Philadelphia Flyers Sign Sebastien Caron to 10-Day Contract

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IApril 2, 2010

UNIONDALE, NY- MARCH 31:  Goalie Sebastien Caron #31 of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save against the New York Islanders during their game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 31, 2006 in Uniondale, New York. Caron earned the shutout as the Pens defeated the Isles 4-0.  (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
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The Flyers have signed goaltender Sebastien Caron from the Swiss Elite League, according to Philadelphia Daily News beat writer Frank Seravalli.

Caron will join the team at noon on Friday, should he clear waivers, and will get paid $25,906 dollars for the remainder of the season, which is a pro-rated $500,000 dollars for 10 days.

If the Flyers make the playoffs, Caron would be ineligible since he signed after the March 3 trade deadline.

The Flyers will host the Montreal Canadiens tonight in what head coach Peter Laviolette called a "must win."

It will be interesting to see if Laviolette starts Caron over Brian Boucher, who has been way too inconsistent and is coming off a five-goal-against game versus the Islanders.

You may remember Caron from his days with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Flyers fans will remember him from one of the greatest saves in hockey history.

Let's hope he can do that for the Flyers, and provide the spark they so desperately need.

UPDATE 12:30: Caron has cleared waivers, and will be in uniform for tonight’s game against Montreal. He will wear No. 35, but is expected to be the team’s backup. Boucher is expected to start.

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