Flyers, Weal avoid arbitration with one-year deal

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Jordan Weal had filed for salary arbitration with the Flyers, and was scheduled to have his hearing on July 29.

Well, scratch that.

On Monday, both parties avoided that unpleasant piece of business by agreeing to a one-year deal worth a reported $650,000 at the NHL level (per CBC). It’s also believed to be a two-way contract.

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Weal, 24, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings on January 6, 2016. He saw the first NHL action of his career last year, making his debut for the Kings and appearing in 10 games before coming to Philadelphia, where he appeared in four contests.

Weal has been a really good scorer at the AHL level, and captured Calder Cup MVP honors in 2015. He’s definitely got some talent, but had a tough time finding minutes with the Flyers last season (he was the lone roster player acquired in the deal that sent Luke Schenn and Vincent Lecavalier to L.A.)

The knock on Weal is that he isn’t very big — listed at 5-foot-10, 179 pounds — and will probably be hard pressed to see a ton of ice time in Philly next year. Of course, he could stick around the parent club and avoid the AHL because he’s waiver eligible, and the Flyers won’t want to lose him for nothing.

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