Statue honors Flyers founder
Philadelphia — Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider will be honored with a 9-foot bronze statue outside the Wells Fargo Center.
Snider founded the team in the 1960s and remained chairman until his death in April 2016. The statue will be unveiled on Oct. 19 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Flyers’ first home game in 1967.
Chad Fisher, of Fisher Sculpture of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, created and built the 1,300-pound bronze statue, which will stand on a 3-foot base encased by solid granite.
Flyers president Paul Holmgren will be among the dignitaries speaking at the event.
Veteran defenseman Mark Streit is suddenly the odd-man out in the Canadiens’ ongoing blue line shuffle.
A person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Canadiens placed the 39year-old on waivers.
. . . Devils forward Michael McLeod had arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
McLeod is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks. The 19-year-old McLeod, drafted 12th overall in 2016, had 27 goals and 46 assists in 57 regular-season games for Mississauga (OHL).
(At) Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 4: Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery last November and the Lightning beat the Penguins.
Stamkos made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 3:49 of the second period from the low left circle.