FLYERS DEFENSEMAN Andreas Lilja, who underwent left hip surgery in mid-July, joined the Adirondack Phantoms on Monday in Glens Falls, N.Y., on a conditioning assignment.
Since Lilja was injured when the NHL lockout began on Sept. 16, he was not part of the group of players locked out. He is receiving his $700,000 salary in regular installments. The surgery repaired a degenerative condition that has been plaguing Lilja for a few years. The former Stanley Cup champion as a member of the Red Wings played 46 games with the Flyers last year.