The Philadelphia Flyers have signed left wing Luke Rogers to a one-day contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Rogers, 14 (5-4, 120 lbs), of Morgansville, N.J., took the ice for Flyers practice on Wednesday, November 14, in advance of Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
Rogers, who skates at the same New Jersey rink James van Riemsdyk played out of as a youth player, joined the Flyers forward on the ice following practice, as well as in the locker room at his own player stall - he has been assigned #98.
The left-handed eighth grader is currently receiving treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Rutgers Cancer Institute. Upon diagnosis, Rogers had to forgo team play, but he was recently cleared to skate again without contact.
His turn pro will culminate at Flyers Hockey Fights Cancer Night on November 27 at the Wells Fargo Center, when the team will host him again in the locker room for a special pre-game read off of the evening's starting line-ups.