Friday, February 17, 2012

Flyers acquire D Grossman from Dallas

The Flyers have acquired defenseman Nicklas Grossman from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, previously acquired from Los Angeles, and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, previously acquired from Minnesota.

The hulking blueliner, 27, has skated in 52 games for the Stars this season, during which time he has recorded five assists and 26 PIM along with an even plus-minus rating.  He has recorded an even 100 blocked shots so far this year, which led the Stars and ties his personal career high for an entire season.  He has also recorded 96 hits on the season.

Grossman has played in 333 NHL games for the Stars over parts of six seasons (2006-07 to 2011-12), scoring three goals and adding 38 assists for 41 points.  He was selected by Dallas in the second round (56th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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