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As expected, the Flyers have signed tryout defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year contract, rumored to be worth $700,000.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 1, 2013
This move comes after defenseman Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve, freeing up almost $3 million worth of cap space.
Gill was invited to the Flyers camp on a tryout basis, but looked good enough to take a gamble on, even with the logjam on the Flyers blue line. However, having him on the roster gives the young defensemen like Matt Konan and Brandon Manning more time to develop their game playing more minutes in the AHL.
Gill, 38, is a 6’7″ defenseman who has logged over 1100 games with five different teams prior to the Flyers, including winning a Stanley Cup in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played 62 regular season games, adding 10 points, and another 24 games in the playoffs, adding two assists. (Stats courtesy of NHL.com)