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PHILADELPHIA — In a four-player swap announced Saturday, the Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenceman David Schlemko and forward Byron Froese and sent forward Dale Weise and defenceman Christian Folin to Montreal.
Winnipeg’s Weise, 30, who previously had a three-year stint with Montreal — including a 14-goal season in 2015-16 — was recently demoted to the AHL Phantoms. He had five goals and 11 points in 42 games with the Flyers this season. When in the NHL, Weise has a US$2.35-million cap hit through the end of 2019-20.
Schlemko, 31, appeared in 19 games for Montreal this season, collecting two assists and averaging 19:51 per contest. He also played in eight games for the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, Laval.
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said Schlemko provides experience and depth.
Froese, 27, has appeared in 46 games this season for Laval, collecting 14 goals and 30 points.
In 48 games last year for Montreal, the 6-1, 202-pound Froese had three goals and 11 points.
Schlemko and Froese were sent to the Phantoms.
Folin, 28, played in 26 games for the Flyers this season.
— wire services