|Defenseman Ryan Parent has recovered from shoulder surgery. (Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have assigned defenseman Ryan Parent to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, according club General Manager Paul Holmgren.
Parent, 21, has missed the first 36 games of this season recovering from surgery performed on his right shoulder on October 16, 2008.
The 6'2", 205-pound defenseman was scoreless in 22 regular season games for the Flyers last season. He recorded a goal and seven assists for eight points and 42 penalty minutes in 53 games for the Phantoms during the 2007-08 season.
Parent was acquired by the Flyers, along with Scottie Upshall and a first round pick and third round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Peter Forsberg on February 15, 2007.