Randy Jones Claimed By Los Angeles Kings

Vince FrenchContributor IOctober 29, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 19:  Randy Jones #6 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on April 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won the game 6-3 to cut the Penguins lead in the series to two games to one.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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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.