Pending league approval, TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Pavel Kubina has been traded to the Flyers.
It appears that the Flyers were fed up with the sort of nonsensical defensive struggles seen On Thursday they traded for mid-level d-man Nicklas Grossman. Today, Kubina.
More on Kubina, who is a solid get and will provide a much-needed right-handed shot from the blue line:
He is a 34-year-old Czech defenseman who has played for Tampa, Toronto and Atlanta.
He has one year remaining on his two-year contract, with a cap hit of $3.85 million, according to CapGeek.com.
ESPN's Pierre LeBrun says he's hearing it's for two draft picks. Flyers beat writer Sam Carchidi reports that it was for second and fifth round picks. UPDATE: LeBrun says it's a second and fourth round pick.
UPDATE 2: Andi Petrillo of CBC notes that the league has still not approved the trade. She continues, "rules state teams can have max 50 contracts. Philly currently at 51 with Kubina." They would have to move a contract somehow.
UPDATE 3: The Flyers sent Phantoms left winger Jon Kalinski to the Lightning.