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Brian Elliott appears to be the Flyers' probable starter for Saturday's game against Edmonton.

Elliott struggled against the Oilers in 2016-17 while serving as a member of the rival Calgary Flames. In those contests Elliott posted a 0-3-1 record, 3.58 GAA, and .870 save percentage. We'll see if he can do better against them with the Flyers in front of him.
Oct 20 - 2:45 PM

Jori Lehtera drew into the Flyers' lineup for the first time on Thursday.

Lehtera was a healthy scratch for the Flyers' first six games of the 2017-18 campaign. He skated alongside Valtteri Filppula and Wayne Simmonds and logged 12:06 minutes of ice time. "Lehts did a good job," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. "To step in in game No. 7, not having played, I thought Lehts went out and played a real rock solid game. Lehts has been here. Lehts has done the work. You guys don’t see behind the scenes the kind of effort and what that takes as a teammate every day to stay ready."
Oct 20 - 10:46 AM

Wayne Simmonds was back in the lineup on Thursday night.

Simmonds declared himself ready to play earlier in the day, so it's not surprising that he was back in the fold against Nashville. He didn't have a point in a 1-0 loss Thursday.
Oct 20 - 2:25 AM

Michal Neuvirth allowed one goal on 24 shots in Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Neuvirth blanked the Predators in the first two periods, but Colton Sissons was finally able to figure him out early in the third period. Neuvirth has given up two goals or less in all three of his appearances this season, but he has just one win to show for it. He'll enter his next start with a 1-2-0 record, a 1.36 goals-against-average and a .957 save percentage.
Oct 19 - 9:55 PM

Claude Giroux's four-game point streak came to an end in Thursday's 1-0 loss to Nashville.

The Flyers couldn't solve Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. Giroux finished the game with three shots on goal and one hit in 22:06 of ice time. The 29-year-old has four goals and five assists in seven games this season. After a disappointing 2016-17 season, Giroux still looks like he's back on track this year. He's a must-own in all fantasy leagues right now.
Oct 19 - 9:40 PM

Updating a previous item, Jordan Weal is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Weal isn't in the lineup for tonight's game against Nashville and we didn't know why until now. He's considered day-to-day at this point. He has four points in six games this season.
Oct 19 - 9:11 PM

Jordan Weal won't suit up in Thursday's game against Nashville.

Weal is out of the lineup for an unspecified reason. He has one goal and four points in six games this season. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Flyers make one available.
Oct 19 - 7:02 PM

Matt Read will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Predators.

Read was recalled from the minors today, but he won't see any action tonight. He has one goal in five AHL games this season. Brandon Manning will also serve as a healthy scratch, while Jordan Weal is out for an unspecified reason.
Oct 19 - 7:00 PM

Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the start in Thursday's game against the Predators.

He's coming off a 40-save performance in a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Neuvirth has a 1-1-0 record with a 1.52 goals-against-average and a .956 save percentage this season.
Oct 19 - 6:10 PM

Wayne Simmonds (groin) said on Thursday he's okay to play.

It remains to be seen if Simmonds will play on Thursday, especially after the Flyers summoned Matt Read from the minors. Perhaps Read was just brought in for insurance purposes though and will ultimately serve as a healthy scratch. Simmonds couldn't complete Tuesday's contest due to the ailment.
Oct 19 - 4:25 PM

Matt Read has been summoned by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Read failed to make the Flyers out of training camp after logging 418 with Philadelphia over the previous six campaigns. He has a goal in five AHL games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 19 - 3:37 PM

Jori Lehtera might make his Flyers debut on Thursday.

Lehtera, who was acquired from St. Louis over the summer, has been a healthy scratch for six straight games to open the campaign. However, Wayne Simmonds is questionable with a lower-body injury and if he isn't available, then the Flyers might look to Lehtera to help fill the void. "I’m still excited," Lehtera said recently. "Camp wasn’t good. I wouldn’t say terrible, it was OK. I’m kind of still looking to find my spot. When I get my opportunity, I’m going to take my spot. Where it is, I don’t know."
Oct 19 - 4:42 AM

The lower-body injury that Wayne Simmonds sustained on Tuesday is believed to be a tweaked groin.

Simmonds left that contest midway through the third period. The Flyers are expected to know more about his status on Thursday, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 18 - 2:47 PM

Robert Hagg picked up his first NHL point on Tuesday.

It wasn't exactly the stuff of legends. Hagg blocked a shot and that led to him picking up a secondary assist on Shayne Gostisbehere's goal. "I mean, yeah, I’ll take it," Hagg said. "It’s not going to say in the newspaper how I made it, so I’ll take it." Hagg was playing in his seventh career game.
Oct 18 - 5:26 AM

Wayne Simmonds sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday's game.

Simmonds left midway through the third period. The Flyers termed his absence as precautionary, but he'll be reevaluated on Wednesday. Consider him day-to-day for now. He has gotten off to a hot start with five goals, seven points, and seven penalty minutes in six contests.
Oct 18 - 5:23 AM


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