Every player who has ever played for the Philadelphia Flyers and moved on from the team has a story to tell and a small legacy to contribute to the franchise.
Sometimes the departures are welcome. Other times, trades are made out of disappointing necessity, or because the team must take a gamble on a new player.
Any franchise can relate to the complexities of losing players, as some departed teammates go on to thrive and others fade away. But every now and then, a familiar face makes a return as the team once again finds a place for him on the roster.
The Flyers brought in one long-lost son this offseason in the form of Ruslan Fedotenko, but here are eight more players who once played for the Flyers and would find themselves very useful playing for the current squad.