Phantoms getting help from juniors

The Philadelphia Phantoms have sported one of the most anemic offenses in the American Hockey League all season, and had to deal with multiple call-ups due to injuries to the parent club.

On Wednesday, they finally get to do some addition without subtraction as winger Brandon Alderson is on his way from Sault Ste. Marie to Glens Falls thanks to signing an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of this season.

Alderson revealed on his Twitter account earlier this morning that visa issues held up the transaction, but that he’s on his way to the AHL as we speak.

The 21-year-old native of Ontario, who signed an entry-level deal with Philadelphia in early March, posted 28 goals and 64 points in 67 games for the Greyhounds this season, his fourth and final campaign in the Ontario Hockey League.

All told, with Sarnia and The Soo, Alderson has racked up 69 goals and 157 points over 267 appearances.

Teammate and Flyers prospect Nick Cousins, who has set the OHL on fire this year, will not be joining him, as his next court date to face sexual misconduct allegations is scheduled for tomorrow.

Cousins, a center, has ripped opposing teams for 76 assists and 103 points in 64 games.