PHILADELPHIA - Jesse Boulerice was placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, a decision made on the heels of his 25-game suspension from the NHL.
Boulerice received the ban Friday for his vicious cross-check to the face of Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler during a game last Wednesday. It matched the longest punishment handed out by the league for an on-ice incident.
Boulerice, a 29-year-old native of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has 319 penalty minutes in 167 career NHL games. He's averaged less than five minutes of ice time per game in his NHL career.
The Flyers signed him as an unrestricted free agent before the season after he won a job in training camp. He played in just two games this season.