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Michael Raffl | Winger | #12

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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Michael Raffl (upper body) is healthy again and could be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.
Raffl has been sidelined since Mar. 18 due to an upper-body injury. He skated at Monday's practice and appears as though he is ready to play. Apr 2 - 1:46 PM

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Michael Raffl (upper body) will be out of action for two weeks, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

Raffl suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday's win over Washington. He has 11 goals and 19 points in 73 games this season.
Mar 19 - 1:37 PM

Michael Raffl suffered an upper body injury in the second period Sunday and did not return.

Raffl will be looked at again on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. He has 11 goals and 19 points in 73 games this season so his loss to the lineup should not hurt you fantasy wise as he has no real value.
Mar 19 - 8:53 AM

Michael Raffl was moved down to the third line with the return of Travis Konecny to the lineup.

Raffl saw time with Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux during Konecny's brief one game absence but it was back to being a bottom six forward for Raffl Saturday. He has 10 goals and 18 points after he was held off the scoresheet with the Giroux line and without him over the last two games.
Feb 25 - 8:24 AM

Michael Raffl is skating on Philadelphia's top line with Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier.

Raffl is in that spot because Travis Konecny (foot) is out of the lineup. He has 10 goals and 18 points in 60 games this season, but this move certainly gives him a nice short-term fantasy boost.
Feb 22 - 7:05 PM

Michael Raffl's campaign has featured a wild swing.

Raffl recorded no points in his first 21 contests, but now has five goals and eight points in his last nine games. A big reason for that swing has been the opportunities he's been getting lately. Raffl averaged a mere 10:55 minutes per game while he went through his prolonged season-opening point drought, but he's averaged over 15 minutes per contest over his last nine games. He's not a bad gamble right now, though there's no guarantee that he won't just fizzle out.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:33:00 AM

Michael Raffl is on a four-game point streak.

Raffl kept that run going by registering an assist in the Flyers' 4-2 win against Toronto on Tuesday. This hot streak has been a deviation from the norm this season as he still has just five goals and eight points in 30 contests.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:23:00 AM

Michael Raffl has been thriving on the second line since his promotion from a bottom-six forward.

Raffl scored all three game winning goals on the Flyers trip to Western Canada this past week. The winger is now playing alongside Valtteri Filppula and Jakub Voracek as coach Dave Hakstol moved Voracek down and Wayne Simmonds up to the first unit to get some more scoring. It's working as the Flyers are on a three game winning streak after not finding the win column in their previous 10 games. Raffl has five goals and seven points in 29 games so he still has to show some more on the ice to be fantasy-worthy.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 07:02:00 AM

Michael Raffl has scored the game-winning goal in each of the Flyers' last three games.

That's a pretty remarkable accomplishment, especially for a player that doesn't typically contribute offensively. Even after his three-game goal scoring streak, Raffl still has just five goals and seven points in 29 contests this season.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 05:05:00 AM

Michael Raffl posted a goal with an assist and a plus-3 rating in Monday's 5-2 win at Calgary.

Raffl's goal stood up as the game-winning tally, his first of the season. He has posted three goals with five points over the past six contests. He is a bottom-six forward who has been hot lately, but he isn't someone to rely upon in standard fantasy play. He isn't a bad low-priced DFS option while running hot, however.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Michael Raffl scored and picked up an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Raffl scored a remarkable goal by stripping the puck from a Penguin in the defensive zone before outmuscling Phil Kessel to the net and beating Jarry with a beautiful move. The 28-year-old Raffl, has only three points in 24 games and should not be owned in any format.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 10:33:00 PM

Michael Raffl scored a goal in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders Wednesday night.

With that, Raffl ended a scoring drought that went all the way back to Jan. 7. His single goal and no assists in 22 games is particularly bad, but he's not known for his offensive production to begin with. Even in a best case scenario he doesn't get much more than 30 points and we don't expect him to finish close to that milestone in 2017-18.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 06:47:00 AM

Michael Raffl has gone pointless in his last 41 games dating back to last season.

Raffl hasn't earned a point in 20 games this campaign. "Anybody who has watched our team play knows that Raf has played extremely well from the start of the year," coach Dave Hakstol said. "He doesn't have much to show for it offensively, and I'm sure it's frustrating for him. He's played very, very well, and he doesn't need to change his game at all. ... He just has to stay with it and the points, the rewards, will come." Raffl is slated to play with Valtteri Filppula and Travis Konecny on the third line against Vancouver on Tuesdaynight.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Michael Raffl was not protected by Philadelphia for the expansion draft.

Raffl generated just 11 points in 52 games last season after he had 31 points in 82 matches in 2015-16. However, goaltender Michal Neuvirth or forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare may interest the Golden Knights more than Raffl.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Michal Raffl will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks with a lower body injury.

He is likely done for the season. Through 52 games he has posted eight goals and 11 points with 91 hits.
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Travis Konecny
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Matt Read
5Dale Weise
D1Shayne Gostisbehere
2Ivan Provorov
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Brandon Manning
6Robert Hagg
7Johnny Oduya
G1Brian Elliott
2Petr Mrazek
3Dustin Tokarski
4Michal Neuvirth