PITTSBURGH -- Nick Grossmann has played just 22 games in a Flyers uniform since arriving from Dallas via trade on Feb. 16.
That was more than enough of an audition for Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.
The Flyers signed Grossmann to a multi-year extension on Friday, as announced by the team. Financial terms of the deal are not yet available.
The new deal avoids having Grossmann become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was acquired from Dallas in exchange for a second round pick in 2012 and a third round pick in 2013.
Grossmann, 27, has been a house since arriving in Philadelphia. Though currently battling a lower-body injury, believed to be his knee, Grossmann has provided some much needed stability and toughness to a Flyers' blue line that has been held together by little more than duct tape this season.
POTENTIAL REST? The Flyers re-called forward Harry Zolnierczyk on Friday from Adirondack on emergency conditions. That means another forward must be unable to play in Saturday's game, which could be a potential game to rest for someone like Claude Giroux, who has actually been battling a cold this week. Saturday's game at Consol Energy Center, the regular season finale for both teams, has absolutely zero bearing on the standings for either team.
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