By: Tom Dougherty | @todougherty
According to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Nicklas Grossman from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2012 second round draft pick and a 2013 third round draft pick.
Grossman, 27, brings with him an expiring contract with a $1.6 million cap hit.
The big bodied Swedish defenseman has five assists and 26 penalty minutes in 52 games. He averages 19 minutes per game, including 2:17 on the penalty kill. He’s a physical, stay-at-home defenseman who blocks shots and can clear the front of the net.
Grossman has 100 block shots, joining a Flyers team with only Kimmo Timonen and Matt Carle with 100 or more shots blocked. He also has 96 hits.
The two draft picks traded away where acquired from Los Angeles in the Mike Richards trade and Minnesota in the Darroll Powe trade.
Grossman will play Saturday against the Penguins.