Blair Betts Claimed by Montreal, Walker Clears Waivers When the Flyers placed Blair Betts on waivers yesterday, there was little doubt that he would be claimed by a team needing a penalty killer.
The Montreal Canadiens cashed in on that need today.
The 31-year-old center played his role well in his years with the Flyers, but their youth movement and new look sent him packing.
Head Coach Peter Laviolette took this time to praise Betts for the work he put in for the orange and black, saying, “He’s a professional in every sense of the word. He’s done a lot for the organization, so I was happy to see he got picked up and gets an opportunity.”
This isn’t an enormous shake-up, however, as most expected Betts to be claimed and a slight roster adjustment to be made. The Flyers will most likely slide Max Talbot over to center in the 4th line and have Andreas Nodl and Zac Rinaldo as the other forwards.
There was some good news for the Flyers today, as camp standout Matt Walker has cleared...