The Philadelphia Flyers have had a disappointing season. Many expected them to be playoff contenders instead of cellar dwellers. GM Chuck Fletcher would like to improve the team through trade or free agency instead of doing of full rebuild.
Di Marco went on to say, it is hard to imagine a scenario that would see Ellis traded this offseason. Having played in only four games this season, it is unlikely a team takes a flier on him and his five year contract ($6.25 million AAV).
If Ellis does want out of Philadelphia, he will likely have to play a quarter of a season with the team next year to prove he is healthy and has no lingering injury issues. The other big question is, can Ellis be traded with an $6.15 million AVV for another four years?
Ellis, 31, was drafted 11th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2009 entry draft. Currently, he has a total 275 points in 566 games played, and 38 playoffs points in 74 games played.