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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 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. Dec 4 - 10:47 AM

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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.
Nov 29 - 9:20 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.
Nov 26 - 4:57 PM

Michael Raffl (foot) was able to practice on Tuesday.

Raffl hasn't played since Nov. 4. He might be available on Friday or Saturday, but that's far from guaranteed.
Nov 26 - 9:28 AM

Michael Raffl (foot) skated by himself on Monday.

Before you get too optimistic though, Flyers GM Ron Hextall warned that Raffl is still at least four weeks away from returning. Raffl might start skating with the Flyers next week though.
Nov 17 - 3:56 PM

Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks.

Michael Raffl sustained the injury while blocking a shot on Tuesday. This is a significant blow to Philadelphia and an unfortunate setback to Raffl after he got off to a solid start this season. He has six goals and seven points in 12 games in 2014-15.
Nov 5 - 1:20 PM

Michael Raffl suffered a lower-body injury when he blocked a shot on Tuesday.

Raffl was hurt midway through the third period, but he managed to complete his shift and got in one other shift before the game ended. For now he should be regarded as day-to-day, but the Flyers expect to know more soon.
Nov 5 - 12:38 PM

Michael Raffl led the Flyers to a 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night with three points.

Raffl’s first goal in the third period broke the 1-1 tie, then he sealed it with an empty-netter. He also assisted on Nicklas Grossmann’s first goal of the season in the second period. The 25-year-old Raffl offers moderate offensive upside, with five points in eight games now, though he has only 16 shots on goal. Brayden Schenn had the other goal. Michael Del Zotto and Jakub Voracek chipped in with two assists apiece.
Oct 25 - 9:57 PM

Flyers forward Michael Raffl failed to score a goal against the Blackhawks Tuesday, but he did lead the team in shots on goal with five in the contest.

The 25-year-old Austrian was moved to the team's top line early on in the season and has played alongside Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek for the majority of the campaign. Despite the favorable assignment, he has managed to score just two goals and has failed to record an assist to-date. He's not worth a roster spot at this time.
Oct 22 - 12:37 AM

Michael Raffl scored his first of the season Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal.

Flyers coach Craig Berube moved Raffl to the top line Saturday alongside Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek and he responded with the goal. Raffl replaced Brayden Schenn on the line. Look for Raffl to play here this week but if the Flyers lack of winning continues, more changes may be in store.
Oct 12 - 9:08 AM

Michael Raffl has undergone a minor elbow surgery.

Raffl had bone chips removed. He should be fine for the 2014-15 campaign.
May 2 - 6:19 PM

Michael Raffl got some playing time on the Flyers' top line during Game 6 on Tuesday.

Raffl is expected to skate alongside Claude Giroux in Game 7 on Wednesday. Raffl has an assist in six playoff contests.
Apr 30 - 10:23 AM

A year ago, Michael Raffl was living in near anonymity in Leksand - a quiet town of 5,934 residents in the middle of freezing Sweden.

Raffl led his Swedish Elite League team in scoring, but had not yet popped up on the NHL radar. Time was running out. He was already 24, reaching the age where few players stop being viewed as prospects. "You should have seen that place," Raffl said. "There was nothing going on. I couldn't even go to dinner at night, everything closed early." One year later, Raffl has played in 60 NHL games and signed a 2-year contract extension that will pay him $2.2 million. Raffl has nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 59 games. "I think he's done a really good job," coach Craig Berube said. "He's skating really well. He's on top of people. He's forechecking hard. He's getting some opportunities to score. He's doing a good job killing penalties. He's been a valuable player for us for a while." Raffl has the energy and consistency of a fourth-line player, but the skill to create scoring chances for his linemates.
Mar 29 - 10:50 AM

Michael Raffl could see third line minutes on Monday.

Raffl could replace the injured Steve Downie on a line with Matt Read and Sean Couturier. It is thought that Downie may have suffered another concussion on Saturday. Raffl has nine goals and 21 points in 57 games this season.
Mar 24 - 7:24 AM

Philadelphia has re-signed Michael Raffl to a two-year, $2.2 million contract.

He has potted nine goals and 21 points in 57 games with the Flyers during his rookie season.
Mar 22 - 5:10 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