Mark Bell, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound left winger, was released by the Flyers Monday. Bell, who has played in parts of seven NHL seasons, was in camp on a tryout contract.
He had a pretty assist in Saturday's 5-4 loss in Toronto.
Earlier in camp, Bell said he would not accept a two-way contract. That ruled out sending him to the AHL Adirondack Phantoms.
“We didn’t see enough from Mark,” general manager Paul Holmgren said.
It appears that former Ranger Blair Betts will land a spot on the Flyers’ roster.
The Flyers trimmed their roster from 59 to 29 Monday by demoting several players to the Phantoms and releasing a handful of players.
Jared Ross, Jon Kalinski and Andreas Nodl, three players who spent some time with the Flyers last year, were among the forwards sent to the Phantoms.
The Flyers have 18 forwards, eight defensemen and three goalies left in camp. They will likely carry 22 players on their roster when the season starts Oct. 2.
The Flyers will host the Detroit Red Wings at the Wachovia Center Tuesday. Simon Gagne, who has been sidelined by hip and groin injuries, will make his preseason debut for the Flyers, and winger James van Riemsdyk will continue his quest for a roster spot.