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Brian Boucher

We have a trade to announce: Philly acquires Brian Boucher from Carolina


Flyers fans can dig out their Brian Boucher jerseys one more time.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Flyers have acquired Boucher and prospect Mark Alt from Carolina in exchange for minor league forward Luke Pither.

Boucher saw his season ended last year with a brutal groin injury which required surgery. There he played in just 10 games as Cam Ward’s backup before being injured. He struggled putting up just a .881 save percentage and a 3.41 goals against average.

Now he’s headed back to Philadelphia for the third time in his career to compete for the backup job behind Ilya Bryzgalov with Michael Leighton. Oddly enough, those two were the goalies for the Flyers during their run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2010.

Meanwhile in Carolina, this clears up the backup picture immensely as it appears the job belongs to Dan Ellis as he and Ward are now the only two goalies left on their training camp roster.

PHT Morning Skate: The Adirondack Phantoms give you nightmare fuel

Adirondack Phantoms 80's night

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

The Senators are finally shutting up about the Nick Foligno-Sidney Crosby stuff already. Here we were hoping Eugene Melnyk was going to jump in and go over the top. Darn. (Ottawa Sun)

It’s been three years for Brian Burke at the helm of the Maple Leafs and his plan is finally coming together. (Globe And Mail)

Canadiens call up 2009 first-round pick and Montreal native Louis Leblanc for the first time. Probably a good thing they’re doing this on the road. No pressure, kid. (Canadiens)

According to Paul MacLean, now all Nikita Filatov needs to do is just score in Ottawa. Fingers crossed. (Senators Extra)

With how bad things are in Anaheim, the Ducks are sticking by Ryan Getzlaf as their captain. (OC Register)

With Bruce Boudreau out in Washington, the pressure to win shifts to GM George McPhee. (CSNWashington.com)

The Kings won’t have Scott Parse to sit in the press box anymore, he’s done for the year with hip surgery. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Finally, it’s what you clicked on this post to see. The AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms hyped up their recent 80’s Night promotion by making their own video to Starship’s “We Built This City.” You’ll never see Kevin Marshall, Tye McGinn, Luke Pither, and Jason Akeson the same way ever again. (@PSPhantoms)