Penguins acquire former Flyer Zolnierczyk

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have brought forward Harry Zolniercyzk back to the state of Pennsylvania, acquiring him from Anaheim in exchange for Alex Grant.

Zolnierczyk, 25, split last season between the Ducks and Flyers, appearing in seven games with Philly and none with Anaheim — he was shipped immediately to the Ducks’ AHL affiliate in Norfolk, and played out the season there.

Though his time in Philadelphia last season was brief, Zolnierczyk made his mark. He was tossed from a game against Washington for kneeing Caps forward Mathieu Perreault, then suspended four games for charging Ottawa’s Mike Lundin.

Zolnierczyk appeared in 44 career NHL games with Philadelphia from 2011-13, scoring seven points.

His acquisition will likely bring some spice to the Penguins-Flyers rivalry, assuming he can make the Pittsburgh roster out of training camp.