After weeks of searching for a roster defenseman via trade, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was forced to hit the bargain bin on Saturday. It’s being reported that former Tampa Bay blue liner Lukas Krajicek, has signed with the Flyers as a free agent
The former first-round pick reportedly passed through waivers and was released by the Lightning, leaving him available for the Flyers to pick up.
Primarily a stay-at-home defender, Krajicek has 10 goals and 60 assists in 301 career games between Florida, Vancouver and Tampa Bay. Not a big hitter, Krajicek is adept at shot blocking.
Tampa Bay placed Krajicek on waivers with no intention of bringing him back up. The 26-year old was not having a strong year in the Sunshine state and was blocking the way for some younger guys in the Lightning organization, who are in full rebuild mode.