Thursday, July 1, 2010

Flyers Add Defensive Depth with Trade for Meszaros

By: Tim Brennan

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Flyers have acquired defenseman Andrej Meszaros from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a second round pick.

Meszaros recorded six goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 81 games for Tampa last season. Ottawa's first round draft choice (23rd overall) in 2004 currently holds a cap hit of $4 million a season for the next four years.

The offensive defenseman's numbers dropped off in his two seasons with the Lightning after averaging 37 points in his first three years in Ottawa. Meszaros was also a member of Slovakia's Olympic team this season.

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