The Flyers announced Thursday they signed forwards forwards Lukas Kaspar, Krys Kolanos, Mika Pyorala and Jason Ward and defenseman Joey Mormina to one-year contracts. "Lukas, Krys and Jason are experienced skilled players who have each had a share of NHL time during their careers," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said. "We feel each player solidifies our organizational depth at the forward position. Mika is a 28-year-old player with a wealth of experience in the European Elite Leagues and is capable of playing all forward positions. Joey is a player we are familiar with and drafted back in 2002. He has AHL experience and we feel he will be a positive influence on our young defensemen in Glens Falls, as well as providing depth to the organization."
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joey Mormina was sent back to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Albany, New York, on Saturday. The move came two days after he made his NHL debut during the Hurricanes' 4-2 victory against Pittsburgh. Mormina had four hits in 7:45 of ice time.
Joey Mormina made his NHL debut for the Hurricanes when he was called up from Albany of the AHL, along with fellow defensemen Casey Borer and Tim Conboy. The three players all arrived at the arena in Raleigh, N.C., less than two hours before the faceoff against Pittsburgh. Mormina played 7:45.
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