According to Darren Dreger, Robyn Reger has agreed to waive his NTC to go to Buffalo. Rumor is, Ales Kotalik is also part of the package which is something that cropped up our talks during FlamesNation radio on Thursday.
No word on the return yet, but getting rid of Kotalik’s contract makes the Regehr trade a lot more palatable. Depending on what the Flames get back, it could save the club a whole bunch of cap space and open a lot more options for them come July 1.
Of course, on the other hand, you have the departure of one the cornerstones of this franchise over the past decade and a guy who remains one of it’s best defenders. This post is not the venue for a true obituary for Regehr’s career in Calgary, but there’s no doubt the big guy will be missed a great deal by Flames fans, no matter how well the trade may or may not end up for the team.
We’ll update as detail trickle in.