The Philadelphia Flyers release a statement on the passing of former assistant coach Wayne Fleming who passed away after a two-year battle with brain cancer:
The Philadelphia Flyers are deeply saddened with the news of the loss of Wayne Fleming today. The hockey world lost a great friend, a wonderful human being and a terrific hockey mind. We send our condolences to Wayne's wife, Carolyn, their four children and the rest of the Fleming family.
Fleming served as the Flyers assistant coach from 2002 through the 2006 season under former head coach Ken Hitchcock.