The Flyers' season-opening roster is closer to being finalized.
They made three moves Saturday, placing veteran center Adam Hall and defenseman Bruno Gervais on waivers and sending winger Chris VandeVelde to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms.
The moves enable center Scott Laughton, the team's first-round draft pick in 2012, to start the season with the big-league team. Laughton, 19, can stay for nine games before his entry-level deal would start. After nine games, the Flyers would have the option of keeping him or sending him back to the junior team.
VandeVelde, 24, who spent 11 games with the Edmonton Oilers last season, had signed an AHL-only deal and was trying to make the Flyers on a tryout contract.