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01-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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Andreas Lilja and Brian Boucher cleared waivers (Jan. 17); Tye McGinn sent to ADR.

Someone please take Lilja


Mod edit (added CSN article):

VOORHEES, N.J. -- The Flyers on Wednesday waived goaltender Brian Boucher and defenseman Andreas Lilja.

The move gives the team the option to send either player to the Adirondack Phantoms – something general manager Paul Holmgren said was in the plans for Boucher earlier this week. The Flyers acquired Boucher in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday, in exchange for minor-leaguer Luke Pither.

Unlike Boucher, Lilja has participated in training camp since it opened Sunday morning. Whether he’ll start the season in the NHL or AHL is up in the air, likely pending the health of Andrej Meszaros, who tore his Achilles tendon over the summer. If Meszaros is healthy enough to start the season, Lilja will most likely head straight to Glens Falls.

With Lilja, the Flyers have eight defensemen. They will carry seven on their roster once the season starts.

Boucher will cost $50,000 against the Flyers' cap. Assistant GM Barry Hanrahan says there will be no cap hit for Lilja to go to the NHL.

Thanks to the new CBA, there are no longer re-entry waivers, so either can be recalled by the Flyers without risk.

Edit the following day:

CLARIFICATION ON LILJA: The #Flyers *will* be charged a hit for him to play in the AHL: his cap hit minus $100k, which equals $637,500 (1/2)

This, per Asst GM Hanrahan, is because Lilja had signed a multi-year deal after age 35. Lilja was sent down today by the #Flyers. (2/2)
Source: Sarah Baicker CSNPhilly ( )
January 17:

Both Brian Boucher and Andreas Lilja cleared waivers for the #Flyers. I expect both to be sent to the #ADKPhantoms
Source: Anthony SanFilippo ‏@AnthonySan37 ( )


Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles; 01-17-2013 at 12:56 PM.. Reason: The roster moves should be separate from the Boucher trade
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