Hartnell sustained the injury on Tuesday night when he was hit with a Kimmo Timonen slap shot from the point while setting up in front of the Devils net. He finished out the game but was seen limping badly afterwards with ice on his foot. He was the Flyers leading goal scorer last season and had one assist in three games with the Flyers this year.
In response to Hartnell’s injury, the Flyers brought back a familiar face. Mike Knuble, who played with the Flyers from 2005-2009, signed a one-year, $750k deal with the Flyers last night. The 40 year old winger had his most productive NHL season with the Flyers in 2005-06 when he scored 34 goals and had 31 assists for 65 points. During his four year stay with the Flyers, Knuble scored 114 goals. He spent the last three seasons with the Washington Capitals. Last year, he appeared in 72 games with six goals and 12 assists for 18 points. He will wear No. 9 for the Flyers this time around.
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