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Pavel Kubina | Defenseman | #13

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/15/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 7 (179) / TB

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Pavel Kubina has officially retired from the NHL.
A former seventh-round pick, Kubina won the Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning and a bronze medal with the Czech Republic in the 2006 Winter Olympics. He had 110 goals, 386 points, and 1,123 penalty minutes in 970 career games with the Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers, and Philadelphia Flyers. At his peak, he recorded back-to-back 40-point seasons with Toronto in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Fri, Dec 20, 2013 09:41:00 AM

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Pavel Kubina has signed with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss league instead of returning to the NHL.

The contract was announced on the team's website. Kubina, who split last season between Philly and Tampa, said he had offers from teams in North America. Any owners who were waiting to see Kubina return to the NHL can now officially move on.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Pavel Kubina has signed with Czech Extraliga team HC Vitkovice.

Kubina skated in 69 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers last season. He was allowed to walk as a free agent in July and could not find a home in the NHL, so he'll likely be staying there even when play resumes in North America.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 12:54:00 PM

Pavel Kubina would be interested in returning to Philadelphia next season if the organization decides it wants him back.

"Hopefully I can play for a few more years," said the 35-year-old pending unrestricted free agent. "I love this game, that's why I came here. If the Flyers called me, I would answer. I think [GM] Paul Holmgren did a great job with this team. If you look at this team, you look at their age with 10 guys around 20-22 years, you realize how much potential and future they have. They're going to be in great shape for the next 5-to-10 years. They're just going to get better." His play has been on the decline for the past three seasons, but he could still serve as a veteran depth defender with some fantasy value.
Tue, May 15, 2012 07:41:00 AM

Pavel Kubina is slated for unrestricted free agency this July and there's a good chance that he will be permitted to test the market.

He appeared in 17 games with Philadelphia after being acquired from Tampa Bay in February, but ended up in the press box for most of the team's playoff run that lasted until Round 2. Kubina concluded the 2011-12 season with 15 points, 74 penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 69 games between the Lightning and Flyers.
Thu, May 10, 2012 07:51:00 AM

Pavel Kubina is the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman who will be a healthy scratch to make room for returning blueliner Nicklas Grossmann in Game 1.

Kubina isn't the same offensive factor as he once was during his best days with the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's also a testament to Philly's blueline depth that he couldn't even make his way into the top six, though.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 03:17:00 PM

After being a healthy scratch on Wednesday, Pavel Kubina might play in Friday's contest.

Marc-Andre Bourdon is dealing with an upper body injury, so the Flyers are projected to have an opening for Kubina. Kubina had 15 points and 74 penalty minutes in 69 regular season games.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 02:33:00 PM

Pavel Kubina is set to begin the opening round of the playoffs as a spectator in the press box.

He has skated on the team's extra pairing all week in practice and the Flyers are expected to go with rookie defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon in Wednesday's contest versus Pittsburgh. Kubina has recorded four helpers, 15 penalty minutes and a minus-3 rating in 17 matches with Philadelphia since being acquired from Tampa Bay.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 01:53:00 PM

Pavel Kubina will return to the Flyers’ lineup tonight against visiting Florida after missing seven games with an upper-body injury.

The Flyers have had their injury problems on the blue line this month. Kubina’s presence will be very welcome one day after the team announced Andrej Meszaros will miss up to eight weeks thanks to back surgery. In seven games with Philly after being acquired from Tampa Bay, Kubina has two assists and is averaging 18:23 of ice time.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 02:43:00 PM

Pavel Kubina (upper body) skate prior to Philadelphia's practice session on Wednesday.

He is still being listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, so his status for Thursday's match against the New York Islanders should be considered doubtful at this time. Kubina has missed the Flyers' last four games as a result of the ailment.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 07:56:00 AM

Pavel Kubina didn't play on Thursday due to an undisclosed injury.

You know things are bad when even the reinforcements are ailing. The Flyers acquired Kubina to bolster their defense with Chris Pronger out for the remainder of the season. In addition to Kubina and Pronger, blueliners Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros missed Thursday's contest.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 10:39:00 AM

Pavel Kubina saw just 45 seconds of power-play time in his Philadelphia debut on Tuesday night, but he is expected to get more minutes as he learns the team's system.

"Whatever they need from me, I'll be there," Kubina said. "I'm still learning. The coaches will work with me and show me clips. They were really smart with me, I hadn't skated in over a week." The veteran defenseman is the Flyers' first right-handed rearguard since Eric Desjardins last patrolled the back end in 2005-06 and coach Peter Laviolette wants to take advantage of his big shot.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 07:36:00 AM

Pavel Kubina is interested in signing a contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers acquired Kubina from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. "If I play well for this team and they want me, I don’t want to go anywhere and test the water," Kubina said. "That is the way I am and hopefully it will go that way."
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 03:56:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Pavel Kubina from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Jon Kalinski, a second round pick, and a fourth round draft pick.

In Kubina, the Flyers are getting a veteran blueliner who is responsible defensively and can eat up minutes. He won't come close to replacing the void left by Chris Pronger, but between him and the recently acquired Nicklas Grossman, Philadelphia's defensive corps is looking a lot better. Their goaltending is still a question mark, but the Flyers will be a dangerous team to play against in the playoffs.
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 06:50:00 PM

The NHL still has to approve the trade, but it looks like the Tampa Bay Lightning have sent Pavel Kubina to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Tampa Bay had been preventing Kubina from playing until he was traded. We don't know what the Flyers gave up yet, but getting Kubina makes sense for them, given their defensive woes lately and the absence of Chris Pronger.
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 06:37:00 PM

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