Flyers defender Nicklas Grossmann has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the team.  The terms of the deal are not yet known.

He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's solid defensively, and is one of the top defenders in the league when it comes to hits and blocked shots.

The 6'3' 227 pound Grossmann was brought over in a deal with Dallas to help compensate for the loss of Chris Pronger.  At just 27 years old, the Flyers needed to find a solid defender in the prime of their career - Grossmann fits the bill.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is hopeful that Grossmann will return for the Flyers first round match-up with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  His presence on the blue line would go a long way in helping the Orange and Back to advance to the second round.

He suffered an apparent knee injury in last Sunday's win over the Penguins, but he is slated to be ready for the start of the playoffs later this week.  Grossmann has 11 points and 36 penalty minutes in 74 contests this season