Randy Jones Claimed By Los Angeles Kings

Vince FrenchContributor IOctober 29, 2009

According to Kings=1&blockID=84810&feedID=704" target="_blank">Tim Panaccio over at CSNPhilly.com, defenseman Randy Jones was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings earlier on Thursday morning.

Jones' cap hit was $2.75 million, which will now be shared between the Flyers and Kings.

As Panaccio notes, "the Flyers just took a $1.375 million cap hit for a player they lost on re-entry."

Jones was placed on re-entry waivers on Wednesday and would have re-joined the Flyers had he cleared.  As a result of the cap crunch, Jones was waived prior to the season and was reassigned to the team's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

Jones played 217 games with the Flyers over five seasons. He collected 13 goals and 56 assists during that time.

He will most likely be remembered for the hit he laid on Boston Bruin Patrice Bergeron two seasons ago that sidelined the centerman for the rest of the season and the playoffs. Many observers agreed that Jones was never the same player after that hit.

 

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