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Guerin accepts Flyers tryout offer

Free agent forward Bill Guerin has accepted the Flyers' offer to attend training camp on a tryout basis.

Guerin accepts Flyers tryout offer

Bill Guerin accepted a tryout offer from the Flyers.  (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers)
Bill Guerin accepted a tryout offer from the Flyers. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers)

Free agent Bill Guerin has decided to accept an offer to tryout with the Flyers, Guerin told the Daily News.

A Flyers source has confirmed that Guerin would attend camp on a tryout, beginning when the team officially reports on Friday afternoon for physicals.

Guerin, 39, has been informally working out at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees with other veterans since Sept. 1.

On a tryout, Guerin can still elect to leave and sign with any other team.

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Guerin, a Wilbraham, Mass., native, posted 21 goals and 24 assists for 45 points with Pittsburgh last year. Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero did not inform Guerin that his services would not be needed this year until Aug. 25, well after the free agency period opened on July 1.

Guerin is the only player in NHL history to score 20 goals in a season with seven different teams. He has 429 career goals and 427 assists in 1,263 games.

Forward Blair Betts was in a similar situation last season. He entered training camp with the Flyers without a contract and finally signed for $550,000 on the first day of the regular season.

Read more in tomorrow’s Daily News. Follow Frank Seravalli on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DNFlyers.

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