Guerin cut; Backlund sent down

The Flyers released Bill Guerin today. Guerin played for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. (AP Photo / Dan Cappellazzo)

Veteran winger Bill Guerin was released  today by the Flyers, general manager Paul Holmgren announced during a conference call with the media.

Guerin was trying to make the club as a free agent.

The Flyers sent Johan Backlund, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Erik Gustafsson, Jon Kalinski, Mike Testwuide, David Laliberte and Ben Holmstrom to Phantoms.