Matt Walker Clears Waivers

2 Dec

The Flyers can exhale. They won’t have to pay another team for Matt Walker’s services. The 31-year-old defenseman cleared re-entry waivers on Friday and is eligible to play in Anaheim against the Ducks.

Walker hasn’t been effective in three games with the Flyers this season, having only one hit and 16 penalty minutes. But the Flyers had only six healthy defensemen on their roster, so they needed an extra guy around seeing as how Chris Pronger, Erik Gustafsson and Andreas Lilja are all on the shelf.

It’s unclear whether Walker will actually be in the lineup on Friday, but his call-up could mean that the Flyers don’t need to make a trade or signing to acquire another blueliner in the interim.

In 10 games with the Adirondack Phantoms this season, Walker has one goal and one assist.

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