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Philadelphia Flyers to Sign Ole-Kristian Tollefsen Pending Physical

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Ole-Kristian Tollefsen #55 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates during warmups prior to his game against the New York Islanders on November 3, 2008 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Bleacher ReportAnalyst IJuly 26, 2009

According to Anthony SanFilippo, the Philadelphia Flyers will sign free agent defenceman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen pending a physical he will take on Sunday. SanFilippo says he was told by a team source that Tollefsen would be a part of their NHL plans, and will not be playing for the Phantoms.

Tollefsen, 25, has decent size at 6'2", 211-pounds. His problem is whether he can stay healthy or not. He missed most of last year for the Columbus Blue Jackets thanks to some chronic knee problems that require surgery. He recorded only one point in 19 games.

What does this mean?

For the past couple of days, their have been rumblings that the Flyers are interested in forwards Petr Sykora and Miroslav Satan. Sykora tallied 25 goals and 21 assists for 46 points as part of the Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh Penguins. Satan scored 17 goals and had 19 assists for 46 points for the Pens.

In order for the Flyers to sign either Sykora or Satan, they'll have to move another salary. SanFilippo asks whether this will mean the end to the "Randy Jones experiment," which if it's true would bring a ton of joy to the fans.

Tollefsen would save the Flyers $1.5 million according to SanFilippo, allowing them to possibly make a move on Satan or Sykora.

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