Shortly after Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that Scott Hartnell will miss 4-8 weeks with a broken left foot, news broke that the team signed free agent forward Mike Knuble.
The deal is pending a physical, which Knuble will have on Friday according to a tweet by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi.
Knuble will have physical on Fri, and if he passes it, he will go to Fla. with team.Knuble, 40, will be going on his second stint with the Flyers. He played in Philadelphia from 2005-2009, scoring 114 goals and 107 assists.
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) January 25, 2013
When the league returned from the lockout, Knuble attended training camp for the Detroit Red Wings. He signed with the Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit's AHL affiliate) after camp broke, hoping to eventually sign with an NHL team.
Knuble played the last three seasons with the Washington Capitals, scoring 29, 24 then six goals with each passing year.
Although Knuble showed a noticeable decline last season, he did help Washington beat the Boston Bruins in a first round playoff series that went to game seven, and push the New York Rangers to a seven game series in the next round.
Knuble scored two goals and registered one assist in the playoffs. The assist counting towards the game winning goal in overtime of game seven against Boston.
Over his his 16-year NHL career, Knuble played in 1040 games, scoring 274 goals and 266 assists for a total of 540 points.
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