Rangers, Flyers deal impacts AHL rosters

The Adirondack Phantoms and Hartford Wolfpack will be welcoming some fresh faces when the 2013-14 season gets underway.

The Flyers sent 28-year-old defenceman Danny Syvret to the Rangers in exchange for forward Kris Newbury.

Syvret, a third-round draft pick of the Oilers in 2005, never lived up to the Oilers hopes for him, and has subsequently been shuffled around the league. The Rangers will be Syvret’s fourth big club in his young career.

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Kris Newbury will suit up with the Phantoms next season.

After the Flyers acquired Syvret in a trade with Oilers in 2008, they’ve had a penchant for reacquiring the blue liner. Syvret has returned to the Flyers organization on two separate occasions, and most await his third once his stint in New York comes to an end.

Newbury is most commonly known for taking ill-advised penalties while a member of the Rangers, but the 31-year-old has had himself a productive AHL career. In 599 career games in the A, Newbury has posted 142 goals and 297 assists. While still having a nose for the penalty box, Newbury brings a bit more offensive flair with the farm clubs.

The deal won’t dramatically change either roster, but it serves to add a nice piece to both teams as Adirondack looks to add some scoring up front and Hartford — formerly the Connecticut Whale — look to improve a defense that gave up the 11th most goals last year.