The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have nullified the trade on March 4 with the San Jose Sharks in which they acquired defenseman Kyle McLaren in exchange for a sixth round draft pick in 2009. McLaren did not pass his physical, according to club general manager Paul Holmgren.
McLaren was to be assigned to the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms.
McLaren, 31, has six assists and 17 penalty minutes in 17 games with San Jose’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Worcester Sharks this season. In 719 career NHL games with San Jose and the Boston Bruins over 12 seasons (1995-96 to 2007-08), the 6-4, 235-pounder has 46 goals and 161 assists for 207 points and 671 penalty minutes. In 70 career playoff games, he has one goal and 13 assists for 14 points and 78 penalty minutes.