The hockey world is just waiting explode with trades and signings as soon as the Memorandum of Understanding is signed. There are already numerous rumors as to possible deals, including a defenseman signing for the Flyers.
According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Flyers are close to a deal with 31-year-old unrestricted free agent Kurtis Foster. Foster spent the lockout playing in Finland where he scored six points in 13 games. He bounced around between the Ducks, Devils and Wild last season, playing 51 games.
Foster isn’t the solution to the Flyers’ defensive problems but he’s a big body with a right-handed shot at the point. He won’t eat up minutes left vacant by Matt Carle but he has the possibility to be helpful on the power-play.
The Flyers just have to hope that Foster can stay healthy. In 2008, he broke his leg and fractured his collarbone in November. If used correctly, Foster will give the Flyers some depth that they are definitely lacking.