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NHL notes: Flyers to induct Lindros, LeClair, Desjardins

Eric Lindros will be one of three former Flyers to be inducted into the team's hall of fame. (Tim...

Eric Lindros will be one of three former Flyers to be inducted into the team's hall of fame. (Tim Shaffer/Reuters/Files)

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The Philadelphia Flyers will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season, team president Paul Holmgren announced Thursday.

Forwards Lindros and LeClair will be inducted on Thursday, Nov. 20 prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild, while defenceman Desjardins will join the group with a ceremony before the Thursday, Feb. 19 game against the Buffalo Sabres.

"We are very pleased and excited to add Eric Desjardins, Eric Lindros and John LeClair to the Flyers Hall of Fame," Holmgren said in a statement.

Added Flyers chairman Ed Snider: "It's exciting to welcome Eric Desjardins, Eric Lindros and John LeClair into the Flyers Hall of Fame. All three players helped define our teams in the '90s and early 2000s that went to a combined four Eastern Conference Finals and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 1997. This honor is well deserved."

MASON INJURES PINKY

Flyers goaltender Steve Mason broke his right pinky finger on Sunday, but the injury is considered minor.

"Steve Mason broke his right pinky finger playing hockey in Oakville, Ont. on Sunday, July 27," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in a statement Thursday. "Mason will miss approximately two weeks of on-ice training but will continue with his off-ice training."

In his first full season with the Flyers, Mason went 33-18-7 in 61 games while sporting a 2.50 goal-against average and .917 save percentage.

PENGUINS SIGN SPALING

The Pittsburgh Penguins and restricted free agent forward Nick Spaling agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.4 million contract, the team announced Thursday.

The sides were scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing in Toronto later Thursday.

The 25-year-old Spaling was acquired by the Penguins from the Nashville Predators on June 28, along with forward Patric Hornqvist, in exchange for forward James Neal.

Spaling had career-bests of 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games with the Predators last season.

A 2007 second-round pick (No. 58) of the Predators, Spaling has 40 goals and 84 points in 297 NHL games, all with Nashville.

DEVILS EXTEND GREENE

The New Jersey Devils re-signed veteran defenseman Andy Greene to a multiyear contract on Wednesday.

The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but Northjersey.com reported the deal to be five years for $25 million. Greene was entering in the final year of a four-year contract he signed in 2011.

The 31-year-old Greene finished last season with a career-high eight goals and 24 assists for 32 points in 82 games. He was among four Devils players to see action in all 82 regular-season games.

"Andy has evolved into an all-situation player and that's a tremendous compliment because there are very few in the League that you can say are all-situation players," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "He can also play both left and right, depending on what is asked of him.


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