Flyers place Kieffer Bellows on waivers
The Philadelphia Flyers have waived forward Kieffer Bellows.
Placed on NHL waivers today: Kieffer Bellows (PHI).
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 1, 2022
Bellows was originally claimed off waivers by the Flyers from the New York Islanders back on October 27th. He had only appeared in one game for the Islanders this season before being waived.
Bellows’ abbreviated stay in Philadelphia saw him skate in 11 games while failing to record a single point. He had a -4 rating to accompany 6 penalty minutes and 19 shots on goal.
In 79 career NHL games between New York and Philadelphia, Bellows has scored 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points while accruing a -3 rating and 31 penalty minutes.
Last season the 24-year-old Edina, Minnesota native established new career-highs in games played (45), goals (6), assists (13), points (19), and penalty minutes (19) with the Islanders.
Should Bellows clear waivers, he will likely be assigned to the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. If the Islanders are the only team to submit a claim for him, he will immediately be assigned to the AHL’s Bridgeport Islanders since New York was the team that originally waived him, but everyone will have a crack at him should they want to claim him.
Bellows’ waiving could indicate that Travis Konecny will play tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning after being activated from injured reserve. Cam Atkinson is also close to returning, and rumors have been swirling if the Flyers will sign Artem Anisimov, who joined Philadelphia on a PTO in training camp and is currently playing with AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley.