Posted October 09, 2011 on AP on Fox

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 12: Blair Betts #11 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Ottawa Senators at the Wachovia Center on November 12, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
The Montreal Canadiens returned Blair Betts to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday after the center claimed off waivers last week failed a medical examination. The Canadiens, who claimed Betts on Oct. 5, used NHL bylaw 11.8 (a) to send the 31-year-old Betts back to Philadelphia. Commissioner Gary Bettman made the decision after reviewing submissions from both teams. ''While it is clear that both clubs have acted in good faith in this unique situation (i.e. a waiver claim), I am not prepared to dispute the conclusion of the Montreal club doctors that Mr. Betts was physically unfit to play at the time of the claim,'' Bettman said in a statement. ''Therefore, it is my decision that, per league bylaws, the appropriate resolution to this matter is to restore the parties to the position they were in prior to the waiver claim on Oct. 5.'' The bylaw states a player claimed on waivers may be returned if he's deemed to be physically unfit. Betts, set to e...
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