The Flyers on Monday made a minor-league move, acquiring goalie Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations.
This is a depth move for the Flyers, who have Alex Lyon starting for the Phantoms with Anthony Stolarz on the shelf with the knee injury. Tokarski provides a veteran presence to slot behind Lyon in Lehigh Valley.
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"We just wanted to upgrade our depth," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said (see story). "We feel like Dustin has experience in the regular season, the playoffs, and felt like it's an upgrade.
"Since Stolie got hurt there, we've been kind of looking around to see what's out there."
The 28-year-old Tokarski has spent most of his eight-year career in the AHL, but has played in 34 career games in the NHL with Tampa Bay, Montreal and Anaheim. He took over for an injured Carey Price in the 2014 Eastern Conference Final and and started four of the five games in that series. In his NHL career, Tokarski has a 10-12-5 regular-season record with a 2.84 goals-against average and .904 save percentage.
He played 28 games with the Ducks' affiliate in San Diego last season, going 17-8-1-1 with a 2.93 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.
A fifth-round pick of the Lightning in 2008, Tokarski won a Calder Cup trophy with Tampa's affiliate in 2012.