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'I'm going to Philly,' says ex-Wing Cleary

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DETROIT -- Unable to get the commitment he needed from the Detroit Red Wings, Daniel Cleary opted to accept an offer to play for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Cleary, who had played for the Red Wings since 2005, remained hopeful to stay in Detroit, but told the Detroit Free Press shortly before midnight Monday that "I'm going to Philly."

Cleary was offered three years and $2.75 million per season from the Flyers, though they cannot make the deal official until the end of the month because they are already over the salary cap.

While teams don't have to be compliant until the season begins in October, the Flyers are bringing Cleary in on a professional tryout.

They get $5 million in salary cap relief as soon as they put defenceman Chris Pronger on long-term injured reserve.

Cleary and the Red Wings had been talking all summer. He rejected an initial offer in June.

-- USA Today

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 11, 2013 D3

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