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Flyers re-sign defenseman Brandon Manning

Aug 27, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that defenseman Brandon Manning has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal. The financial terms were not released, but he will come with a $700,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie.

He was a restricted free agent this summer.

The 24-year-old blueliner had eight goals, 31 points, and 231 penalty minutes in 73 AHL games in 2013-14. He also spent six contests with the Flyers and recorded two assists. He now has 10 NHL games under his belt since he began his pro career in 2011-12.

He’ll have a tough time earning an opening game roster spot, but the Flyers could certainly use all the defensive depth they can get, especially after losing Kimmo Timonen because he has blood clots.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 27, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    The future of the Flyers’ blueline looks better and better. I like Manning as a fringe NHLer. Adds depth to the LV Phantoms.

  2. valoisvipers - Aug 28, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    When Manning played some NHL games with the Flyers I thought he looked pretty good and I was surprised that he didn’t get a full time gig with the team. Hope he sticks with them this time around.

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