The Flyers and center Blair Betts have finally come to an agreement, allowing Betts to travel with the team to Carolina and New Jersey today for the season’s opening road trip.
Betts inked his name to a one-year contract on Thursday.
“Relief is probably the main thing I’m feeling right now,” Betts said today after practice at the Flyers Skate Zone. “I didn’t really have any other option.
“Throughout training camp I was pretty confident something was going to happen. I would rather it would happen sooner rather than later but I think we made the right decision to come here.”
In other news, the Flyers have brought up defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon from the Phantoms to make the road trip as the team’s 7th defenseman. Bourdon will fill in for defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, who is unavailable on the injury reserve with a hip tweak. Tollefsen was placed on the IR retroactive to last Saturday when he was hurt. The first day he will be available for the Flyers is Sunday.
The Flyers aren't expecting to use Bourdon, who did not appear in any preseason games.
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In addition, we will have a brief salary cap blog tomorrow to breakdown the cap. We’re hoping it will be a weekly edition here on Frequent Flyers.