Former Penguins forward Bill Guerin (right) has agreed to a tryout with the Flyers according to the team's Twitter page. Guerin, 39, spent parts of the last two seasons with the Penguins.
Following a trade deadline deal with the Islanders in 2009, Guerin appeared in 17 regular season games for the Penguins and scored 12 points (five goals, seven assists) with a plus-3. In the 2009 postseason, Guerin played in 24 games and was the team's third-leading scorer with 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) with a plus eight and helped the franchise claim its third Stanley Cup title.
After resigning with the Penguins in the 2009 offseason, Guerin saw actioin in 78 games in 2009-10 while playing primarily on the team's top line with Sidney Crosby. He 45 points (21 goals, 24 assists) and was a minus-9. In the 2010 playoffs, Guerin played in 11 games and scored nine points (four goals, five assists).
EN Says: Nice move by the Flyers. Guerin can still be a viable top-six player. That said, with the Flyers' considerable depth at forward, he'll have a hard time cracking the line-up considering he'll turn 40 in November.
That said, Guerin bring a lot of character and leadership to any locker room he is apart of. This is a risk-free move for the Flyers.
If he does make the roster, it's going to be weird seeing him in one of those road construction uniforms the Flyers try to pass off as hockey jerseys. But, it's not the first-time a player beloved on one side of this rivalry has suited up for the other team. Players such as Rick Tocchet and Ulf Samuelsson have played on each side of the Commonwealth.
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