• Canucks Sign Jones To One-Year Deal

    News: Blair Jones signed with the Canucks on Friday.
    Analysis: Blair Jones spent most of last season in the AHL, playing 33 games and scoring 21 points for Lehigh Valley. He saw time in four NHL games for the Flyers, recording two penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating.
  • Flyers Loan Jones To AHL Squad

    News: Blair Jones was loaned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
    Analysis: In light of the news that Claude Giroux (lower body) would miss the next two games, the Flyers opted to call up top prospect Scott Laughton, who would offer more offensive potential in a top-six role than Blair Jones, who is best optimized as a checking line player. Jones has been a healthy scratch for all but four games this season and won't have much value once he returns to Philadelphia, likely once Giroux is deemed healthy.
  • Flyers' Jones Clears Waivers, Not Reassigned

    News: Blair Jones cleared waivers Wednesday but hasn't been reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports.
    Analysis: The Flyers will be able to move Blair Jones to the AHL squad whenever they choose now that's he's cleared waivers, but it appears the team wants him to stick around a little longer as a contingency plan. Sean Couturier missed Wednesday's practice with a stomach virus, so Jones could be called upon to play Thursday against the Panthers if Couturier is not healthy enough to play by that point.
  • Flyers Place Jones On Waivers

    News: The Flyers placed Blair Jones on waivers Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Blair Jones appeared in four games for the Flyers and did not record a point. He will head to AHL Adirondack if he clears waivers.
  • Flyers' Jones Appears To Have Secured Spot

    News: Blair Jones (mouth) appears to have secured an Opening Night roster spot for the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: The Flyers will rest Blair Jones during Tuesday's preseason game after he required stitches on his mouth a night earlier, but the team is apparently satisfied with the physicality he's shown thus far in camp. He'll see occasional duty on the team's fourth line, but could become a regular healthy scratch.
  • Flyers' Jones Gets Stitches On Mouth

    News: Blair Jones required stitches on his mouth after Monday's exhibition game but will be fine moving forward, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly reports.
    Analysis: Considering that the injury isn't too severe, Blair Jones doesn't seem to be in danger of missing any time off the ice. He'll have a chance to prove his availability when the Flyers face the Rangers on Tuesday in another exhibition matchup.
  • Flyers Sign Jones To Two-Way Deal

    News: Blair Jones signed a two-way contract with the Flyers on Tuesday, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports.
    Analysis: Blair Jones, 27, has vacillated between the NHL and the minors the last several seasons, accruing seven goals and 10 assists over 128 games with the Lightning and Flames during his career. He'll provide the Flyers will some center depth on the checking line.
  • Flames Reassign Jones

    News: Blair Jones was reassigned to AHL Abbotsford on Thursday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
    Analysis: He went unclaimed after being placed on waivers Wednesday. His dismissal from the active roster paves the way for Mike Cammalleri's return from IR.
  • Flames Waive Jones

    News: The Flames placed Blair Jones on waivers Wednesday morning, Aaron Vickers of the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Blair Jones recorded two goals in 14 games before being waived, and will return to AHL Abbotsford after he clears waivers. The vacant roster spot left by Jones will presumably be used to activate Mike Cammalleri off IR.
  • Flames' Jones To Return Saturday

    News: Blair Jones (knee) will be back in the lineup Saturday, the Calgary Sun reports.
    Analysis: Blair Jones has missed the last 12 games with injury, but will make his return against Vancouver. The center will be a welcome sight for a Flames team that has occasionally struggled to put healthy players on the ice. He will skate alongside Paul Byron and Matt Stajan.