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Flyers sign 3, but Parise, Suter on hold

The Flyers signed three players on Tuesday, but they weren’t the marquee names that are on the free-agent market.

Flyers sign 3, but Parise, Suter on hold

Mike Testwuide skates during the Flyers´ training camp. (AP Photo/Barbara Johnston)
Mike Testwuide skates during the Flyers' training camp. (AP Photo/Barbara Johnston)

The Flyers signed three players on Tuesday, but they weren’t the marquee names that are on the free-agent market.

Instead, they were minor leaguers.

The three players - forward Mike Testwuide, and defensemen Danny Syvret and Cullen Eddy -figure to play with the Flyers’ AHL farm team, the Adirondack Phantoms, this season.

Meanwhile, in Day 3 of free-agency, left winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter still have not signed.  Both stars have hefty offers from the Flyers, among many other suitors.

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Parise told the Minneapolis Star Tribune there was no timetable for his decision, which, he said, was about “so much more than the money. That plays a very small part in it.”

He also labeled the process as “stressful” - some took that to mean he was feeling bad about possibly leaving New Jersey - and that it was “much harder” than he had anticipated.

Testwuide, 25, a Colorado native, has recorded 30 goals and 38 assists in 142 games with the Phantoms over the last two seasons.

Eddy, 23, split the last two seasons with the Phantoms and the Flyers’ ECHL affiliate, Greenville. In 54 games with the Phantoms last season, he had two goals, 13 assists and 130 penalty minutes.

Syvret, 27, returns for his third tour with the Flyers’ organization. Last season, he had seven goals and 35 assists for Peoria, the St. Louis Blues’ AHL affiliate.

In 27 career games with the Flyers, Syvret had two goals, including his first career tally in the 2010 Winter Classic in Boston.

Jagr to Dallas. Free-agent right winger Jaromir Jagr, who had 19 goals and 54 points with the Flyers last season, is headed to Dallas, according to ESPN. He reportedly will get a one-year deal for $4.5 million. (He made $3.3 million last season.)

Suddenly, Anaheim's Bobby Ryan, who is on the trade market, seems like an absolute bargain with an annual cap hit of $5.1 million.

The Flyers will miss Jagr's production, size, puck possession and leadership. His work ethic was unmatched _ and should be a lesson to those who were his teammates last season.

Trial on the Isle. Flyers prospects will participate in the annual “Trial on the Isle” competition, followed by a charity softball tournament, on July 11 in Stone Harbor. All proceeds will benefit Flyers Charities, with a donation going to American Legion Post #31.

The day will begin with a 9 a.m. swim in the ocean, followed by a run starting at the 96th Street beach to 123rd Street. The prospects will then participate in team-building activities led by members of the military as they make their way back to the 96th Street beach.

At noon, Flyers prospects will host a clinic in the Stone Harbor Elementary School parking lot, and another clinic will be held at 3 p.m. at the 80th street blacktop.

The prospects will be available to sign autographs at the school from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The admission fee is a $10 donation to Flyers Charities. Fans will receive a team photo of the prospects.

The prospects will play a charity softball game at 4 p.m. at the 80th Street field. At 5:30, a barbeque will be held at the Stone Harbor Yacht Club. Fans can make a reservation to have dinner with the prospects by calling 609-368-1201.

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