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Nicklas Grossman traded to Flyers

Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:02 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2012 6:16 pm
 
GrossmanBy: Adam Gretz

The Philadelphia Flyers have been rumored to be in the market for a defenseman for quite some time, and on Thursday afternoon they added to their blueline by acquiring Nicklas Grossman from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a second and third round draft pick.

The second round pick, which will be in the 2012 draft, originally belonged to the Los Angles Kings, while the third round pick will be in 2013 and was originally property of the Minnesota Wild.

In 52 games this season the 27-year-old Grossman has yet to score a goal and been credited with five assists while playing over 18 minutes per game for the Stars. He's also been one of their top penalty killers in terms of ice-time, and will be going to a Flyers team that is currently 19th in the NHL with an 81.4 percent success rate on the penalty kill.

Grossman is in the final year of a two-year contract and has a cap hit $1.625 million, while the Flyers will be on the hook for a cap hit of roughly $443,000, via Capgeek. He will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2012 11:15 am
 

Nicklas Grossman traded to Flyers

What? The Eagles have traded for Rex Grossman?


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