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Montreal Canadiens Claim Blair Betts

Oct 5, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

In a move reminiscent of the Flyers losing Glen Metropolit to the Canadiens via waivers just before the trade deadline in 2009, the Habs have again plucked a coveted fourth-liner from Philadelphia, claiming Blair Betts off waivers today.

In a move reminiscent of the Flyers losing Glen Metropolit to the Canadiens via waivers just before the trade deadline in 2009, the Habs have again plucked a coveted fourth-liner from Philadelphia, claiming Blair Betts off waivers today.

In related news, Matt Walker and Oskars Bartulis cleared waivers. Panotch said Walker was skating with the team earlier today, so he could be seventh D-man to start or bump Lilja to the press box.