Injured Blair Betts returned to Flyers

Updated: October 9, 2011, 10:14 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens returned Blair Betts to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday after the center claimed off waivers last week failed a medical examination.

The Canadiens, who claimed Betts on Oct. 5, used NHL bylaw 11.8 (a) to send the 31-year-old Betts back to Philadelphia. Commissioner Gary Bettman made the decision after reviewing submissions from both teams.

"While it is clear that both clubs have acted in good faith in this unique situation (i.e. a waiver claim), ...

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