Mike Knuble is heading back to Philadelphia and could make his return to Verizon Center next Friday when the Flyers visit the Capitals, according to multiple sources.
Knuble, 40, had been playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins after agreeing to a professional tryout contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
The Flyers’ signing of Knuble was necessitated by the news that veteran right wing Scott Hartnell could miss up to two months with a broken bone in his foot.
Knuble’s signing was first reported by Philadelphia Inquirer beat writer Sam Carchidi in a tweet. A Flyers official confirmed the signing to CSNWashington.com.
"We think he can still give us something in front of the net," the source said.
Knuble did not immediately return a message left for him by CSNWashington.com.
Knuble had one assist in one game for the Griffins this season. In three seasons with the Capitals he recorded 59 goals and 52 assists. Before coming to Washington Knuble enjoyed some of his best offensive seasons in Philadelphia, where he notched 114 goals in four seasons with the Flyers.