Cam Atkinson To Be Bought Out by Flyers

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The Flyers announced on social media platforms that the forward was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buy out. He will be a free agent.

“Throughout his time with the Flyers, Cam has displayed an incredible work ethic and level of professionalism that is a true credit to him as a player and person. I’ve witnessed firsthand the amount of effort, dedication, and perseverance he went through during an incredibly tough rehabilitation process in order to come back and be a leader for our team on and off the ice.”

– General Manager Daniel Brière via Flyers Instagram

Per PuckPedia, the Flyers will save $3.517 million for the 2024-2025 season but take a $1.76 million hit during the 2025-2026 season. With the cap increasing, the Flyers must be banking on the dead cap being negated while gaining a roster spot.

The Flyers and general manager Daniel Brière have some exciting things coming down the line with Matevi Michkov joining the club for the upcoming season, a whopping 2 years earlier than expected. Parting with Atkinson embraces this new direction the Flyers are heading in.

Atkinson played 143 games with the Orange and Black. He tallied 36 goals and 42 assists during his tenure. His last goal for the Flyers was January 23.

His time with Philadelphia was injury-riddled. Atkinson missed the 2022-2023 season with a herniated disc in his vertebrae. He was also a healthy scratch in January 2024 due to his play and scoreless drought.

The Flyers traded Jakub Voracek for Atkinson in July 2021.

From a humane perspective, Atkinson put his all into Philadelphia. Through his Force Network Foundation and with help from Flyers Charities, the John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation and Team Foster, a member of the Flyers Warriors was paired with a service dog. Atkinson also chose Ed Snider Youth Hockey as the recipient of a $5k grant through the NHL Player Inclusion Coalition, recognizing the impact the organization has on the surrounding youths of Philadelphia.

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Maria Kaffes

Maria Kaffes is a sophomore at Syracuse University and covers the Philadelphia Flyers for Inside The Rink. She is pursuing a degree in public relations with double minors in sport management and creative writing. In addition to her role with Inside The Rink, she is the Syracuse Men's Ice Hockey's head photographer.

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