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Philadelphia Flyers Considering Waiving Randy Jones

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25:  Randy Jones #6 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on April 25, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-3 to win the series 4 games to 2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Bleacher ReportAnalyst ISeptember 25, 2009

Flyers-May-Waive-Jones--a-hrefpa=1&blockID=77206&feedID=704" target="_blank">Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com is reporting that the Flyers are seriously considering waiving blue liner Randy Jones at some point this weekend, and are expected to offer Blair Betts a contract.

Jones has had far from an impressive training camp, and didn't stand out in the Flyers 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Of course, he has been recovering from offseason hip surgery, but regardless he hasn't showed that he can be the same player he was in 2007-08.

Not only does he have his poor play going against him this year, he has his highly expensive contract which the team really can't afford to carry if they want left wing James van Riemsdyk to make the team along with Betts. Jones is among the highest paid sixth defenseman in the NHL with his $3 million deal—only a $2.75 million cap hit.

The 28-year-old Jones is entering his sixth season with Philadelphia, where he broke into the league in 2003-04. In 217 career games with the Flyers, he has scored 13 goals, and 56 assists for 69 points. His best season was by far the 07-08 campaign when he played in a career-high 71 games, and posted 31 points.

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