PHILADELPHIA - The Flyers signed a pair of free agents on Thursday - forward Ruslan Fedotenko and defenseman Bruno Gervais.
Fedotenko, a veteran who will enter his 12th season in the NHL, won the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004 and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.
This is his second stint with the Flyers, having played in Philadelphia from 2000-02. Last season, he helped the New York Rangers advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
"Ruslan is a good two-way forward that can play either wing," said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who added that he's tried to land Fedotenko a couple of times in the last few years.
"(He) will bring experience and depth to our forward group."
Fedotenko expressed excitement in his return to the team that he entered the league with in a phone interview on the Flyers website.
"I'm real excited," Fedotenko said. "I started my career here and have great memories here. I'm excited to have a good team and a great organization."
Fedotenko added that he feels the Flyers are a championship-caliber team.
"I felt like I wanted to go to a team where I believe we have a chance to win the Cup," Fedotenko said.
"My goal last year was to be with the Rangers because I believed we had a really good chance to win the Cup. That didn't work out last year, and I still wanted to pick a team (that would) be a really good contender and would be winning and I wanted to be a part of that."
Gervais had six goals and 13 points in 50 games for Tampa Bay last season, and spent his first six seasons with the New York Islanders.
"The main thing for me is, I want to win," Gervais said. "(Philadelphia is) such a great sports town. I love the town, and I love where the organization is headed. I just want to help any way I can."