Flyers Sign Vaananen, But Campbell Inked by Chicago

Flyers Sign Vaananen, But Campbell Inked by Chicago

A flurry of deals have passed over the wire in the NHL today, including some big ones. We hope to summarize some of the highlights a bit later, but the most noteworthy name in the mix—Brian Campbell, is scrawled across a Chicago Blackhawks contract. TSN is reporting an 8-year deal worth $56.8 million, well out of the Flyers range as we all expected.

So far, the Flyers unloaded Denis Gauthier, a decent defenseman who was a casualty of the salary cap in Philly. Two prospects, defenseman Patrik Hersley and left wing Ned Lukacevic, were collected from the LA Kings in return. Later, the Flyers signed defenseman Ossi Vaananen to a 1-year deal worth $1 million, according to's FA tracker. Vaananen had 2 goals and 6 assists in 74 games for the Avalanche last season and a total of 57 points in 6 NHL seasons.

More to come as the signings continue.

Update: Add forwards Glen Metropolit (2 years) and Nate Raduns (1 year) to the list. Terms not yet available.

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham


NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 


1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P