Statue hon­ors Fly­ers founder

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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.

Ice chips

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).

Thurs­day’s game

(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.

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