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Fedotenko returns to Flyerdom

Yes, everything old is new again. The Flyers announced on Thursday afternoon that the club has inked forward Ruslan Fedotenko to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million. “Ruslan is a good two-way forward that can play either wing and will bring experience and depth to our forward group,” said Flyers GM Paul Holmgren in a statement attached to the signing. Fedotenko, a Flyers killer and two-time Stanley Cup champion (2004 with Tampa Bay, 2009 in Pittsburgh), was signed by Philadelphia in 2000. He spent his first two North American seasons with the Orange and Black (2000-02), totaling 33 goals and …

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Carle headed back to Hockey Bay

Despite earlier reports from multiple sources which seemed to reveal that Matt Carle wanted to remain with the Flyers and wanted to sign here and that the Flyers wanted him, Carle instead pulled a switcheroo on America’s birthday. The powers of persuasion from Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman were too great, and Carle was signed to a six-year contract. Multiple media reports, including NHL.com, revealed the deal is worth a total of $33.5 million for the duration, with an average annual value of $5.5 million. And so, one of the more polarizing figures in recent club history will no …

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Some 4th of July fireworks

For those of us missing the contact that has nothing to do with a wooden bat hitting a baseball, here’s some Old School style holiday hits and fights for the truly hockey starved. It’s a brainless but effective way to kill some of the time spent waiting for the Five Horsemen of Free Agency to make up their damn minds. Happy Independence Day, everyone, from the Flyers Faithful family. First up, a 1990 hits compilation, the kind they used to play on SportsChannel on some lazy Sunday afternoon: Next up, some heated action between the Bruins and Nordiques from 1987 …

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Flyers sign three; Syvret returns again

Oh Danny Boy, the ice, the ice is calling… One of three signings by the Flyers on Day Three of Free Agency, Danny Syvret is back for his third turn with the franchise. The 27-year-old defenseman spent last year in the American Hockey League with the Blues’ affiliate in Peoria, tallying seven goals and 42 points in 75 games for the Rivermen. He suited up for a four-game stint with the Flyers two seasons ago, failing to record a point, but appeared in 51 games for the Adirondack Phantoms after his re-acquisition from Anaheim — scoring 10 times with 26 …

Suter, Parise on Flyers’ radar

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer has revealed a source which says the Flyers have extended 10-year contracts to free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. Those offers have been confirmed by Tim Panaccio and SportsNet’s Nick Kypreos, who wrote that the overtures were in the neighborhood north of $80 million over 12 years. In other ex-Flyers news, Arron Asham has come to terms with the New York Rangers on a two-year deal. That means Asham has completed the Grand Slam within the Atlantic Division, having been signed by all five clubs within.