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Trade: Flyers acquire Kent Huskins from Detroit

Mar 30, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

Kent Huskins AP

The Flyers may or may not be a team to  mix things up at the trade deadline, but they got a head start on action today by helping fill out their injured defensive ranks.

Philadelphia acquired blue liner Kent Huskins from the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional 2014 draft pick. Huskins was signed by the Red Wings earlier this season after going through a spell of defensive injuries of their own.

With Carlo Colaiacovo back from a shoulder injury, Brian Lashoff proving his worth, and newcomer Danny DeKeyser being signed,  Huskins found himself as a healthy scratch more often than not on a team needing to clear a roster spot. In 11 games this season, he has no points and four penalty minutes.

Philly’s lost Andrej Meszaros and Braydon Coburn indefinitely with separate injuries and called up Oliver Lauridsen up from the AHL to play this afternoon against Boston. Huskins will at least give them a veteran to fill in rather than a rookie who may not be ready for the show.

  1. DonkeyStick - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Because bringing up young Defensemen in the farm system to see if they can actually play in the last 14 games makes no sense. Flyers NEVER seem to amaze me.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      Purely a depth move. Brandon Manning is really the only potential callup on the blueline and this won’t necessarily prevent that. Right now they just need bodies.

      • valoisvipers - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        Manning looked real good last season when he was called up. I really think they should give him another shot at the Big Show.

  2. wisdomnfl - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Flyers lead 2-0 today thanks to refs.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      Would that be the same refs that missed two high sticks to Simmers face…again.

  3. broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Hey Donk I guess you missed the call up of Oliver Lauridsen. Huskins will provide some veteran presence on the blue line to help out Timmo and a young D core. Lauridsen is playing pretty good so far, but I also see Manning making the jump up before the season’s end.

    • DonkeyStick - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      No, watching the game and he is playing well and I would much rather see him than another 33 year old rental for 14 games.

  4. broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Well the 40 year old scored two goals in the last two games so I’m not gonna complain about rental players just yet.

  5. bensawesomeness - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    This is the second season in a row the Wings have given up a depth defencemen for a conditional pick, so basically nothing.

    Way to go, guys

    • paperkid96 - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      Huskins has played in 11 games. Has 0 pts and is a -3. I think with Dekeyser and Colaiacovo(ready to come back) he was going to be waived anyway. Philly coughed up a conditional pick which, who knows what that is, is better than waiving him.

      • mizbinboston - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

        Yep, exactly. And hopefully the way we draft that 7th rounder will turn into a future Hall of Famer.

        Wish nothing but the best for Huskins. And the Flyers. Stay strong, guys. You’re the only team who can consistently make the Penguins lose their sh*t and the rest of us love you for it.

  6. mclovinhockey - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    With coburn, mez and grossman out for lord knows how long, they are 3 D short with foster and Bruno being regulars, calling up Ollie and this move just gives Philly 6 D


    I may be missing someone but grossman may return soon to give Philly 7 D. When that happens I feel Ollie will be staying and foster will be number 7.

  7. President Charles Logan - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Ive said this 10 times and I’ll say it an 11th , Schenn is horrible

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      Well you’re an idiot so it really does not matter how many times you say something. Nobody still gives a crap.

      • President Charles Logan - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:14 PM

        lol yet you keep on replying to this “idiot” huh?
        …. funny part is your own fellow flyers fans that post on here even think you’re stupid

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM

        Both my fellow Flyer fans and your Hen fans know you are half a retard.

      • President Charles Logan - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:35 PM

        who said i was a pens fan? , you’re so easy to goad and rile up dumba$$

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:54 PM

        You never denied being a Hens fan, so its either that or you’re just a limp dick who has nothing better to do than “goad and rile up” us Flyer fans. Come pick your mom up were done with her.

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:16 AM

        lol ahh yeah pulling out the mom jokes….. a last resort of someone getting their teeth kicked in . Oh and who’s this “we’re” you’re referring to? there isnt anybody that ever agrees with you on here kid.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:20 AM

        As opposed to you who has a legion of fans behind you. Grow up you’re just a homer that everybody gets a cheap laugh out of. The only ones that don’t agree with me are your hens posse who are too busy sucking each other off. Later Lindsey Lohan.

  8. mclovinhockey - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Valo, manning, like the majority of flyers, is injured.

  9. modellforprez - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Forget the bruins high sticks to “simmers” face. I would gladly beat him over the head with a couple sticks. anyway you losers want it. no but seriously how did that team with the best player in the world fall so far so quick. every team has injuries so thats no excuse looks from afar laviolette lost his team. philthy sucks flyers swallow. the bottombasementbullies suck Ock!!!

    • jake6881 - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      Pens will not make the finals again… all those trades mean what? Be very careful if the rangers sneak in that 8th spot. I’m of course rooting for my flyers but the pens will not win the cup. I’m happy with knowing that! Screw off model!

      • cheesesteak75 - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

        And the flyers made the finals when?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:52 PM

        2010 you retard.

  10. broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Cheesedick75, you must be new to this thing we call hockey.

    • President Charles Logan - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      that was a heck of a save leighton made on patrick kane in that 6th game

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