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Ben Holmstrom | Center | #26

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201

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Ben Holmstrom has been placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.
Holmstrom had 24 points and 138 penalty minutes in 76 AHL games last season. The 29-year-old forward wasn't expected to make the Islanders' opening game roster. Sep 30 - 2:05 PM

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Ben Holmstrom racked up 14 penalty minutes in Tuesday's 4-0 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Islanders were split into two teams tonight. One team played an exhibition game against the Rangers (the Isles lost 5-2) and the other half played against the Flyers in another losing effort. Holmstrom picked up Amazingly, Holmstrom picked up all of his penalty minutes in the third period, as he got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a cross-checking penalty (with a misconduct). The 29-year-old hasn't played in an NHL regular season game since 2011-12 and he probably won't play in many more this season.
Sep 27 - 10:23 PM

Ben Holmstrom has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders.

Holmstrom had four goals, 24 points, and 138 penalty minutes in 76 games with the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2015-16. The 29-year-old forward is likely to remain in the minors for the entirety of the 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 2 - 6:17 PM

Ben Holmstrom has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders.

Holmstrom had 20 points and 92 penalty minutes in 62 AHL contests in 2014-15. The 28-year-old is an organizational depth forward.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 10:25:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have sent Ben Holmstrom and seven others to the minors.

Trevor Carrick, Dennis Robertson, Jared Staal, Keegan Lowe, Daniel Altshuller, Justin Shugg and Gregg Nemisz were also sent to the minors. Shugg, Nemisz, Staal and Holmstrom need to clear waivers but that should be a formality.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:44:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have inked Ben Holmstrom to a one-year, two-way contract.

Holmstrom will make at least $200,000, but that number will balloon to $600,000 if he spends the entire campaign in the NHL. He had 32 points and 146 penalty minutes in 75 games with the AHL Adirondack Phantoms in 2013-14. He also served as the Phantoms' captain.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Ben Holmstrom is on waivers.

He played his first game in nearly nine months in Sunday's exhibition game after suffering a torn ACL on Dec. 8, 2012. Holmstrom has played in seven NHL matches in his career. Philadelphia also waived goaltender Yann Danis.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Ben Holmstrom has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Holmstrom will make $285,000 in the minors and $600,000 if he spends the 2013-14 campaign with the Philadelphia Flyers. He's out for the season after undergoing "ACL reconstruction" on his right knee.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Ben Holmstrom underwent "ACL reconstruction" on his right knee Thursday and he is expected to require 4-6 months of recovery time.

Holmstrom went scoreless in five appearances with the Flyers last season. He posted eight points and 29 penalty minutes in 22 games with AHL Adirondack in 2012-13 prior to heading to the sidelines.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 07:00:00 PM

Ben Holmstrom will have surgery on his knee Thursday, but a timetable for his return to Adirondack's lineup is unclear at this time.

"We won't know the significance and damage until the doctor gets in there," said Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren. "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 his ACL is torn then he could be out for months.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 11:59:00 AM

Ben Holmstrom will undergo surgery on his right knee and be out indefinitely.

The Adirondack captain injured his knee Dec. 8, but the extent of the injury is still unknown. He'll have surgery Dec. 20. The 25-year-old who played in five games with the Flyers last year had eight points and 29 penalty minutes this season.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 09:34:00 AM

Philadelphia has loaned Ben Holmstrom to AHL Adirondack.

The move came after Zac Rinaldo was cleared to play from his neck injury. Holmstrom has gone pointless in five games with the Flyers this season.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 03:29:00 PM

Ben Holmstrom has been called up by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Holmstrom has no points in four games with Philadelphia this season. At the AHL level, he has 24 points and 105 penalty minutes in 38 contests.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 01:59:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Ben Holmstrom from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

Holmstrom has been called up in light of recent injuries to 48, 68 and 36 but will play a limited role with the team.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 10:25:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have returned Ben Holmstrom to the AHL.

The Flyers sent Holmstrom and Tom Sestito down because of the expected returns of Sean Couturier (head) and Brayden Schenn (concussion) to the active roster. Holmstrom only played once in this call up and will return to Adirondack of the AHL where he had 16 goals and 58 penalty minutes in 25 games.
Sun, Dec 25, 2011 08:06:00 AM

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