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Flyers sign VandeVelde, send McGinn to AHL

Dec 12, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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Chris VandeVelde has parlayed an AHL deal into a NHL one.

On Thursday, Philadelphia announced it signed VandeVelder to a one-year deal, this after the 26-year-old appeared in 23 games for AHL Adirondack this season while playing on an American League contract.

VandeVelde, originally an Edmonton draftee (97th overall, 2005), has appeared in 28 career NHL contests, scoring one goal and three points.

To make room for VandeVelde, the Flyers sent Tye McGinn to the minors. McGinn had been recalled recently in the wake of Vincent Lecavalier‘s back injury but missed Wednesday’s 7-2 loss to Chicago with an illness.

  1. brycewest - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Holmgren must be trying to tank this franchise. McGinn was the ONLY spark on this team for the first dreadful 15 games of the season…3 goals in 3 games. And then gets sent down. And back up. And back down. Finally comes back up…and down once more. Make up your damn mind, Homey. The kid deserves a shot in the NHL…maybe more than your captain.

  2. ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    I’m hearing Holmgren gave him a one year, one-way, NTC, NMC, 8.5mil contract with access to the private owner’s-restroom, company car, free Subway for 18 months, a guaranteed spot in the Flyers HOF, unadulterated – so to speak – access to Mrs. Holmgren and an 8-ball of cocaine…. semi-weekly.

    • brycewest - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Sounds like the best contract he’s signed in the past ten years.

      • ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        he got Leighton for all that minus 6 months of subs though. I’d say that one’s a bit better.

    • laxman1944 - Dec 12, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Good one

  3. PhillySN - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    This is like being tortured. Fire paul

  4. twesty85 - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    This guy will do well with this team a lot better than what they sent down.

  5. icelovinbrotha215 - Dec 12, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Remember: it all starts with the owner.

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