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Michael Raffl | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Michael Raffl is a player to look out for in the upcoming 2015-2016 season.
Although Raffl tallied just 28 points in 67 games played last season, he was able to notch 21 goals. He also may be given the chance to skate on the Flyers top line alongside Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. During Philadelphia’s last 10 games last year, Raffl played with the Flyers top duo 72% of the time scoring four goals and adding an assist. If he is able to hold this spot down on the first line, Raffl has the ability to score 25 plus goals without hurting owners in plus/minus or penalty minutes. Target him in the last few rounds of fantasy drafts as he’s worth the risk. Aug 8 - 10:17 PM

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Michael Raffl sent his fellow Austrians into overtime against Team Switzerland on Saturday with a goal with just 50 ticks left in the third.

Team Austria completed a trio of one-goal comebacks through the game in addition to Raffl's late tying tally, however they'd still fall to the Swiss 4-3 in overtime.
May 2 - 8:45 PM

Michael Raffl is planning on representing Austria in the upcoming 2015 World Championship.

For Raffl it's an opportunity to play something other than the left wing, which was his primary position this season. "You play against the best players in the world," Raffl said. "I get to play a lot, maybe even as a centerman. I grew up with players who have played for the national team." Raffl has 20 goals and 26 points in 61 contests this season.
Apr 1 - 10:10 AM

Michael Raffl scored his 17th goal in Philadelphia's 4-1 loss Vancouver on Tuesday.

Raffl tipped in a nice slap pass from Claude Giroux for the Flyers' only score on the evening. With 17 goals in his second year in the NHL, Raffl is an interesting dynasty prospect to look at. He was playing with Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux tonight which makes him relevant in the fantasy world right now. His 17 goals in 57 games is a very nice jump from nine in 68 games in his rookie season last year.
Mar 18 - 1:26 AM

Michael Raffl scored a goal in a 5-2 loss to New Jersey.

Raffl has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has 16 goals and 21 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 9 - 10:58 AM

Michael Raffl scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Buffalo.

This was Raffl's first game back after he missed seven games because of pneumonia. The 26-year-old broke a 1-1 tie at the 12:45 mark of the third period. Raffl has already set a new career-high with 13 goals and he is only six points away from tying last year's total of 22. Matt Read also scored for Philadelphia on Sunday.
Feb 15 - 10:14 PM

Michael Raffl (pneumonia) is expected to return to the Flyers lineup on Sunday.

Raffl has been out of action since January 20 with the illness. He has 12 goals and 15 points this season and will likely play with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek with Brayden Schenn moving back to center between R.J. Umberger and Ryan White.
Feb 15 - 9:28 AM

Michael Raffl's illness is pneumonia in his lower left lung.

Raffl will stop skating for a couple days so that he can deal with the disease. He has 12 goals and 15 points in 40 games in 2014-15.
Feb 3 - 2:30 PM

Michael Raffl (illness) skated with the Flyers on Saturday, but his conditioning is not close to being game-ready.

Raffl has an upper respiratory infection and has not played since Jan. 20. He has 12 goals and 15 points this season. It could take him a good part of this week to build up his endurance.
Jan 31 - 7:52 PM

Michael Raffl is still out of action with an upper respiratory infection.

Raffl has missed the last two games with the illness and could easily miss the Toronto game on Saturday. He has 12 goals and 15 points in 40 games this season.
Jan 31 - 9:32 AM

Michael Raffl is dealing with an illness.

Raffl will miss Tuesday's game as a result. Petr Straka has been summoned from the minors and will help fill the void.
Jan 27 - 11:29 AM

Michael Raffl scored and picked up a rare assist in the Flyers 7-4 win on Saturday.

Raffl has nine goals and two assists in 24 games this season. He is seeing time on the first line during five-on-five situations with Claude Giroux and Jakob Voracek but has seen only 10:29 minutes on the power play all season so his fantasy value takes a bit of a hit.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:59:00 AM

Michael Raffl scored a goal in Philadelphia's 5-4 shootout loss on Wednesday.

Raffl snapped a six-game point drought. He has seven goals and eight points in 17 contests this season.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Michael Raffl saw time late in the game on the top line with Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux.

Raffl started the game with Scott Laughton and Wayne Simmonds but coach Craig Berube was not happy with the play of Brayden Schenn on Friday so he made the switch in the third. "I like Brayden Schenn there, I just didn’t like it tonight so I tried Raffl there at the end," Berube said. "That’s obviously an option. Raffl is a guy I went to in the past and it’s worked." If Raffl sees time on the first line then his fantasy value should soar.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Michael Raffl (foot) may be back in the lineup on Wednesday when Philadelphia plays in Detroit.

He was on a line with Scott Laughton and Wayne Simmonds during the morning skate and coach Craig Berube listed Raffl as a game-time decision. Barring an foreseen setback, he will be back in the lineup, so feel free to activate him if you normally would.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Vincent Lecavalier
4Ryan White
5Nick Cousins
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Brayden Schenn
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Michael Raffl
5Colin McDonald
6Chris Porter
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Andrew MacDonald
5Radko Gudas
6Luke Schenn
7Evgeni Medvedev
8Brandon Manning
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth