Two minor signings in Atlanta on Thursday, as they picked up both Josh Gratton and Michael Vernace off of the UFA wire. Both players were not qualified by their previous teams as RFAs, so they hit the UFA wire together on July 1st.
Gratton, 26, a gritty forward known more for his physical play than his scoring ability. In 2009, he only managed 3 points in 19 games for the Flyers.
Vernace, 23, came out of the Avalanche system as minor-league defenseman. In 2009, he played in 12 games, not registering a point.
Neither players carries too much fantasy value, except for Gratton and his PIM... if you have them in your fantasy league.