After expressing interest in adding a blue liner before the start of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have picked up former Bruin and Flyers’ defenseman Andrew Alberts for two years, $1.05 million cap hit.
“Andrew is a big, physical defenseman who should be just coming into his prime at the NHL level,” said Carolina GM Jim Rutherford. “He had a good year for the Flyers after suffering an injury the previous season, and should help solidify our blue line with his defensive presence.”
After being traded to the Flyers early in the 2008-09 season, the 6’5 defenseman had a good year, ranking third on the team in blocked shots with 133 and first in hits with 157. It is likely the Flyers did not want to see Alberts walk, but with Matt Carle and Randy Jones eating copious amount of cap money, the decision to let Alberts go was necessary.