Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Flyers claim Hall off waivers

One day after the Carolina Hurricanes sent forward Adam Hall and a seventh-round draft pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for Marc-Andre Bergeron, the Lightning put Hall on waivers ... and the Flyers made him theirs today.
That's been the extent of their Trade Deadline Day activity so far, picking up the veteran Hall off waivers. They also apparently have kept defenseman Kurtis Foster, who was to be on waivers until 12 noon. There has been no word of him being claimed.
Hall is 32, hasn't scored a goal this year but provides needed depth with both Max Talbot and Danny Briere both likely out for at least the balance of the regular season.
Hall is rather well traveled. He has 591 career NHL games under his belt, including stints with Pittsburgh, Minnesota, the Rangers, Nashville, Carolina and Tampa twice.
He has 65 career goals and 147 career points.
As for Briere, who has been out the past 10 days with a concussion, he told the Daily Times today that he's still experiencing rather severe symptoms and only now is starting light exercise again after suffering a few setbacks.
Briere is not optimistic of a return to action anytime soon. More on this later.


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