Feb 262011
 
Defenseman Nick Boynton claimed by the Flyers

Defenseman Nick Boynton claimed by the Flyers

By Justin Adkins:

A day after recalling defenseman Erik Gustafsson from the Phantoms, the Flyers have made another move to bolster their defensive depth, pickup up 32 year-old Nick Boynton off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.

Boynton, 6-1, 218 lbs, will help bolster a unit dealing with multiple injury concerns, from the hopefully minor wrist trouble of Chris Pronger to Sean O’Donnell’s balky knee to Oskars Bartulis’ season-ending shoulder injury.

For the season, Boynton has a goal and seven assists with a +/- rating of 2.  Since entering the NHL in 1999, he has 34 goals and 110 assists with a +/- rating of 22.

The veteran won a Stanley Cup last year when the Blackhawks beat the Flyers.  He appeared in three Cup games after playing in only seven for Chicago during the season.

UPDATE:

Per Bob McKenzie’s Twitter, to make room on the roster the Flyers will temporarily assign James Van Riemsdyk to the Phantoms.

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