Flyers take a chance on Colaiacovo

Philadelphia, PA ( – The Philadelphia Flyers announced
following a 4-3 loss to the Lightning, that free agent defenseman Carlo
Colaiacovo was signed to a contract.

With long-term injuries to Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald, and call-ups
from Lehigh Valley a stop-gap measure, team general manager Ron Hextall sprang
for some experience on the blue line.

Colaiacovo, 31, has 401 games under his belt with the Maple Leafs, Red Wings
and Blues, but the Toronto native carries a reputation for being injury-prone.
He has posted 31 goals and 133 assists in parts of 11 seasons.

The former first-round pick of the Leafs in 2001 appeared in just 25 games for
St. Louis last season, totaling a goal and three assists, while cracking the
lineup only 31 times in the last two years.