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Islanders trade Zhitnik to Flyers for Meyer

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Defenseman Alexei Zhitnik was traded by
the New York Islanders to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday for
defenseman Freddy Meyer and a conditional third-round draft pick.

The move gives the Islanders some cap room. Zhitnik has two
years and $7 million left on his contract while Meyer will earn
just $525,000 this season and next.

Zhitnik joined the Islanders last year after playing 10 seasons
in Buffalo. He has two goals and 11 points in 30 games this year.

Meyer signed with the Flyers in 2003 after going undrafted. In
83 NHL games the past three years, he has eight goals and 32
points. This season, he has two goals and five points in 25 games.