Flyers recall Walker, but he's not in lineup

Matt Walker is not in the Flyers lineup for Friday night's game against the Duck. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Veteran Matt Walker, a physical defenseman, cleared re-entry waivers Friday and rejoined the Flyers, GM Paul Holmgren said.

Walker, 31, had played 10 games with the AHL Phantoms and had a goal and an assist.

Walker, however, was not in Friday's lineup in Anaheim. Instead, coach Peter Laviolette went with rookie Kevin Marshall.


In three games with the Flyers earlier this season, Walker was minus-2 with no points and 16 penalty minutes.

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   Goaiie Ilya Bryzgalov will start Friday's game, Jaromir Jagr, Brayden Schenn and Harry Zolnierczyk are among the players in the lineup. James van Riemsdyk (upper-body injury) and Jody Shelley are out.

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  Here is the expected lineup:

   * Hartnell-Giroux-Jagr.

   * Read-Briere-Simmonds.

   * Talbot-Schenn-Voracek.

    * Zolnierczyk-Couturier-Rinaldo.

    Defense: Coburn-Timonen; Carle-Bourdon; Meszaros-Marhsall.

    Goalie: Bryzgalov.

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   Anaheim, whose lineup features South Jersey native Bobby Ryan, will be playing its first game under new coach Bruce Boudreau.

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