Ryane Clowe wasn’t going to solve the Flyers' short-term issues of goal scoring.

He would have been more of a long-term solution to adding size and grit to the top line in hopes of creating space for Claude Giroux.

But that doesn’t matter now.

Clowe waived his no-trade clause to go the New York Rangers on Tuesday night (see story).

According to CSNBayArea.com, the Rangers forked over second- and third-round picks in this summer’s draft, as well as a conditional second-round pick in 2014, depending upon how many playoff rounds the Rangers advance.

“There will be opportunities [Wednesday] or in the offseason,” Flyers president Peter Luukko said on Tuesday night.

“You don’t want to mortgage your future. It’s an abbreviated season.”

Part of the reason the Flyers were part of the Clowe negotiations was to protect themselves against the Rangers. The 30-year-old winger will be unrestricted this summer.

Even though he didn’t have a goal in 28 games this season (11 assists), league sources say Clowe wants a minimum of four years and upwards of $4.5 million to re-sign.