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Flyers recall Walker, but he's not in lineup

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

Flyers recall Walker, but he's not in lineup

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

 

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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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