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Flyers Trade Danny Syvret to Rangers for Kris Newbury

The Flyers didn't make a trade at all during the NHL draft yesterday, but they made a minor one today.

The Flyers traded Adirondack defenseman Danny Syvret to rival New York Rangers for enforcer Kris Newbury. Both players have played a majority of their careers in the AHL.

The 31-year-old Newbury has played only 72 games in the NHL through seven seasons. He has four goals and five assists for nine points and 132 penalty minutes in that time.

Drafted in the 4th round (139th overall) by the Sharks in 2002, Newbury has been a good AHL player during his career thought, scoring 142 goals and 297 assists for 439 points in 599 games in the AHL. He has played the last three seasons for the Connecticut Whale, posting a total of 187 points.

If Newbury gets called up to the NHL, he will carry a cap hit of $600,000. He is in the last year of his contract.

Syvret, 28, is also in the last year of his contract. He has been a member of the Flyers organization three times. He had six goals and 34 assists as the Phantoms alternate captain last season.

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