Flyers send Robitaille to Islanders for York

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers acquired forward
Mike York from the New York Islanders on Wednesday for center Randy Robitaille and a fifth-round pick next year.

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Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren said York, a
seven-year NHL veteran, would offer the Flyers offensive

"He is a player who is a right-handed shot, can play center or
right wing, and he gives us a little more versatility and a little
more scoring," Holmgren said.

York, 28, has six goals and seven assists in 32 games for the
Islanders this season.

Robitaille returns to the Islanders, where he spent the end of
the 2002-03 regular season and played in five playoff games.
Islanders GM Garth Snow said he expects Robitaille, 31, to help
their power play.

"And while we acquire a player in Randy whose production is
equal to Mike's, we also gain additional cap flexibility," Snow

Robitaille has five goals and 12 assists in 28 games after
signing with the Flyers as a free agent in the offseason.