Player Page

Kent Huskins | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/4/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205

Latest News

Recent News

Kent Huskins (concussion) will not return on Tuesday, but he might play before the end of the season.
Huskins has an assist in 19 games this season. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Mon, Apr 22, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Kent Huskins is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is considering re-signing Huskins, but he cautioned that the team is still in the evaluation process. Still, he had nothing but good things to say about Huskins, who is out with a concussion. "He’s been around the block a few times and he’s played in a lot of big games and it shows," Holmgren said. "He played on a Stanley Cup champion. That experience is something that you can’t teach young players. When you have a guy ... and we were missing an older [veteran], that’s what he brought to our team. We pretty much know what Kent did and what he does for a team. He’s not going to rush the puck end to end. He is going to play defense and move the puck up. He’s a quality person." Philadelphia acquired Huskins from Detroit for a conditional seventh round draft pick. He would provide the Flyers with some extra defensive depth, but he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Kent Huskins suffered a concussion Monday night following a high hit from Montreal's Ryan White.

He was hurt early in the first period and White was ejected for the incident and he'll probably hear from the league. "That's the part of the game that they're trying to take out," said Kurtis Foster, who jumped to Huskins' defense after the hit.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 08:55:00 AM

With Oliver Lauridsen’s strong debut Saturday, newly acquired Kent Huskins will probably be a healthy scratch Sunday against visiting Washington.

The Flyers acquired Huskins from the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional seventh round draft pick."He’s an experienced guy who can give us a little depth," GM Paul Holmgren said. However, he doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 09:28:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Kent Huskins from the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional seventh round draft pick.

The Flyers' blueline has been decimated by injuries, so they needed to find a Band-Aid solution. Huskins is a veteran depth defenseman that doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Kent Huskins played on Sunday after spending five straight games in the press box.

Huskins had a blocked shot and a hit in 14:52 minutes of playing time. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 10:26:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings got good news today on defenseman Kent Huskins.

He has been cleared to play tonight. The Wings take on the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Huskins left Friday's 5-3 victory over the Blues after a crushing hit by David Backes, but the impact looked worse that it was. Detroit general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that Huskins "had tests after the game. All negative. Huskins is playing (tonight)."
Sat, Feb 2, 2013 11:33:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings signed D Kent Huskins to a one-year contract Tuesday.

Huskins has seven points and a plus-9 rating in 25 games with St. Louis last season. He'll join a Detroit team which is in desperate need of help on the back end. That said, he'll likely be more of a depth player for the Wings and isn't all that useful from a fantasy perspective.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Kent Huskins isn't expected to be re-signed by St. Louis prior to July 1.

It looks like he will be permitted to test the waters as an unrestricted free agent. Huskins skated in 25 games with the Blues in 2011-12, while posting seven points and a plus-9 rating.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 04:29:00 PM

Kent Huskins is slated to start the playoffs on the Blues' top defense pairing alongside Alex Pietrangelo.

Huskins played with the San Jose Sharks in his previous two seasons, so he has plenty of motivation to advance his new squad in the postseason. Carlo Colaiacovo will start the opening round as a healthy scratch.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 03:11:00 PM

Kent Huskins (bruised hand) was back in the St. Louis lineup Saturday.

Huskins suffered the injury on March 3 and missed six games. He played third unit minutes on the blueline Saturday seeing only 12:23 minutes. He has very little fantasy value with only two goals and five points in 17 games this season.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 02:19:00 AM

Kent Huskins (bruised hand) missed Thursday's game but could return on the weekend.

The Blues play a home-and-home series with Columbus and coach Ken Hitchcock thinks that Huskins will return for at least one of the two games. Stay tuned.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 08:46:00 AM

Kent Huskins is day-to-day with a bruised hand.

Huskins has two goals and five points in 17 games this season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 01:58:00 PM

Kent Huskins will draw back into the St. Louis lineup Saturday.

Huskins has been a healthy scratch the last two games after playing three in a row. He was out for four months with an ankle injury before playing on Feb. 15. "When you miss that much time, ... looking back on it, we probably should have spaced it a little better," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "But he looks fine now, it looks like he's got some jump back, so that will be good." He has no fantasy value and will replace the injured Kris Russell in the lineup.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 10:07:00 AM

Kent Huskins feels ready to return from his ankle injury on Thursday.

If Carlo Colaiacovo, who suffered a wrist injury during Wednesday's practice, can't play then Huskins will suit up in his place. Huskins hasn't played since Oct. 28.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 04:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Scott Laughton
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Zack Stortini
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery