Flyers trade Zolnierczyk to Ducks for Rosehill

Flyers trade Zolnierczyk to Ducks for Rosehill

April 1, 2013, 4:30 pm
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While the chatter on Twitter focused on a different trade with another California team, the Flyers traded forward Harry Zolnierczyk to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for 27-year-old enforcer Jay Rosehill, a league source has confirmed.

Rosehill (6-3/215) has spent this season with the AHL's Norfolk Admirals, scoring four goals in 33 games while collecting 90 penalty minutes. The 27-year-old's most recent NHL experience came in 2011-12, when he played in 31 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

However, according to the Flyers, Rosehill will join the team's roster and will not head to the Adirondack Phantoms. At the very least, he will fill the enforcer's role left vacant since Tom Sestito was waived Feb. 28, or Jody Shelley, who underwent hip surgery this season and will likely never play again for the Flyers.

Perhaps the desire for tough left wing can be traced to last Thursday's game against the New York Islanders, in which no one retaliated a big hit on Claude Giroux, and Sunday's game against the Washington Capitals, in which Jakub Voracek fought Steve Olesky, who also hit Giroux.

Rosehill's contract goes only through the end of 2013.

Zolnierczyk, 25, has appeared in five games with the Flyers this year, registering one assist.