Report: Flyers among many teams interested in Seth Jones

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The Philadelphia Flyers are interested in acquiring Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

However, the Flyers are one of several teams after the star blue-liner.

"The level of interest is off the charts," a league source told LeBrun.

Jones, an unrestricted free agent in 2022 and eligible for an extension this offseason, reportedly informed the Blue Jackets in May he won't sign long term with the organization.

The 26-year-old carries a $5.4-million cap hit for one more season. The size of a potential return for Jones, if Columbus decides to trade him, would depend on if he signs an extension with his new club or if he's a one-year rental.

Jones was drafted fourth overall by the Nashville Predators in 2013 and traded to the Blue Jackets during the 2015-16 season. He's notched 223 points in 381 games with Columbus and was a second-team All-Star in 2018.

The Flyers have a projected $13 million in cap space for the 2021-22 season, according to Cap Friendly. Restricted free-agent goaltender Carter Hart is the most notable player on Philadelphia's roster in need of a new deal.

Report: Flyers among many teams interested in Seth Jones
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