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Blair Betts | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 2 (33) / CAL
Contract: view contract details

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Blair Betts (knee) was on the ice prior to the Flyers' practice on Monday.
Betts has been on Philadelphia's long-term injured reserve list since mid-October. He's still hoping to play this season, but beyond that there's no specific timetable for his return. Mon, Jan 16, 2012 02:47:00 PM

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Blair Betts has been placed on Philadelphia's long-term injured reserve list.

The move frees up $700,000 on the team's salary cap. Betts was sent back to the Flyers after he failed a physical performed by the Montreal Canadiens following a waiver claim. His return date is unclear.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 08:12:00 AM

Blair Betts (knee) will be re-examined by the Flyers' doctors after Montreal declared him physically unfit to play and reserved their waiver claim.

Philadelphia was trying to send Betts to the minors by first putting him on waivers, but he's still in the NHL now that Montreal has claimed and returned him. "We’ll get him checked out in the next few days and see what the issues are, if there are any, and then we’ll deal with them if we find out," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said. "I don’t know anything more. We knew that he had a bone bruise from a game when he got hit with a puck and he had some blood taken off his knee before. But our doctors cleared him and we placed him on waivers, and obviously, when he got to Montreal, they did their own work on him, an MRI or whatever, and they found something that was worrisome to them." We'll keep you posted.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 05:03:00 PM

Blair Betts has been sent back to the Philadelphia Flyers for failing a physical.

Betts was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia and is currently sidelined with a lower-body injury. He was physically unfit to play at the time of the claim.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 01:48:00 PM

Blair Betts will not make his Montreal debut on Thursday night in Toronto due to what the team is calling a minor lower-body injury.

Andreas Engqvist, who was sent to Hamilton on Wednesday after Betts was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia, will rejoin the team as his replacement.
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 01:46:00 PM

Blair Betts has been claimed off waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.

The Philadelphia Flyers put him on the waiver wire on Tuesday and as expected he didn't clear. Andreas Engqvist was expected to fill Montreal's fourth-line center role going into the season, but now that position should go to Betts. He won 50.3 percent of his total 817 faceoffs last season and should help in the penalty kill department as well.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 02:11:00 PM

Blair Betts was waived by the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

He could be claimed as his $700,000 salary isn't very much and he can fill a role as good fourth-line center, who can win faceoffs and kill penalties. Betts might also stay the Flyers if 29 other teams take a pass on his services.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 09:51:00 AM

Blair Betts has started his rehab following a procedure on his fractured right pinkie finger.

"I feel great," Betts said. "After the surgery there wasn't a whole lot of pain and discomfort for the first few days and now I hardly even notice it." He is scheduled to have pins removed from his finger in about four weeks.
Thu, May 19, 2011 07:21:00 AM

Blair Betts will have surgery on his finger during the off-season.

Betts had five goals and 12 points in 75 games this season. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in 2011-12.
Tue, May 10, 2011 01:16:00 PM

Blair Betts has declared himself ready to return from a knee injury.

He practiced on Monday after missing the last three games of the regular season. Philadelphia's penalty kill struggled without him, but his return for Game 1 versus Buffalo on Thursday will make it much better.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 08:40:00 AM

Blair Betts (knee) thinks he'll be ready in time for the Flyers' playoff opener on Thursday.

Betts had five goals and 12 points in 75 games this season. He hasn't played since April 3rd.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 04:28:00 PM

Blair Betts (lower body) is out for Friday's contest.

Betts hasn't played since April 3rd. He has no fantasy value.
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 03:17:00 PM

Blair Betts (lower body) will not participate in Tuesday's game.

Betts might be able to return for Friday's game against Buffalo. He has five goals and 12 points in 75 games this season.
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 12:49:00 PM

Blair Betts did not play in the third period on Sunday due to a lower-body injury.

He isn't expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Ottawa, but he might return in Buffalo on Friday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 08:15:00 AM

Blair Betts (finger) was on the ice for 10:24 minutes in his return to the Flyers' lineup Thursday.

It was Betts' first game since February 18th. He played alongside Jody Shelley and Ben Holmstrom.
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 11:23:00 AM

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