The Philadelphia Flyers have formally announced the signing of 3 players, Center Jon Kalinski, Goaltender Jason Bacashihua, and 4th round pick, Forward Marcel Noebels.
Kalinski spent all of last season with the Adirondack Phantoms, posting 6 goals, 17 assists and 86 PIM in 73 games. Kalinski has played a totally of 22 games for the Flyers in two separate season. He is perhaps best known for an injury he sustained in 2009, while with the Flyers. Kalinski was hit in the thigh with a shot against the Los Angeles Kings, his leg swelled to one and half it’s normal size which required emergency surgery when the Flyers returned home after the game. The ailment is called Compartment Syndrome, occurring when tissue swells so much that it causes blood flow to be cut off. The emergency surgery not only saved Kalinski’s leg and career, it potentially saved his life.
Kalinski’s deal is a 1-year contract extension.
Jason Bacashihua, a former 2001 1st-round pick of the Dallas Stars has played in 38 NHL games, all with the St. Louis Blues. Bacashihua hasn’t played in the NHL since the 2006-07 season, spending the last few seasons playing for the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL and the Peoria Rivermen, Hershey Bears and Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
Bacashihua was signed to a 1-year contract.
Marcel Noebels was selected with the 118th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Noebels currently plays for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL where he posted 28 goals and 26 assists in 66 games with the Thunderbirds last season. In the 2009-10 season Noebels played professionally in the DEL for the Krefeld Penguins.
Noebels signed and Entry-Level Contract.