The Flyers blue line just got a little bit bigger, as Oliver Lauridsen has re-signed with the team for two years. Flyers insider Anthony SanFilippo first reported that the restricted free agent had signed a two-year, two-way contract for $1.2 million. The annual cap hit will be $600,000.
One interesting wrinkle, reported multiple places including the Post-Star by Diana Nearhos, is that the deal is two-way for the upcoming season, but one way in 2014-15.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound defenseman spent parts of last season with the Flyers and the Adirondack Phantoms. Although Lauridsen is not known for his offensive prowess, he registered two goals and one assist in 15 games with the big club. The native of Denmark netted only seven points in 65 games with the Phantoms prior to being called up.
The 24-year old also displayed a mean streak, registering 34 penalty minutes. The big defenseman will enter his fourth season in the Flyers system, with hopes of hanging with the Orange and Black as a top-six defenseman.