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23 Ben Holmstrom C
Height/Weight: 6-1/204 | Birthdate: 4/9/1987 | Birthplace: Colorado Springs, CO, USA | Team: Carolina Hurricanes | College: Massachusetts Lowell | NHL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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7/4/2014

Ben Holmstrom, C, CAR

Ben Holmstrom

Hurricanes Sign Holmstrom To Two-Way Deal

News: Ben Holmstrom signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Friday.
Analysis: Ben Holmstrom spent all of last season at AHL Adirondack in the Flyers organization, compiling 32 points and 146 PIM in 75 games. The 27-year-old figures to remain strictly minor league depth for the Hurricanes, likely reporting to AHL Charlotte following training camp.

9/19/2013

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Waive Holmstrom

News: The Flyers placed Ben Holmstrom on waivers Thursday, Philly.com reports.
Analysis: Ben Holmstrom played in last Sunday's preseason game, his first game action since suffering a torn ACL last December. If he goes unclaimed, he'll be assigned to AHL Adirondack.

3/17/2013

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Extend Holmstrom

News: Ben Holmstrom (knee) has signed a one-year, $600,000 contract extension with the Flyers, RDS' Renaud Lavoie reports.
Analysis: This is a two-way contract, as Ben Holmstrom will make $285,000 in the AHL. He is currently on the shelf, as he underwent ACL reconstruction surgery in December.

12/20/2012

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers' Holmstrom (Knee) Out Four-To-Six Months

News: Ben Holmstrom underwent an ACL reconstruction proceudre on his knee and faces a four-to-six month recovery window, the Flyers' official Twitter reports.
Analysis: Fortunately, the injury isn't an ACL tear, which can sometimes keep athletes out for a full calendar year. In any case, it doesn't look like the lightly-used Ben Holmstrom will be available until at least the postseason if a deal to end the lockout is reached.

12/20/2012

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers' Holmstrom (Knee) Undergoing Surgery

News: Ben Holmstrom will have surgery on his right knee Thursday, CSN Philly reports.
Analysis: Ben Holmstrom may have an ACL tear but general manager Paul Holmgren said, "We won't know the significance and damage until the doctor gets in there," Holmgren said. "He has a cartilage issue with that ACL that was repaired when he was 17. So, this is a re-injury of the same knee. We're hoping it's just stretched and they don't have to [fully repair] it." If the injury is an ACL tear, he will be looking at a road to recovery that will take months.

1/21/2012

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Recall Holmstrom

News: Ben Holmstrom was recalled by the Flyers on Saturday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Analysis: Ben Holmstrom played two games with the Flyers earlier this year. Tom Sestito was also called up. With Daniel Briere (concussion) in danger of missing an indefinite amount of time, a chance could open for either of these guys to find some value in deeper leagues.

12/25/2011

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Send Holmstrom Down

News: The Flyers have sent Ben Holmstrom to AHL Adirondack, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Tom Sestito was also sent down by the Flyers, with Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn apparently close to returning to the Philly lineup.

12/18/2011

Ben Holmstrom, C, CAR

Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Recall Holmstrom

News: The Flyers recalled Ben Holmstrom on Sunday, the team's official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: He's bounced between Philadelphia and Adirondack a few times, but has made just one appearance for the Flyers this season. Consider him a fringe contributor at best, with minimal upside barring an opportunity for steady minutes.

11/4/2011

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Demote Holmstrom

News: As expected, the Flyers demoted Ben Holmstrom only two days after recalling him from AHL Adirondack, the club's official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: Ben Holmstrom was called up as depth with Daniel Briere and Matt Read battling upper body injuries. He could serve a similar role for the rest of the season.

11/1/2011

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Recall Holmstrom

News: The Flyers recalled Ben Holmstrom from AHL Adirondack on Tuesday, according to the team's official Twitter page.
Analysis: Ben Holmstrom was recalled with forwards Daniel Briere and Matt Read both day-to-day with upper body injuries. He will likely head back to Adirondack once both players are ready to go in a couple days.

4/13/2011

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Ben Holmstrom

Holmstrom Among Nine Players Added By Flyers

News: Holmstrom was one of nine players recalled by the Flyers on Wednesday for the team's playoff run, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Joining Holmstrom as added postseason depth for the team are goalie Johan Backlund, defensemen Matt Walker, Erik Gustafsson and Kevin Marshall, along with forwards Zac Rinaldo, Michael Ryan, Mike Testwuide and Eric Wellwood.

4/6/2011

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Ben Holmstrom

Flyers Loan Holmstrom To AHL Adirondack

News: The Flyers have loaned Holmstrom to AHL Adirondack, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Holmstrom has not recorded a point in two games with the big club thus far, so we are guessing that this is an interest-free loan.

4/4/2011

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Ben Holmstrom

Philadelphia Recalls Holmstrom

News: The Flyers recalled Holmstrom on Monday, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com reports.
Analysis: Holmstrom hasn't shown much AHL production and posted no notable numbers in his one NHL appearance. He's unlikely to make a fantasy impact.