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Hextall welcomed back to Flyers with dual front office posts

The quintessential Philadelphia Flyer of the last quarter century has returned to the fold. On Monday, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that Ron Hextall has joined the organization as Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations, filling the slot vacated when John Paddock became an assistant coach. “We are very pleased to welcome back Ron Hextall to our management team,” said Holmgren. “Ron has a wealth of experience in the front office in various capacities which will be a valuable addition to our staff.” Hextall spent the last seven seasons holding the Assistant GM post with the Los Angeles …

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Great Dane out of doghouse as Flyers re-sign Lauridsen

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, …

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Ordinary Miracles: Shero gets call to Hockey Hall

 There will be one more Philadelphia Flyers representative in the Hockey Hall of Fame…and it isn’t Eric Lindros. More than two decades after his passing, former Flyers head coach and architect of the “Broad Street Bullies,” Fred Shero, has finally been recognized as one of the immortals in the sport. He’ll be formally enshrined with the rest of the Class of 2013 on November 11 in Toronto. Head coach of the Orange and Black from 1971-78, Shero won a pair of Stanley Cups in 1974 and ’75, while guiding the two-time defending champions to another berth in the ’76 Final …

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Pair of ex-Flyers on short list for Hall nominations; why not Lindros for HOF?

While Public Enemy #1 Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan and Scott Niedermayer appear to be locks to get the nod to the Hockey Hall of Fame when the nominations are formalized, two ex-Flyers of note are once again on the fence. Dan Rosen put together his short list earlier in the day, adding that cases can be made for Eric Lindros and Jeremy Roenick’s inclusion into that hallowed building on the corner of Front and Yonge in downtown Toronto: First, the bona fides on the 40-year-old Lindros, who was in town today at an alumni golf outing, along with his former …

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Danis joins organization in depth move

The Philadelphia Flyers added depth in the crease on Friday, signing free-agent goaltender Yann Danis to a one-year, two-way contract. With the expected departure of Brian Boucher due to free agency or retirement, plus the fact that Anthony Stolarz is not ready to head to the AHL as a 19-year-old, Danis is a wise choice to join Scott Munroe in goal at Glens Falls. Danis comes to the Flyers from the Edmonton Oilers organization, where he led the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, to the AHL’s Western Conference Finals in each of the last two seasons.  …