Nedved, Dimitrakos assigned to Phantoms

The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Thursday that forwards Petr Nedved and Niko Dimitrakos have cleared waivers and have been assigned to the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms.

Both are joining the Phantoms for their two-game weekend trip to Norfolk.

Nedved, in his 17th professional season, broke into the NHL in 1990 at the age of 18. He has skated in 948 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Phoenix, Edmonton, the N.Y. Rangers, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Vancouver, scoring 308 goals and adding 397 assists for 705 points.

A native of Liberec, Czech Republic, Nedved was the second overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He was scoreless in six games with the Flyers in 2006-07.

Dimitrakos, 27, played in the AHL All-Star Classic as a rookie in 2002-03, when he tallied 44 points in 55 games for the Cleveland Barons. A native of Somerville, Mass., Dimitrakos has played 155 career NHL games with Philadelphia and San Jose, totaling 24 goals and 38 assists.

He was scoreless in two appearances with the Flyers this season.