The Philadelphia Flyers signed Jean-Sebastien Aubin to a one-year deal; financial terms were not disclosed. Aubin was with Toronto and LA the last few years and went to the Eastern Conference Finals with the AHL Portland Pirates last season.
A professional goalie signing was expected with Niittymaki out for October after surgery on his left hip. Niittymaki is on the final year of his contract as well. There could be a possible future for Aubin as the Flyers backup if he can outplay the unlucky Niittymaki.