The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that 6-4, 215-lb defenseman Matt Walker has cleared waivers and has been assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. Walker previously played three games with the Phantoms in December as part of a conditioning assignment.
Walker, 30 (4/7/1980), has played in four regular season games with the Flyers this year between January 13-18. He was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for Simon Gagne on July 19, 2010.
Walker has been sidelined at different stretches this season following hip surgeries.
He has played in 310 NHL games mostly with the St. Louis Blues from 2002-08. He played with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008-09 and with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009-10. He also played with the Worcester IceCats in the AHL from 2001-05. His most recent AHL action prior to his three game stint with the Phantoms in December was in 2006-07 when he played two games with the Peoria Rivermen.
The Phantoms wrap up play before the AHL All-Star Break with a Friday night home game vs. Charlotte followed by a Saturday night road game visiting Syracuse.
Friday, January 28, 7:30 - Charlotte Checkers at Adirondack Phantoms - Introduction of the new Phantoms mascot!
Saturday, January 29, 7:00 - Adirondack Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Sunday, January 30 (All-Star Break) Friday, February 4, 7:30 – Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms
Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now.
Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.