Welcome back Randy Jones; Surgery likely for Gagne.

After dispatching defenseman Randy Jones into AHL exile prior to the start of the season, the Flyers seem to have had second thoughts.

As of Wednesday, the Flyers have placed Jones on re-entry waivers in an attempt to get him back on the active roster.  If claimed, Philly would be responsible for half his $2.75 million salary, $1.37. All of which would remain on the salary cap.

However, this move isn’t intended to ship Jones away, rather to have him serve a purpose on the roster, possibly taking over for Danny Syvret as the team’s sixth defender.

If you are wondering where the Flyers suddenly have the money to take on Jones’ salary, the team is likely to announce shortly that forward Simon Gagne will undergo surgery for a double hernia and will be placed on the long-term injured reserve.  The move frees up Gagne’s cap hit of $5.25 million, giving the Flyers the ability to take on salary.

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