The Philadelphia Flyers added some size and muscle to their already-formidable defensive corps in the form of 6-foot-2, 223-pound Andrej Meszaros.
Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren made that official Thursday when he announced he had sent a 2012 second-round draft choice to the Tampa Bay Lightning for physical blueliner.
"I'm feeling good and I'm excited," Meszaros told the media during a conference call. "Philly was always a tough team to play against, and now I get to join them. I'm looking forward to that."
Meszaros, a native of Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia, spent his last two seasons with the Lightning. He played in 81 games in 2009-10 and produced 6 goals and 17 points with a minus-14 rating. In 133 games with Tampa Bay, Meszaros had 8 goals and 33 points with a minus-18 rating.