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Flyers have bought out Umberger's contract

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have bought out the final year of R.J. Umberger’s contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Umberger, 34 (5/3/1982), appeared in a total of 334 games for the Flyers over two separate stays with the team, first from 2005-08 and then from 2014-16. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Flyers on June 16, 2004 and helped the Philadelphia Phantoms win the 2005 Calder Cup before joining the Flyers the following season.

Umberger was traded to Columbus in a draft-day deal on June 20, 2008. He was re-acquired from Columbus on June 23, 2014 in exchange for Scott Hartnell.

Over those 334 games, Umberger recorded 60 goals and 82 assists for 142 points, along with 112 PIM. He posted 16 points in 22 career playoff games for the Flyers, including a 10-goal, 15-point run in 17 games during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs when the Flyers reached the Eastern Conference Finals.

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