18 February 2012
The news broke a little bit earlier tonight that Kubina had been traded, just before the puck drop for tonight's game against the Caps. But it seems like all the details are now in on the trade that sends Pavel Kubina to the Flyers for a second-round draft pick in 2012 or 2013 (Florida's choice since this is where the pick comes from), a fourth-round draft pick in 2013 and left winger Jon Kalinski.
According to Cristodero's twitter, Kubina never submitted his list of 5 teams he'd accept a trade to but just agreed to waive his NTC to go to the Flyers. Kubina could have been a great addition to a number of teams but it was rumoured that the two teams that were interested of late was Philadelphia and Detroit.
Kalinski has played 40 games this year with the Adirondack Phantoms in the AHL and has had 9 goals and 12 points. He'll add depth to the Lightning and report directly to the Admirals. He has had 22 games of NHL experience under his belt. As for draft picks the team will now have either three or four second-round picks in the 2012 draft depending on what Florida decides. This pick comes from the Versteeg deal and Florida will have until the start of Day 2 of the 2012 draft to decide on whether the pick is for 2012 or 2013.