Jevon Kearse has been demoted in favor of Juqua Thomas. Nothing real surprising about that news but it's still a sad state of affairs that the Freak has fallen off.
In other news, L.J. Smith is thinking about playing for another team next season.
"Right now, I'm looking at being on another team," Smith told local
reporters Wednesday, referring to the fact his contract expires after
this season and that there have not been any substantive discussions in
recent months about an extension.
I've got mixed emotions on L.J. He has been a solid tight end for this team in recent years but he certainly has fought through a lot this season. There's no denying the fact that Donovan McNabb and the Birds offense needs a pass catching tight end and L.J. fit that role nicely. I'm not sold on Brent Celek stepping into that role, at least not yet.
Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.
Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.
Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.
Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)
A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....
earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs
The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.