SPORTNET’s Nick Kypreos reports the Tampa Bay Lightning have dealt defenseman Pavel Kubina to the Philadelphia Flyers for two draft picks. More to follow….
**UPDATE** The return is a second and fifth round pick in this year’s entry draft.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is wasting little time trying to address his biggest need, blueline depth. Having recently added Nicklas Grossman from the Stars, he adds another experienced depth blueliner in Kubina. A tidy return for the Lightning. It should also be noted that moves the Flyers up to 51 players under contract, league limit is 50, so we can expect another Flyer to be on the move soon.
**UPDATE** Flyers also included minor league LW Jon Kalinski in the return. Flyers are at the 50 player limit. No further deals need to be made.