The Flyers’ fourth line carousel continues to turn, as agitator and character role player, Josh Gratton was waived on Monday to make room for the return of Riley Cote from LTIR. Gratton was acquired from the Nashville Predators oh Oct. 30, in exchange for AHL defenseman Tim Ramholt, just a week before Cote went town with a torn oblique. Gratton, known as one of the better small enforcers in the league, earned 31 penalty minutes in 11 games for the Flyers and played his role quite nicely. His skating gave the fourth line of Jon Kalinski and Aaron Asham an energy that impressed the Flyers’ brass, who would like to keep him around. Gratton will likely pass through waivers and end up back in the AHL. If Gratton continues to play in the Flyers’ organization, fans will be happy to know it likely won’t be the last time his suits up in the orange and black.
Flyers waive Josh Gratton
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