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Chris VandeVelde | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: North Dakota
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Chris VandeVelde (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.
VandeVelde played for the first time since November 20 but it was not memorable as he was a minus-two in just 6:54 minutes of playing time. He has no fantasy value. Nov 30 - 3:24 AM

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Chris VandeVelde (lower body) is questionable Friday.

VandeVelde has been out for three straight games due to the ailment. He has a goal and three points in 14 contests this season.
Nov 28 - 10:49 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without forward Chris VandeVelde on Saturday.

It could be related to a rumored lower-body injury. JFYI as he isn't a major fantasy contributor.
Nov 22 - 5:09 PM

Chris Vandevelde is doubtful on Saturday with a lower body injury.

Vandevelde was seen on Thursday night limping as he left the dressing room. If he cannot go, look for Jason Akeson to draw into the lineup.
Nov 22 - 10:22 AM

Chris VandeVelde is expected to play alongside Vincent Lecavalier and R.J. Umberger on Saturday.

The Flyers briefly experimented with putting VandeVelde on the top line to fill in for the injured Michael Raffl, but that experiment didn't even last a full game. VandeVelde is still playing with two talented forwards though, so he's worth keeping on your radar.

Chris VandeVelde skated on the top line during Wednesday's practice.

The Flyers needed to move someone to the first line because Michael Raffl sustained a lower-body injury that will sideline him for the next six weeks, but it's surprising that VandeVelde is the one who was selected for that role. The 27-year-old has played in just 54 games and isn't even an offensive standout at the AHL level. This situation is worth keeping an eye on, but we can't recommend picking up VandeVelde in standard leagues yet.
Nov 5 - 1:49 PM

Chris VandeVelde scored his first goal of the 2014-15 campaign on Tuesday.

VandeVelde now has two goals and six points in 51 career contests. As you might suspect, he's not worth owning in standard leagues.
Oct 29 - 9:10 AM

Chris VandeVelde could see his first action of the NHL season on Saturday.

If he does, it's likely as the fourth line center with Jason Akeson the likely man out of the lineup. VandeVelde was recalled on Friday after scoring twice in his AHL debut.
Oct 18 - 8:49 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have summoned Chris VandeVelde.

VandeVelde had two goals in his 2014-15 debut with the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He's projected to either be a healthy scratch or the Flyers' fourth-line center on Saturday.
Oct 17 - 5:35 AM

Chris VandeVelde has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

VandeVelde will come with a $575,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. He had an assist in 18 games with Philadelphia in 2013-14. He turned 27 in March and should be regarded as an organizational depth forward.
Jul 4 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have demoted Chris VandeVelde.

VandeVelde has an assist in 18 games with Philadelphia this season. The 26-year-old forward is an organizational depth player.
Mar 14 - 10:33 AM

Chris VandeVelde has been summoned by the Philadelphia Flyers.

VandeVelde successfully cleared waivers in late January. The 26-year-old forward has a goal and four points in 43 career NHL games.
Mar 11 - 3:11 PM

Chris VandeVelde has been placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.

VandeVelde has an assist in 17 games this season. He's on a one-year, two-way deal that's worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
Jan 29 - 12:59 PM

Chris VandeVelde played for the first time in five games on Saturday.

VandeVelde had been a healthy scratch in the previous four matchups. He saw fourth line minutes with Jay Rosehill and Adam Hall on his wings. He had no points in 10:34 minutes of play with a shot and a hit. He has one assist in seven NHL games this season.
Jan 5 - 9:32 AM

Chris VandeVelde is back up with the Philadelphia Flyers after signing a one-year contract with the big club.

He inked an AHL contract with the Phantoms during the summer. VandeVelde has seven goals and six assists in 23 minor-league games this season.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Scott Laughton
3Sean Couturier
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Chris VandeVelde
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Rob Zepp