The return of a familiar face

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Ducks defenseman Danny Syvret returns to Philadelphia after just signing with the Ducks over the summer. (Philadelphia Flyers)

Ducks defenseman Danny Syvret returns to Philadelphia after just signing with the Ducks over the summer. (Philadelphia Flyers)

The Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL) losing woes this season can’t seem to find an end. They have a measly 3-14-2 record and sit in the basement of not only their division, but also the conference and the league. They are the only team in the AHL who have not broken the double digits in points. They are eight points behind the second to last team in the league. They have fired their coach, sent home their No. 1 point producer, brought in an ECHL goaltender, forward and defenseman, and signed a high-scoring forward. But nothing can seem to drag the team back into the win column.

Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren tried again to help stop the bleeding in the Adirondacks by trading for a familiar face in the orange, purple and black. Danny Syvret returns to the Flyers and Phantoms after signing with the Anaheim Ducks over the summer as part of a four-player deal. Along with Syvret comes Rob Bordson and in exchange, Patrick Maroon and David Laliberte.

Syvret played in 21 games with the Flyers last season, chipping in 2 goals and 2 assists. His first NHL goal, as most fans will remember, was the lone goal scored by Philadelphia in the 2010 Winter Classic against the Boston Bruins last New Year’s. In the 15 games with the Phantoms in 2009-10, he added 5 goals and 8 assists. In six games with the Ducks this season, he scored a goal and an assist.

Bordson is in his first season of professional hockey after spending the last three years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth of the WCHA. In 15 games with the Ducks’ affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, he has posted a goal and 2 assists.

Both players will report to the Phantoms. All fans can hope is that this change will create the shake-up the team needs in the hopes of resurrecting the season out of the depths of the league.

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