Denis Gauthier has one year remaining on his contract, with a salary-cap hit of $2.1 million. Gauthier will turn 32 in October and is listed at 6-foot-3, 224 pounds. He spent all of last season in the AHL and totaled three goals and 15 assists in 78 games. The Flyers placed him on waivers last season and, after he cleared, they sent him down to the AHL to clear salary-cap space.
Kings fans might remember Gauthier from his incident with Jeremy Roenick and Sean Avery in 2005. Gauthier’s hit, in a preseason game, gave Roenick a concussion. Avery responded by saying, “I think it was a clean hit. I think it was typical of most French guys in our league with a visor on, running around and playing tough and not back anything up.”