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By David Strehle (@David_Strehle)
After playing one season with the Philadelphia Flyers, veteran NHL defenseman Kurtis Foster has signed with Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL.
The 31-year-old had been inked to a one-year contract by the Flyers just prior to the lockout-delayed 2012/13 campaign, when GM Paul Holmgren was left scrambling to put together a competent blue line following unsuccessful bids to land UFA Ryan Suter and RFA Shea Weber the previous summer.
Like most of the team’s defenders, the 6′ 5″, 225-pound rear guard struggled with consistency for much of the season. In 23 games, Foster managed a goal and five points, while racking up 25 PIMs for Philadelphia.
Foster’s time in the league will probably be best remembered for a horrific career-threatening injury he sustained in the spring of 2008 while skating for the Wild, when he went heavily into the end boards after a race with then-San Jose Sharks forward Torrey Mitchell on an icing touch up.
Foster had to have a rod insert...
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Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL have signed former Philadelphia Flyers defensemen Kurtis Foster. Foster was selected in the second round, 40th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames from the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. Before playing a single professional game, Foster was traded by Calgary with Jeff Cowan to the Atlanta Thrashers for [...]
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