Statue to honor 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.
Canadiens place defenseman streit on waivers
MONTREAL — A person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press the Montreal Canadiens have placed veteran defenseman Mark Streit on waivers.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday because the Canadiens have not announced the move.
The abrupt move comes four months after Montreal signed the 39-year-old Streit to a one-year, $700,000 contract after he won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh last season.
Streit spent a majority of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers before being traded last season.
They made the move to restock a depleted group of defenseman. Andrei Markov left to play in his native Russia, Alexei Emelin was claimed in the NHL expansion draft and Nathan Beaulieu was traded to Buffalo.
Streit had no points in playing just two of Montreal’s first four games.
This is Streit’s second stint with Montreal after spending his first three NHL seasons with the Canadiens. He’s topped 40 points in six of 11 seasons and overall has 96 goals and 338 assists in 786 games.
Devils’ McLeod has knee surger y
NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Devils forward Michael McLeod had arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Injured Sept. 25 in an exhibition game against the New York Islanders, 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 last season in the Ontario Hockey League.