Flyers claim Nick Boynton

Updated: February 26, 2011, 3:51 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

The Philadelphia Flyers claimed former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Boynton off waivers Saturday.

Boynton, a 10-year veteran, had eight points in 41 games on the season. Before sitting out Thursday's game in Nashville with an upper-body injury, Boynton had been a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks several times in recent weeks.

"I couldn't be happier," Boynton said in a statement released by the Flyers. "I was a little shocked and didn't realize that I was put ...

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