With Scott Hartnell now out of the lineup for what could be two months due to a broken foot, the Philadelphia Flyers had to do something to fill that spot.
As it turns out they're looking to an old friend and will sign veteran free agent Mike Knuble, the team announced on Thursday.
"Obviously we're familiar with Mike," general manager Paul Holmgren said in a team statement. "He's a good guy, big, heavy player and we think he's a good guy to throw in the mix right now with the injuries we have."
Knuble, 40, spent the 2011-12 season with the Washington Capitals and scored six goals to go with 12 assists in 72 games. He remained unsigned as an unrestricted free agent.
He previously spent four years with the Flyers between 2005 and 2009 and never scored fewer than 24 goals with the club. He's scored 274 goals in 1,040 career games and for eight years was one of the best power forwards in the league when it came to going to the front of the net and causing havoc around opposing goalies, especially on the power play.
Most of his goals have come after the age of 30, scoring 224 since then. Only 25 players in NHL history have scored more goals after their 30th birthday.