The move marks the second time that the Flyers have traded for a defenseman; they recently struck a deal with the Dallas Stars to land Swedish defensman Nicklas Grossman.
GM Paul Holmgren has provided Philadelphia with the depth at the blue line he feels is necessary for a return to the Stanley Cup Finals.
After the Kubina trade, the Philadelphia defense is projected to look like this:
Kimmo Timonen - Braydon Coburn
Matt Carle - Andrej Meszaros
Pavel Kubina - Nicklas Grossman
Kubina brings an extra offensive punch that the Flyers so desperately need with the absence of their star defenseman and captain, Chris Pronger.