Friday, February 22, 2008

Flyers pick up Thoresen off waivers

By Bob Herpen
The Phanatic Magazine

The Philadelphia Flyers picked up young forward Patrick Thoresen off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.

Thoresen has split this season between Edmonton and its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 17 games for the Oilers, the 24- year-old collected only two goals and one assist.

In 85 NHL games over the last two seasons, both with the Oilers, Thoresen has posted six goals and 19 points.

To make room on the roster, the Flyers have returned forward Claude Giroux to his junior team, Gatineau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Giroux went scoreless in two games with Philadelphia during his brief call-up.

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