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Flyers expected to sign d-man Gill

Sep 30, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

It sounds like veteran defenseman Hal Gill has found a spot on the Philadelphia Flyers.

From CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio:

The Flyers, of course, are expected to put Chris Pronger on long-term injured reserve. Ditto for Marc-Andre Bourdon.

A trade also remains a possibility, perhaps one involving Andrej Meszaros.

Gill, 38, played 32 games last season for the Predators and came to Flyers camp on a tryout. A defensive specialist, his addition (if it happens) could help a team that struggled in its own end last season.

“As a team we need to make sure everyone is on the same page, that there is a commitment to defense,” Gill said, per CSN Philly. “That is what we worked a lot on [Sunday] and you saw that in practice. Making clean plays, being responsible defensively. When you do that, your offense and creating offense comes off that.”

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