According to Harry Zolnierczyk, there were no questions asked. When Simon Gagne was traded back to the Flyers yesterday, he instantly got his old number back.

Zolniercyk, who has played four games for the Flyers this season, didn’t want any awkwardness if he ends up on the same line as Gagne.

“Twelve is his number,” Zolnierczyk said. “I was just filling in for a little bit, there. He’s a great hockey player. He spent a lot of time in Philly. I know he’s scored a lot of big goals in Philly. I think a lot of guys are happy to have him back and spark this offense here.”

Zolnierczyk was assigned No. 12 this season after wearing 29 last year. He didn’t ask for the number, so he had no problem giving it up and didn’t get anything in return for handing it over to the veteran of 10 seasons with the Flyers.

Gagne, who has played with nine Flyers on the current roster, didn’t take part in the morning skate. His plane landed in Philadelphia around 6 a.m. He’s spending the day resting before he suits up in orange and black for the first time since the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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