Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart stops a puck during a game at Wells Fargo Center.
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Another development has occurred in the situation involving Carter Hart and the Flyers

Published February 1, 2024 at 1:45 PM

The city of Brotherly Love has broken up with their heartbeat in the crease.
Amidst the investigation into the five players from Canada's gold medal-winning 2018 World Junior team, the Philadelphia Flyers have cut ties with Carter Hart.

Hart's Love Lost in the City of Brotherly Love:

In response to these allegations, the Flyers' General Manager, Daniel Briere, wasted no time. He promptly moved Hart to non-roster status, which means he's temporarily off the team's active roster. This move opens up a spot for another player, leaving the Flyers with 22 out of 23 roster spots available. It's all part of 16:12 in the NHL's collective bargaining agreement, which lays out the rules for situations like this.

A Player who is unavailable to play due to reasons other than injury, illness, or disability will be designated a Non-Roster Player, and during such period of his designation as such, he will not count against the Club's Active Roster limit and his Club may replace such Player, provided, however, that the Non-Roster Player's Player Salary and Bonuses and his replacement's Player Salary and Bonuses are each included in calculating a Club's Actual Club Salary and Averaged Club Salary, and the Players' Share.

The New Jersey Devils may do the same to Cal Foote and Micheal McLeod as the Calgary Flames would to Dillon Dube. As for Alex Formenton, a former Ottawa Senator who plays in Switzerland, it's unclear what'll happen there.

Hart's lawyers confirmed that he'll provide a complete response to what they're calling a false allegation, but that'll happen in court, not in the court of public opinion.

A resolution for this situation isn't expected to happen until 2026. That's almost another two years added to what's already been a lengthy legal ordeal. We'll keep a close eye on things, especially after the London Police hold their press conference on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 2 p.m.
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Another development has occurred in the situation involving Carter Hart and the Flyers

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