Boucher and Lilja on waivers and will hit Flyers’ cap, Sean O’Donnell retires

The Flyers placed Brian Boucher and Andreas Lilja on waivers today, presumably for the purposes of sending them to the AHL.

It was already expected that Boucher would be waived so he could be re-assigned to the Phantoms. While in the AHL, Boucher will hit the Flyers cap for $50k as his cap hit exceeds the $900k threshold.

Lilja is slightly more surprising, but with Bruno Gervais and Kurtis Foster in camp, Lilja slid to 8th on the depth chart. If he goes unclaimed, he will likely be assigned to the Phantoms but his cap hit will still hit the Flyers for $637k as he qualifies as a 35-plus contract (assuming all 35-plus contract rules remain the same as in the expired CBA).

Sean O’Donnell only spent one season with the Flyers (2010-11) but was the epitome of class and everything you want out of a veteran defenseman. He totaled one goal and 18 points in 81 games that year. The 41-year-old spent 17 years in the NHL with the Kings, Devils, Wild, Bruins, Coyotes Ducks, Flyers and Blackhawks.

Late word out of camp also has Tye McGinn headed down to the AHL, or up to Glens Falls, whichever suits you.