With news on Thursday evening that the Flyers are losing their captain, Chris Pronger, for the rest of the year, certainly an aggressive general manager like Paul Holmgren won't wait long to remedy the situation if he can.
Pronger is 37 and has a salary cap hit of $4,921,429 this year (and into the future). With Pronger already on LTIR, the Flyers will have some limited cap space to work with if they choose to make a deal to replace him.
Because of their position relative to the cap now and into next season, the Flyers' options aren't overwhelming, but they certainly shouldn't have to finish the regular season without doing something to compensate for losing a future Hall of Famer.
What follows are four defensemen that could be had for the right price who not only fit the needs of the Flyers, but are also affordable within their limited budget.