Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced the team has signed free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo.
The signing of Colaiacovo allows the Flyers to send young defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere back to the Phantoms once he arrives. Gostisbehere, 21, appeared in two games with the Flyers registering two shots and a minus-two rating while averaging 12:34 of ice time but sat out Thursday against the Lightning.
Colaiacovo, 31, played 25 games for the St. Louis Blues last season scoring once and adding three assists. He has played 401 NHL games scoring 31 goals and dishing out 113 assists for 144 points playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues.
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