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Oilers send defenceman Danny Syvret to Flyers for forward Ryan Potulny

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers traded defenceman Danny Syvret to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday for forward Ryan Potulny.

Syvret, a 22-year-old native of Millgrove, Ont., has recorded one assist and 12 penalty minutes in 26 NHL games over two seasons. He had 20 points (2-18) and 43 penalty minutes in 63 regular-season games for the Springfield Falcons and Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League last season.

"Danny is a puck-moving defenceman that sees the ice well and will improve our depth," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. "He had some success playing with (Flyers) Jeff Carter and Mike Richards at the 2005 world junior championship as a member of Team Canada."

Syvret also played three seasons with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, and won a Memorial Cup in 2005.

Potulny, a 23-year-old native of Grand Forks, N.D., had one assist in seven games for the Flyers this season. He also had 21 goals and 47 points for the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms.

"Ryan was a good player for our organization, but this was a deal based on a need, as we added depth to our defence," Holmgren said.



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