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by George Malik on 03/30/13 at 01:13 PM ET
Updated 2x at 3:27 PM: Per the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi, with Carlo Colaiacovo ready to return from his shoulder injury and the fact that the Red Wings signed Danny DeKeyser, the team needed to make roster room, and it's done so by trading Kent Huskins to the Philadelphia Flyers:
The Flyers are confirming:
Better than nothing!
Here's the Red Wings' official press release:
RED WINGS TRADE DEFENSEMAN KENT HUSKINS TO FLYERS
... Detroit Receives Conditional Draft Pick From Philadelphia …
Detroit, MI... Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the club has traded defenseman Kent Huskins to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Huskins, 32, signed a one-year deal with Detroit on January 22, 2013. He appeared 11 games for the Wings this season, averaging 15:20 of ice time.
Originally selected by Chicago in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Huskins has appeared in 299 career NHL games with Anaheim, San Jose and St. Louis, tallying 13G-54A-67P in addition to 169 penalty minutes and a +49 rating. The 6’4”, 205-lb. rearguard won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 and has appeared in 48 career playoff contests, registering 0G-3A-3P-23PIM and a -3 rating. A native of Almonte, ON, Huskins has also skated in 410 career games in the American Hockey League with Norfolk (2001-03, 2012-13), San Antonio, Manitoba (2004-05) and Portland (2005-07).
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