• Isles Sign Holmstrom To Two-Way Deal

    News: Ben Holmstrom signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Thursday.
    Analysis: Ben Holmstrom suited up for AHL Charlotte in the Hurricanes organization last season, accruing five goals and 15 assists in 62 games. He'll function as forward depth in the minors for the Islanders.
  • Hurricanes Sign Holmstrom To Two-Way Deal

    News: Ben Holmstrom signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Friday.
    Analysis: Ben Holmstrom spent all of last season at AHL Adirondack in the Flyers organization, compiling 32 points and 146 PIM in 75 games. The 27-year-old figures to remain strictly minor league depth for the Hurricanes, likely reporting to AHL Charlotte following training camp.
  • Flyers Waive Holmstrom

    News: The Flyers placed Ben Holmstrom on waivers Thursday, Philly.com reports.
    Analysis: Ben Holmstrom played in last Sunday's preseason game, his first game action since suffering a torn ACL last December. If he goes unclaimed, he'll be assigned to AHL Adirondack.
  • Flyers Extend Holmstrom

    News: Ben Holmstrom (knee) has signed a one-year, $600,000 contract extension with the Flyers, RDS' Renaud Lavoie reports.
    Analysis: This is a two-way contract, as Ben Holmstrom will make $285,000 in the AHL. He is currently on the shelf, as he underwent ACL reconstruction surgery in December.
  • Flyers' Holmstrom (Knee) Out Four-To-Six Months

    News: Ben Holmstrom underwent an ACL reconstruction proceudre on his knee and faces a four-to-six month recovery window, the Flyers' official Twitter reports.
    Analysis: Fortunately, the injury isn't an ACL tear, which can sometimes keep athletes out for a full calendar year. In any case, it doesn't look like the lightly-used Ben Holmstrom will be available until at least the postseason if a deal to end the lockout is reached.
  • Flyers' Holmstrom (Knee) Undergoing Surgery

    News: Ben Holmstrom will have surgery on his right knee Thursday, CSN Philly reports.
    Analysis: Ben Holmstrom may have an ACL tear but general manager Paul Holmgren said, "We won't know the significance and damage until the doctor gets in there," Holmgren said. "He has a cartilage issue with that ACL that was repaired when he was 17. So, this is a re-injury of the same knee. We're hoping it's just stretched and they don't have to [fully repair] it." If the injury is an ACL tear, he will be looking at a road to recovery that will take months.
  • Flyers Recall Holmstrom

    News: Ben Holmstrom was recalled by the Flyers on Saturday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
    Analysis: Ben Holmstrom played two games with the Flyers earlier this year. Tom Sestito was also called up. With Daniel Briere (concussion) in danger of missing an indefinite amount of time, a chance could open for either of these guys to find some value in deeper leagues.
  • Flyers Send Holmstrom Down

    News: The Flyers have sent Ben Holmstrom to AHL Adirondack, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Tom Sestito was also sent down by the Flyers, with Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn apparently close to returning to the Philly lineup.
  • Flyers Recall Holmstrom

    News: The Flyers recalled Ben Holmstrom on Sunday, the team's official Twitter feed reports.
    Analysis: He's bounced between Philadelphia and Adirondack a few times, but has made just one appearance for the Flyers this season. Consider him a fringe contributor at best, with minimal upside barring an opportunity for steady minutes.
  • Flyers Demote Holmstrom

    News: As expected, the Flyers demoted Ben Holmstrom only two days after recalling him from AHL Adirondack, the club's official Twitter feed reports.
    Analysis: Ben Holmstrom was called up as depth with Daniel Briere and Matt Read battling upper body injuries. He could serve a similar role for the rest of the season.