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.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday