Besides filling their obvious need by obtaining veteran netminder Sean Burke from Phoenix on Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers avoided disrupting team chemistry and got a gritty right winger who should make a big impact on Philadelphia's chase for the Atlantic Division title and in the postseason.
Sean Burke will bring strong leadership to Philadelphia.
Branko Radivojevic, a 6-2, 207-pound Slovakian in his third NHL season, figures to be the sleeper in the trade and will fit right in on the Flyers with his rugged style and ability to chip in with timely goals. Two of the 23-year-old's nine goals goals were game winners. He has 23 assists and is on pace to eclipse his career highs in goals (12) and points (27) set last season.
The Flyers also received the rights to 20-year-old junior player Ben Eager, a 6-2, 215-pound prospect with the Oshawa Generals in exchange for center Mike Comrie.
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