Skip to main content

Flyers lose F Metropolit to the Habs, D Vaananen to the Canucks

PHILADELPHIA - Daniel Briere's return to the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup has come at a price.

The team had two players claimed off waivers Friday as Montreal picked up forward Glen Metropolit and Vancouver grabbed defenceman Ossi Vaananen.

Philadelphia had put the pair on waivers to make room for Briere's salary under the US$56.7-million cap. Briere is expected to return to the lineup Friday night after missing 35 games with a groin injury.

Metropolit now joins his fifth NHL team in the last three years. The 34-year-old is earning $1 million this season and is under contract for the same amount next year.

He had 14 points (4-10) in 55 games for the Flyers this season.

The 28-year-old Vaananen will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Vancouver will be his fourth NHL team.

He had one goal and 10 points in 46 games for Philadelphia.



Hamilton Bulldogs Advance to Memorial Cup Final

Jan Mysak’s goal at the 10:08 mark of overtime has sent the Hamilton Bulldogs to the Memorial Cup final against the Saint John Sea Dogs.


Roberto Luongo Q&A: What it Means to be Named to Hockey Hall of Fame

Roberto Luongo looks back at how his career started, playing 70-plus games a year at points, becoming a fan favorite in Florida, his Twitter account and what getting named to the Hockey Hall of Fame means to him.


Could the New York Rangers Part Ways With Artemi Panarin?

Panarin struggled in the post-season, and some reports have suggested it wouldn't be crazy if he was shipped out of the Big Apple. Still, as Lyle Richardson says, it would be a challenge to move the forward.