In desperate need of some size on the blue line, the Flyers traded for 6-5, 220-pound bruiser Andrew Alberts from Boston. In exchange, the Flyers sent the Bruins minor league forward Ned Lukacevic and a conditional 2009 draft pick. If Alberts re-signs with the Flyers at the end of the season, the Flyers owe Boston a third round pick, if not, they owe Boston a fourth round pick. Alberts, 27, is in the final year of a two-year $2.5 million contract. $1.25 million will count against the Flyers salary cap. From the press release:
Alberts appeared in 35 regular season games for the Bruins last season, recording two assists and 39 penalty minutes. He was also scoreless in two playoff games for
The hit was the cheap shot Scott Hartnell planted on him in a game in Philadelphia last November. Hartnell was suspended two games for the hit. Now the two are teammates. That oughta be fun.
Here's a link to the video:
Over parts of three NHL seasons (2005-06 through 2007-08), Alberts has registered one goal and 18 assists for 19 points and 231 penalty minutes in 184 regular season games. He led the Bruins in penalty minutes during the 2006-07 season with 124.
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Alberts won't play tonight against Montreal, but he will be in the building.