Pavel Kubina D PHI 10 Months
Pavel Kubina has signed with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss league instead of returning to the NHL.
The contract was announced on the team's website. Kubina, who split last season between Philly and Tampa, said he had offers from teams in North America. Any owners who were waiting to see Kubina return to the NHL can now officially move on.
Pavel Kubina D PHI Sep 17 '12
Pavel Kubina has signed with Czech Extraliga team HC Vitkovice.
Kubina skated in 69 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers last season. He was allowed to walk as a free agent in July and could not find a home in the NHL, so he'll likely be staying there even when play resumes in North America.
Pavel Kubina D PHI May 15 '12
Pavel Kubina would be interested in returning to Philadelphia next season if the organization decides it wants him back.
"Hopefully I can play for a few more years," said the 35-year-old pending unrestricted free agent. "I love this game, that's why I came here. If the Flyers called me, I would answer. I think [GM] Paul Holmgren did a great job with this team. If you look at this team, you look at their age with 10 guys around 20-22 years, you realize how much potential and future they have. They're going to be in great shape for the next 5-to-10 years. They're just going to get better." His play has been on the decline for the past three seasons, but he could still serve as a veteran depth defender with some fantasy value.
Pavel Kubina D PHI May 10 '12
Pavel Kubina is slated for unrestricted free agency this July and there's a good chance that he will be permitted to test the market.
He appeared in 17 games with Philadelphia after being acquired from Tampa Bay in February, but ended up in the press box for most of the team's playoff run that lasted until Round 2. Kubina concluded the 2011-12 season with 15 points, 74 penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 69 games between the Lightning and Flyers.
Pavel Kubina D PHI Apr 29 '12
Pavel Kubina is the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman who will be a healthy scratch to make room for returning blueliner Nicklas Grossmann in Game 1.
Kubina isn't the same offensive factor as he once was during his best days with the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's also a testament to Philly's blueline depth that he couldn't even make his way into the top six, though.
Pavel Kubina D PHI Apr 13 '12
After being a healthy scratch on Wednesday, Pavel Kubina might play in Friday's contest.
Marc-Andre Bourdon is dealing with an upper body injury, so the Flyers are projected to have an opening for Kubina. Kubina had 15 points and 74 penalty minutes in 69 regular season games.
Pavel Kubina D PHI Apr 11 '12
Pavel Kubina is set to begin the opening round of the playoffs as a spectator in the press box.
He has skated on the team's extra pairing all week in practice and the Flyers are expected to go with rookie defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon in Wednesday's contest versus Pittsburgh. Kubina has recorded four helpers, 15 penalty minutes and a minus-3 rating in 17 matches with Philadelphia since being acquired from Tampa Bay.
Pavel Kubina D PHI Mar 20 '12
Pavel Kubina will return to the Flyers' lineup tonight after missing seven games with an upper-body injury.
The Flyers have had their injury problems on the blue line this month. Kubina's presence will be very welcome one day after the team announced Andrej Meszaros will miss up to eight weeks thanks to back surgery. In seven games with Philly after being acquired from Tampa Bay, Kubina has two assists and is averaging 18:23.
Pavel Kubina D PHI Mar 15 '12
Pavel Kubina (upper body) skate prior to Philadelphia's practice session on Wednesday.
He is still being listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, so his status for Thursday's match against the New York Islanders should be considered doubtful at this time. Kubina has missed the Flyers' last four games as a result of the ailment.