Flyers add another free agent in Kukkonen

PHILADELPHIA -- Lasse Kukkonen agreed to a two-year contract
with Philadelphia on Thursday, the third free agent the Flyers have
signed in the last week.

Lasse Kukkonen Kukkonen

Kukkonen had five goals and 14 points in 74 games for the Flyers
and the Chicago Blackhawks last season. The defenseman led all NHL
rookies in blocked shots with 151.

"He showed that he can move the puck extremely well and that he
is a really steady defender," said Flyers general manager Paul
Holmgren. "We look forward to him being part of our defense for
the next two seasons."

The NHL-worst Flyers also signed wingers Scottie Upshall and Ben Eager to two-year deals in the last week as they try to build
their way back through younger players.

The Flyers also signed right winger David Laliberteto to a
three-year entry-level contract. He was originally drafted by the
Flyers in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2004 entry draft.