Monday, September 28, 2009

Jones clears waivers; more players are assigned to Phantoms

Per THIS ARTICLE on CSNPhilly's site, Randy Jones has cleared waivers, but he has not been assigned to the Phantoms yet. Speculation is that the Flyers are seeking a trade, in which case, I can see why they wouldn't send him to the AHL just yet. If he is sent to the Phantoms, he will have to clear re-entry waivers in order to be recalled to the Flyers -- and that includes a recall that has to happen prior to trading him to another team. If he is claimed from re-entry waivers, the Flyers will have to pay half his salary for the remainder of his contract. Since the entire point of the waiver was to clear salary cap space, I see very little benefit for the Flyers if they have to take a cap hit of half the salary of someone who's no longer here.

In the same article, it says that the Flyers reduced their roster to 25 players by assigning Jason Ward, Lukas Kaspar, Pat Maroon and David Laliberte to the Phantoms.

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