Philadelphia Flyers place defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on waivers

Feb 24, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53) against the New York Rangers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers placed defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on waivers Tuesday.

The 27-year-old veteran has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 25 games this season, his seventh with the Flyers.

The move comes less than a week after he criticized his team’s effort in an 8-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

“It’s just unacceptable. It’s just straight not good enough right now,” Gostisbehere said after the March 25 setback. “We’ve got to be better as a team.”

A third-round pick by Philadelphia in 2012, Gostisbehere has tallied 210 career points (56 goals, 154 assists) in 365 games since making his Flyers debut in 2014.

His most productive season was in 2017-18 with 65 points (13 goals, 52 assists) in 78 games.

The Flyers (17-13-4) are in fifth place in the NHL East entering Tuesday’s games, one point behind the Boston Bruins.

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–Field Level Media