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Flyers parting ways with Del Zotto, Schultz

Flyers parting ways with Del Zotto, Schultz
Published On: Wed, Apr 12
Feb 7, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates with the puck in front of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nick Schultz (55) and Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) in the second period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It was always likely, but now its official " defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Nick Schultz wont be back in Philadelphia next season.

Del Zotto was informed of the decision by Flyers GM Ron Hextall earlier this week. It marks the end of a three-year run with the Flyers, which included Del Zotto matching a career-high with 10 goals during the 14-15 campaign.

Its unfortunate and a little emotional, the 26-year-old said, per the Inquirer. Ive been here three years and made some great friendships.

Schultz, 34, knew of his fate earlier. Like Del Zotto, hes spent the last three years in Philly and, also like Del Zotto, is being allowed to walk in free agency so the club can usher in its prized young defensemen.

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