, but he did tell CSNPhilly.com that there were a few issues around the negotiating process that could take some time to sort out.
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren was similarly quiet about the issue, stating only that Nabokov was a “good goalie” before adding that he thought the Russian would test free agency waters on July 1.
So even with the rumblings of the former Sharks goalie heading to Philly, it’s hard to nail down anything concrete. It seems that there is a conditional handshake deal and that the Flyers might be looking to sign him seriously, but the ultimate location of Nabokov’s 2010-2011 season is far from determined.
Posted by Jordan Richardson.