Player News - Flyers

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The Philadelphia Flyers are sending Shayne Gostisbehere to the minors.

Gostisbehere's demotion follows the Flyers' decision to sign Carlo Colaiacovo. "I knew it was coming," Gostisbehere. "It was nothing I didn't expect. I mean, it's going to happen. I'm a young guy. Guys like that over there (Colaiacovo) get called and signed. Guys have earned their stripes here already, so they get the opportunity to play, and my time will come." Gostisbehere has no points and a minus-two rating in two games with Philadelphia this season.
Oct 31 - 2:14 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo took part in his first practice as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Colaiacovo has agreed to a two-way contract with the Flyers. He needs some time to get up to speed after skipping the first month of the season, but he's hoping to make his 2014-15 debut on Tuesday.
Oct 31 - 2:12 PM

Steve Mason will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Mason warmed the bench for four straight games following his disastrous start to the season. This is obviously an opportunity for him to bounce back, but if he doesn't capitalize on it than it will further weaken his position against Ray Emery in the battle for the starting job.
Oct 31 - 2:09 PM

Vincent Lecavalier (foot) will rejoin the Flyers on Saturday.

Look for Lecavalier to play alongside R.J. Umberger and Wayne Simmonds. Lecavalier was out for seven consecutive contests.
Oct 31 - 2:07 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo's newly signed contract is a two-way deal.

Colaiacovo comes with a $625,000 annual cap hit when he's on the Flyers' roster. In other words, the Flyers took a minimal risk when they signed him. Philadelphia wanted to bolster the team's defensive depth because Braydon Coburn, Andrew MacDonald, and of course Kimmo Timonen are all on the sidelines.
Oct 31 - 12:25 PM

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare picked up an assist in the Flyers' 4-3 loss Thursday night.

It was Bellemare's first career NHL assist. He found the back of the net for the first time on Oct. 22 and hasn't scored since. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Oct 31 - 11:14 AM

Brayden Schenn recorded an assist in Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Schenn is now on a three-game point streak. He has a chance to significantly surpass his 2013-14 point total of 41, but obviously he has a long road ahead of him. That being said, he's off to a respectable start with three goals and six points in 10 contests.
Oct 31 - 11:12 AM

Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in Philadelphia's 4-3 victory Thursday night.

Simmonds snapped a five-game points drought. He has six goals and eight points in 10 games in 2014-15.
Oct 31 - 11:10 AM

Brandon Manning was called up from the minors on Thursday October 30.

Manning made his season debut Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He registered an assist, but the Flyers still suffered a 4-3 loss.
Oct 31 - 2:19 AM

Unrestricted free agent Carlo Colaiacovo has been signed by the Philadelphia Flyers, terms of the contract have not yet been released.

After defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald both placed on I/R this week, and GM Ron Hextall's stated disdain for calling up touted prospect Shayne Gostisbehere, a signing in Philly was inevitable. The lefty Colaiacovo, still just 31 years old, brings 401 games of experience with 144 points to his credit since 2005. But he hasn't played at least 60 games since 2011 mostly due to injuries.
Oct 31 - 12:41 AM

Ray Emery made 28 saves on 32 shots in Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Emery had won his previous four games, but the fun had to end sooner or later. Emery is now 4-1-1 with a .915 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average. The veteran is now vulnerable to losing playing time to the Flyers' starter Steve Mason.
Oct 30 - 11:23 PM

Claude Giroux pitched in another two assists in Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to the Lightning on Thursday night.

Giroux has lived up to his billing as an elite fantasy forward so far this season, as the 26-year-old now has 13 points through 10 games and six points during his current four game point streak. Giroux also had two penalty minutes and four shots in the loss.
Oct 30 - 11:15 PM

Ray Emery will tend to Philadelphia's goal again on Thursday against Tampa Bay.

It will mark his fourth consecutive start for the Flyers and he'll be seeking his fifth straight win. Emery owns a 4-0-1 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.44 goals-against average this season.
Oct 30 - 5:04 PM

Vincent Lecavalier (foot) is doubtful for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.

Lecavalier wanted to play in that contest, but Flyers coach Craig Berube had previously cautioned that it might not happen. Philadelphia might still surprise, but Lecavalier probably hasn't participated in enough one-on-one drills to warrant returning this soon.
Oct 30 - 9:30 AM

Steve Mason hasn't started in more than a week.

Mason was benched after starting the season with a 3.83 GAA and .878 save percentage in five games. Ray Emery's strong play by contrast has created a goaltending controversy in Philadelphia. Mason probably won't have to wait too much longer before he gets in his next start though.
Oct 30 - 9:28 AM


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