Lauridsen, Gustafsson re-signed 7/10
Lauridsen finished his second professional season with a 15-game call up to Philadelphia, which included his March 30 NHL debut, after playing 59 games with the Adirondack Phantoms.
The stay-at-home defenseman, a fixture on Adirondack’s penalty kill, scored one goal and assisted five others with the Phantoms. The 24-year-old had two goals and one assist with the Flyers.
The $1.2-million contract is a two-way deal in the first year, meaning Lauridsen will make less money if he plays in the AHL, and a one-way contract in the second year, according to Flyers insider Anthony SanFilippo. In that year, he will earn the same amount of money no matter where he plays.
The Lauridsen signing came one day after the Flyers announced they re-signed fellow restricted free agent defenseman Erik Gustafsson to a one-year, one-way contract.
Gustafsson, who had 22 points in 39 games with the Phantoms last season, will earn $1 million regardless of where he plays.
The numbers suggest Gustafsson, 24, probably won’t be back in Glens Falls this year. A portion of his salary would count against Philadelphia’s NHL salary cap, even if he was in the AHL.
Gustafsson is also no longer exempt from waivers, which means any other NHL team would have the chance to claim his contract before he got sent to the minor leagues.
Lauridsen is still not subject to waivers, since he turned pro one year later than Gustafsson, which makes him more likely to return to Glens Falls this season.
Eric Wellwood and Brandon Manning are Philadelphia's other two restricted free agents. They have been given qualifying offers, an indicator the Flyers want them back, but have yet to sign new contracts.
Here's an updated look at Adirondack's contract statuses:
|Player Name||2012-13 Contract Type||2013-14 Contract Status|
|Jason Akeson (RW)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Brandon Alderson (W)||ATO||SIGNED - NHL|
|Mark Alt (D)||ATO||SIGNED - NHL|
|Rob Bordson (LW/C)||AHL||SIGNED - AHL|
|Brian Boucher (G)||NHL||UFA|
|Marc-Andre Bourdon (D)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Tyler Brown (LW)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Nick Cousins (C)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Jeff Dimmen (D)||AHL||SIGNED - ASIA|
|Cullen Eddy (D)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Zack FitzGerald (LW/D)||AHL||UFA|
|Kyle Flanagan (C)||ATO||SIGNED - NHL|
|Erik Gustafsson (D)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Shane Harper (RW)||NHL||TRADED - NYI|
|Cal Heeter (G)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Ben Holmstrom (RW)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Tyler Hostetter (D)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Andrew Johnston (F)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Blake Kessel (D)||NHL||NOW UFA|
|Matt Konan (D)||NHL||SIGNED|
|David Laliberte (LW)||AHL||UFA|
|Oliver Lauridsen (D)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Andreas Lilja (D)||NHL||SIGNED - SWEDEN|
|Brandon Manning (D)||NHL||QUALIFIED RFA|
|Matt Mangene (F)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Derek Mathers (RW)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Tye McGinn (LW)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Scott Munroe (G)||AHL||SIGNED - SWEDEN|
|Marcel Noebels (LW/C)||NHL||SIGNED|
|Garrett Roe (C)||AHL||UFA|
|Jon Sim (LW/RW)||AHL||UFA|
|Ian Slater (LW/C)||AHL||ORLANDO - ECHL|
|Danny Syvret (D)||NHL||TRADED - NYR|
|Mitch Wahl (C)||NHL||NOW UFA|
|Eric Wellwood (F)||NHL||QUALIFIED RFA|