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Flyers interested in Sundin

Add the Flyers to the Mats Sundin list.

Add the Flyers to the Mats Sundin list.

General manager Paul Holmgren said Tuesday night that if Sundin wanted to play in Philadelphia, he would be interested in signing the Swedish All-Star forward, and has contacted his agent, J.P. Barry, to let him know that.

"I certainly wouldn't be optimistic about him becoming a Flyer, but I think we've got to do our due diligence and look into it. I haven't talked to his agent in the last 10 days, but they know we're one of the teams that would be interested in signing him, and we'll see where it goes," Holmgren said.

Sundin, 37, has been the hottest unsigned free agent since the end of last season. He has steadfastly refused to say if he actually wants to play. But he has been working out and has been in contact with several teams, including Vancouver and the Rangers.

He is said to be on his way to visit with the Rangers this weekend.

In 17 NHL seasons with Quebec and Toronto, Sundin has 555 goals and 766 assists.

"You're always looking to make your team better if you can," Holmgren said. "I like our team, I think we're a good team, but I think there are a number of good teams.

"I think if we were able to get a guy like that we would be foolish not to look into it." *