Tampa Bay Lightning places Philippe Myers on waivers


The Tampa Bay Lightning placed defenseman Philippe Myers on waivers.

Myers, 25, is a goal and three-pointer averaging 11:33 in 11 games for the Lightning this season. He signed for 2022-23 at a cap of $2.55 million and for 2023-24 at $1.4 million.

The Lightning acquired Myers from the Nashville Predators in July as part of the deal that sent Ryan McDonagh to Tennessee.

An undrafted player, Myers originally signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in September 2015. He made his NHL debut with the Flyers in 2018-19 and became a regular the following year.

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The Flyers traded Myers to the Predators in 2021. The Moncton, NB product lasted just one season in Nashville, scoring one goal and four points while averaging 14:53 in 27 games.

Myers played in 153 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Nashville and Tampa Bay, scoring eight goals and 36 points while averaging 16:35. He played 16 games for the Flyers in the 2020 Bubble Playoffs, recording 20:02 a night and scoring four points.

The Flyers previously placed forward Kieffer Bellows on the waiver wire Thursday; after clearing, the Flyers assigned him to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL. Myers was the only player to waive on Friday.



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