The team announced in a press release that they signed Chris VandeVelde to a one-year deal with the Flyers and have sent Tye McGinn back to Adirondack. McGinn was called up to replace Vinny Lecavalier but did not play for the Flyers due to illness.
VandeVelde, 26, was signed by the Flyers over the summer and was one of the finalists for the Flyers final roster spot. In 23 games with the Phantoms this season, he has seven goals and six assists. The Flyers have gotten no offense from their fourth line so VandeVelde could provide a bit of an offensive spark.
He is available tonight against the Canadiens but there is no word from head coach Craig Berube about whether or not he is in the lineup. VandeVelde will wear No. 76.
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