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Jakub Voracek tied the NHL record for most points in an All-Star Game with six.

Voracek had three goals and three assists in the event, matching Mario Lemieux's showing in 1988. Columbus was the host city for the All-Star Game, so this was a homecoming of sorts for Voracek. He was drafted by the Blue Jackets in 2007, but traded by them in 2011 as part of the Jeff Carter deal. Voracek broke out with his new team, Philadelphia, and has a league-leading 56 points this season.
Jan 26 - 9:57 AM

Claude Giroux thinks the Philadelphia Flyers should be in the playoffs.

Giroux thinks there is plenty of talent on this year's edition of the team and can't believe the Flyers are 12 points out of a playoff spot. "I'm not the only one frustrated. I think everyone in the room is frustrated," Giroux said. "Instead of me going in and yelling at everybody, I think it's important we stick together and we do this together. We can't be blaming and pointing fingers. I think it's important we stick together, and if we do this, we're going to get out of this hole." Jakob Voracek and Giroux are first and tied for third respectively in the race for the Art Ross Trophy, so it is a bit surprising the Flyers are so far back with that scoring duo.
Jan 25 - 8:45 AM

Steve Mason (knee) is close to returning to action according to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

Mason was injured on January 10 and was expected to miss a couple of weeks, so he is right on schedule. It's unknown if he will be in the lineup on Tuesday but if not, he should play against either the Jets on Thursday or Maple Leafs Saturday. Mason is 8-12-6 with a 2.46 GAA and a .920 save percentage. Stay tuned.
Jan 25 - 8:41 AM

Look for the Philadelphia Flyers to recall Ryan White before Tuesday's game against Arizona.

The Flyers will need to recall a forward with Zac Rinaldo being suspended for six games before the All-Star break and it looks like it will be the former Hab. White has not played in the NHL this season as he underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoralis muscle injury suffered in the off-season. He has a goal and three points in 11 AHL games thus far but his limited fantasy value will be in penalty minutes in traditional pools.
Jan 25 - 8:35 AM

Claude Giroux and Kevin Shattenkirk top all performers in power-play points with 24 apiece so far in 2014-15.

Giroux has nine PPG and 15 PPA while Shattenkirk has four PPG and 20 PPA. Joe Pavelski and Alex Ovechkin are tied for the most power-play goals with 12 apiece.
Jan 24 - 5:02 PM

Philadelphia Flyers winger Jakub Voracek continues to lead the NHL in scoring with 56 points, four more than second-place player Tyler Seguin.

Voracek has 17 goals, 39 assists, a +10 rating, 21 PPP, three GWG and 138 SOG in 48 games played. He went into the break on a roll, scoring four points and generating 21 PIM in three games.
Jan 24 - 4:45 PM

Steve Mason (lower body) hasn't resumed skating yet.

He is unlikely to be in goal against Arizona on Tuesday when the Flyers return from the All-Star break. Mason needs more practice time before he can return from a suspected knee injury. He will continue his rehab during the break.
Jan 22 - 6:15 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) hasn't been ruled out of returning to the lineup yet this season.

"There's a lot of gray area with this whole thing," GM Ron Hextall said. "There's a lot of questions to be asked here and we just want to make sure we're turning over every stone to get every piece of information to make sure we're making the right decision." He still has a lingering clot in his leg, but his lungs appear to be clear. Timonen and doctors will go over the risks and he'll receive a recommendation, which the Flyers intend to honor.
Jan 22 - 6:12 PM

Zac Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person hearing for his hit on Pittsburgh's Kris Letang Tuesday night.

He has a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon. Rinaldo is facing a probable suspension for a boarding/charging infraction on Letang during the first period of Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win. He received a five-minute major and game misconduct on the play.
Jan 22 - 5:13 PM

Oliver Lauridsen has been returned to AHL Lehigh Valley.

Lauridsen has five points and 73 penalty minutes in 39 AHL contests in 2014-15. He didn't end up playing for Philadelphia during his brief NHL stint.
Jan 22 - 9:15 AM

Brandon Manning has been sent to the minors.

Manning is one of many players that has been demoted over the last 24 hours so that he can continue to play during the All-Star break. He has seven goals and 26 points in 37 games in 2014-15. Whether or not he is recalled following the break will likely be directly tied into the injury status of the Flyers' blueliners.
Jan 22 - 9:14 AM

Updating a previous report, Zac Rinaldo might have an in-person hearing on Monday after all.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall said that Rinaldo would participate in the hearing over the phone, so that's where the initial report comes from. However, the NHLPA said that Rinaldo hasn't made that decision yet. It doesn't really matter from an outsiders perspective anyways. The important facts are that the hearing is indeed scheduled for Monday and because the NHL has offered him an in-person hearing, Rinaldo's suspension could be six games or more.
Jan 21 - 6:48 PM

Zac Rinaldo has declined the opportunity to have an in-person hearing for boarding Kris Letang.

Rinaldo will instead discuss the matter over the phone on Monday. With the All-Star break around the corner, the NHL has no reason to rush this matter. Although he turned down the in-person hearing, he can still be suspended for six or more games.
Jan 21 - 6:17 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been offered an in-person hearing after boarding Kris Letang during Tuesday's contest.

The fact that the league has given Rinaldo the option of an in-person hearing means that he's eligible to receive a suspension of six games or more. "More than likely I'm going to get suspended," Rinaldo acknowledged after the game. "That's the way the league is going right now. Especially it being Kris Letang, a star player. It being me with some history, and I think him getting hurt didn't help me in my situation either. Just have to take it with a grain of salt." Rinaldo has already been suspended twice in his career and he has accumulated 545 penalty minutes in 201 contests.
Jan 21 - 11:18 AM

Claude Giroux netted the overtime winner for Philadelphia Tuesday as they upended the Penguins by a score of 3-2.

The power-play marker was Giroux's 16th goal of the year and 51st point in 47 games. He has fulfilled his end of the bargain for his fantasy owners this year. Luke Schenn and Chris Vandevelde also registered goals for the Flyers in the win.
Jan 20 - 11:56 PM

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