NHL rules state that if a team claims a player on waivers and finds out he is hurt after the fact, they can void the claim.
This is exactly what happened in the case of Blair Betts, who has been returned to the Flyers after the Montreal Canadiens found something that concerned them.
Here is the statement released by Flyers GM Paul Holmgern.
“After the waiver claim, Montreal exercised their right to a physical examination of Blair. Apparently, they found something that concerned them and had asked the league to void the waiver claim. Blair is back on our roster as of today.”
In other Flyers news, Ian Laperriere has been placed on long-term IR.
Flyers play again Wednesday night in their home opener against the Vancouver Canucks.