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Flyers Acquire Brian Boucher From Carolina

The “Boosh” chants are back.

The Flyers have acquired goaltender Brian Boucher from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Phantoms forward Luke Pither.

This is Boucher’s fourth stint in the Flyers organization. He will be the third goalie behind starter Ilya Bryzgalov and back-up Michael Leighton.

Last season, the 36-year-old went 1-6-1 with a .881 save percentage in 10 games (8 starts) with Carolina.

Leighton and Boucher were on the Flyers together in the 2009-2010 season, combining in the playoffs to help carry the Flyers to their first Stanley Cup appearance since 1997.

Boucher did not report to Flyers practice today, which had over 1,000 fans in attendance at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. He was available for comments later in the day, and what he told reporters about how he felt returning to Philadelphia that was interesting.

"It’s a bit embarrassing, to be honest with you," Boucher said, about returning to the organization yet again. "I’m just thankful. I’m sure there’s a lot of people scratching their heads saying, 'what is going on?' But from a personal standpoint, it’s a good situation."

Also later reported, the Flyers acquired Hurricanes prospect Mark Alt in the deal. Alt, 21, is a 6'3" defenseman. He was drafted 53rd overall in 2010 by Carolina.