Flyers Forward Placed On Waivers

The Philadelphia Flyers have placed Ryan Fitzgerald on waivers. 

Fitzgerald has been out for the whole season, so it's good to hear that he is ready to return. He had himself a strong season with their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, last season. In 28 games with the team, he had 12 goals and 21 points. 

Fitzgerald was drafted by the Boston Bruins with the 120th overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He has not played in an NHL game yet but has been a strong AHL scorer. That and his versatility could maybe lead to a team claiming him.

Yet, this transaction is notable for a much bigger reason. The Flyers are expected to be trading Claude Giroux before the deadline passes, so freeing up a roster spot could be an indicator that a deal is on the way. We will have to wait and see on that front.

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