By Kevin K
The Flyers today claimed Nick Boynton off of waivers from Chicago. The Flyers will pay $118,280 to Boynton for the rest of the season. Boynton joins the Flyers as insurance in case another defender goes down injured.
Being that Boynton could not make it to Ottawa today to join the Flyers, the team loaned JVR to the Phantoms. The question many fans had was why the Flyers didn't send Zherdev to the Phantoms and the answer is because Zherdev would not have been able to get called up again and JVR was the only Flyers Forward who was waiver-exempt.
JVR is only supposed to be down with the Phantoms for one game because Chris Pronger will be out for the Flyers tonight so Eric Gustafsson will play.