Mike Knuble signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, the team announced, meaning the veteran right wing’s final NHL game was not last spring with the Washington Capitals.
General manager Paul Holmgren told reporters at the Flyers’ game against the Rangers that Knuble will have his physical Friday.
Knuble, 40, fills a hole in the Flyers’ lineup created when Scott Hartnell broke a bone in his foot and was ruled out for one to two months. He had just six goals and 12 assists in 2011-12 but put up eight straight 20-goal seasons prior to that.
Knuble got a tryout at Detroit Red Wings training camp but did not make the team. He played one game on a professional tryout contract for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Knuble had an assist in that game.
Knuble agreeing to sign with the Flyers was first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.