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Kurtis Foster | Defenseman | #3

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (40) / CAL

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Kurtis Foster has signed with Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL.
Foster had five points and 25 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. He also has 42 goals and 160 points in 405 career NHL contests. Tue, Jul 30, 2013 01:31:00 PM

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With injuries to Kimo Timonen and Nicklas Grossman, Kurtis Foster could be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Jets.

Timonen is a game-time decision and his status will have a bearing on whether Foster plays. Foster has been a regular healthy scratch this season.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Philadelphia Flyers place Kurtis Foster on waivers.

The move could be a sign that Nicklas Grossman is ready to return from an upper-body injury. Foster has served as an extra defenseman this season for Philly and doesn't really have fantasy value.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Kurtis Foster may draw into Philadelphia's lineup Thursday night, as long as he's over the flu bug.

Nicklas Grossmann is being listed as day-to-day with an apparent hip injury, so Foster could replace him against Pittsburgh. He has five points and a plus-1 rating in 12 games this season.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 08:05:00 AM

Kurtis Foster was a healthy sratch for Saturday's contest at he Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens.

Erik Gustafsson, who made his season debut Saturday night, replaced Foster in the lineup.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Kurtis Foster returned to action in a 7-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

Foster played for Anaheim, Minnesota and New Jersey last season and is now a member of the Flyers. He should get some time on the power play eventually this season and could even have a little bit of fantasy value in deeper leagues.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 03:04:00 AM

Kurtis Foster is banged up and will be replaced by Bruno Gervais in Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Foster played in both games to start the season and could have played Tuesday, but the Flyers wanted to give Gervais a chance to show his wares. Foster has one assist an a +1 rating in two games this season and might have value in deeper leagues if he can stay in the lineup and get time on the power play.
Source: CSN Philly
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 05:14:00 PM

As we reported last night, Kurtis Foster is now a Philadelphia Flyer.

Foster wasn't offered a contract by the Wild prior to the lockout, so he was an unrestricted free agent. Before suiting up in the the SM-liiga during the lockout, Foster played for Anaheim, Minnesota and New Jersey last season. Foster should get some time on the power play eventually and could have a little bit of fantasy value.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Kurtis Foster is expected to sign with the Flyers, according to CSN's Tim Panaccio.

As soon as all the CBA paperwork is complete, the 31-year-old will be able to sign his contract. He played in 51 games last year split with the Ducks, Devils and Wild, recording 14 points. During the lockout he played in SM-liiga, putting up six points in 13 games.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 07:46:00 PM

Kurtis Foster reportedly suffered a fracture in his collarbone on Tuesday in SM-liiga action.

He sustained the ailment in the first period of Tappara's 3-2 win versus IFK Helsinki. A timetable for his return is unclear, but he doesn't have ties to any NHL team right now to warrant concern from a fantasy perspective.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 06:34:00 PM

Kurtis Foster scored the game-winning goal in Tappara Tampere's 6-1 victory over Pelicans Lahti on Saturday.

Foster has three goals and an assist in eight SM-liiga contests. He split the 2011-12 campaign with the Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, and Anaheim Ducks, but wasn't able to secure an NHL contract before the lockout began.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 02:11:00 PM

Kurtis Foster scored his first SM-liiga goal in Tappara's 5-1 victory versus KalPa on Thursday.

The former Minnesota defender has two points in four contests with his Finnish squad. Foster wasn't offered a contract by the Wild prior to the lockout, so he was an unrestricted free agent before he signed with Tappara.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 03:47:00 PM

Kurtis Foster has signed with Tappara of the SM-liiga.

He concluded the 2011-12 campaign with the Minnesota Wild, but is currently an unrestricted free agent. The Finnish team is hoping to have him in the lineup on Friday. Perhaps, Foster will find an NHL team to return to once the lockout is settled.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 12:44:00 PM

Kurtis Foster should get some playing time over Minnesota's final eight games of the season.

With the concussion to Jared Spurgeon, Foster, who has been a healthy scratch for many of the Wild's recent games, should get a generous amount of playing time. Foster does have a heavy slapshot, and if he is given power-play ice time, he could chalk up a few points.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Kurtis Foster will be a healthy scratch Sunday against Colorado.

He had a miserable game against Detroit Friday (minus three) and will give way to Steve Kampfer, who wIll make his Minnesota debut after being acquired from Boston.
Sun, Mar 4, 2012 12:37:00 PM

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