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Matt Walker | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/7/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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The Philadelphia Flyers have loaned defenseman Matt Walker to AHL Adirondack.
Walker has skated in four games with the Flyers this campaign and has appeared in 10 games with the minor-league Phantoms. Wed, Jan 11, 2012 03:17:00 PM

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The Philadelphia Flyers place Matt Walker on waivers.

Walker has played in just four games this season and none since December 19th. Sending him to the minors would get Walker's $1.7 million annual cap hit off the books.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 01:57:00 PM

Matt Walker suited up for Philadelphia on Monday for the first time since Oct. 26.

He rejoined the team from the minors earlier this month, but had been sitting in the press box. Walker saw just 8:59 of ice time in a 3-2 shootout loss to Colorado and has no fantasy value.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 08:13:00 AM

Matt Walker was a healthy scratch in the Flyers' 4-2 win Saturday night.

Walker would be the Flyers' insurance policy should Meszaros be forced to miss any time. He has no points and 16 penalty minutes in three games this season and has obviously no fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 01:30:00 PM

Matt Walker has successfully cleared re-entry waivers.

Walker is now on the Flyers active roster and is expected to play in Friday's game against Anaheim. He has no points and 16 penalty minutes in three games this season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 12:32:00 PM

Matt Walker has to clear waivers today first, but the Philadelphia Flyers fully plan to bring him back to their defense corps in Anaheim tonight.

Walker, 31, was demoted by the Flyers earlier this week but the team has reconsidered and would like to use Walker to give them some of the experience they will be missing while veteran Chris Pronger and Andreas Lilja out for the next month.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 12:01:00 PM

Matt Walker was demoted to the minors on Tuesday.

The move sends his $1.7 million cap hit down to Adirondack. Walker sat frequently as a healthy scratch before being sent down, while appearing in only three games. He has no fantasy value.
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 08:21:00 AM

With Chris Pronger out at least a couple of weeks, Matt Walker will get a chance to play more.

Walker, who has been alternating with Andreas Lilja at the bottom end of the Flyers’ blue line rotation, has only played in two of the club’s first eight games. He was dressed Monday night against Toronto when Pronger was hurt, and played 11:55. His only other action was at Ottawa last Wednesday. Lilja has played six games and is averaging 12:39.
Source: philly.com
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 01:50:00 PM

Matt Walker suited up in his first game of the season on Tuesday night.

He posted 16 penalty minutes and logged 15:55 of ice time in a 7-2 win over Ottawa. Andreas Lilja was a healthy scratch in the contest.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 08:27:00 AM

Matt Walker spent Thursday's game in the press box.

According to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, Walker is healthy despite not participating in Philadelphia's Thursday morning skate. We would be surprised if this turned out to be the only time that Walker was a healthy scratch in 2011-12.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 11:36:00 AM

Matt Walker did not skate in Thursday morning's session.

The decision to play him or Andreas Lilja, as the sixth defenseman, will be a game-time decision.
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 05:57:00 PM

Despite clearing waivers on Wednesday, Matt Walker is projected to play in Thursday's opener against Boston.

He is likely to be partnered with Braydon Coburn on the team's third pairing in the contest. Fellow Philadelphia defender Oskars Bartulis also cleared waivers.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 03:25:00 PM

Matt Walker has been placed on waivers by Philadelphia.

He enjoyed a solid training camp after missing nearly all of last season with three different surgeries. Walker could still remain with Philadelphia as an extra defensenman if he goes unclaimed.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 09:55:00 AM

Matt Walker went unclaimed on re-entry waivers.

Walker will provide the Flyers with some added depth heading into the playoffs. It's possible that he'll actually end up playing in Game 1 if Chris Pronger isn't available.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 12:39:00 PM

Matt Walker has been placed on re-entry waivers.

Walker missed the first half of the season due to hip and groin problems. He'll probably serve as a depth defenseman in the playoffs.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 04:30:00 PM

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