The 31-year-old Newbury appeared in 24 games for the Rangers over the past three seasons, posting two assists and 68 penalty minutes. In 72 career NHL games with the Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, and Toronto Maple Leafs, Newbury has four goals, nine points and 132 PIMs.
Syvret, 28, spent the 2012-13 season playing for the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate in Adirondack, posting six goals and 40 points in 76 games. In 59 career NHL games with the Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers, Syvret has posted three goals and seven points.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness