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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that prospect Morgan Frost has been added to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms' playoff roster.

The Phantoms will start their series against the Toronto Marlies Saturday. Frost has signed an amateur tryout, but he may not get a chance to play as he is there for depth purposes. The 19-year-old forward was the 27th overall pick during the 2017 NHL Draft, picking up 42 goals and 112 points in 67 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. He'll get some valuable experience during this Calder Cup run with the Phantoms. Earlier in the off-season, GM Ron Hextall spoke about how he doubts Frost will be able to make the jump to the NHL next season.
May 19 - 4:20 PM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall sees value in keeping Jori Lehtera.

Lehtera will come with a $4.7 million cap hit next season, but only averaged 10:31 minutes per game in 2017-18. His minimal role has led some to feel that he should be bought out so that the Flyers can used the cap space saved to target free agents over the summer. Hextall argues that there's reasons to hold onto Lehtera though. "There’s a lot of reasons you don’t just buy a guy out because he makes a little bit more than that type of role should make," Hextall said. "Jori was a good role player for us. He’s a terrific human being. He works hard. He’s really good with our young kids. There’s a lot more to it than just saying ‘Okay, Jori Lehtera was playing center and playing 8-10 minutes.’" The NHL buyout period isn't until mid-June, so there is time for the Flyers to re-evaluate the situation.
May 17 - 10:11 AM

Samuel Morin will have knee surgery and won't play again this year.

Morin sustained the injury last week during the AHL playoffs while playing for Lehigh Valley. He only played in 15 contests for the Phantoms during the regular season because of what was believed to be a recurring groin issue.
May 16 - 3:56 PM

Samuel Morin suffered an apparent knee injury last Wednesday in the AHL's Calder Cup Playoffs.

It's unclear when Morin will be available to play, but his outlook does not appear to be very good. There is some concern that Morin may not be 100 percent for training camp. Lehigh Valley will play against Toronto in the Eastern Conference Final, starting Saturday.
May 16 - 8:59 AM

Anthony Stolarz (knee) is expected to join the Lehigh Valley Phantoms when the team leaves for Toronto later in the week for the AHL's Eastern Conference Final.

Stolarz re-injured his surgically repaired knee and hasn't played since making his Phantoms season debut on March 24. "I think he's been officially cleared health-wise," coach Scott Gordon said. "I don't want to say I'm 100 percent, but I'm 95 percent he's officially been cleared. He's going to make the trip to Toronto because of it."
May 16 - 8:54 AM

Alex Lyon may be in the running for a roster spot with the Flyers next season.

"We've had a belief in Alex since we signed him," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said Monday. "We liked him at Yale. We went after him hard and had meetings with him and convinced him to come here. We didn't go after him hard because we thought he'd be a good American Hockey League goalie. We went after him hard because we thought he had a chance to play in the NHL. That hasn't changed for us." Lyon posted a 4-2-1 record with a 2.75 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 11 appearances with Philadelphia in 2017-18. He has been excellent since his return to minors and his impressive postseason run with Lehigh Valley of the AHL has seen him post a 6-1 record with a 1.49 GAA and league-best .959 save percentage. The Phantoms will face the first-place Toronto Marlies in the Eastern Conference Final.
May 15 - 10:40 AM

Michal Neuvirth is making great progress from his hip surgeries, according to GM Ron Hextall.

Neuvirth is expected to be available for training camp and he's not expected to limited once workouts begin. He is projected to resume skating later this summer. Neuvirth required surgery on both hips after Philadelphia was eliminated from the playoffs.
May 14 - 3:14 PM

Wayne Simmonds is recovering well from pelvis surgery.

Simmonds is expected to be ready for training camp and Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn't expect him to be limited at all. He is slated to be available to skate later in the summer. Simmonds played through with a torn pelvis for the entire 2017-18 campaign.
May 14 - 3:09 PM

Alex Lyon and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms played in the longest game in the 82-year history of the AHL against the Charlotte Checkers on Wednesday.

Lyon stopped 94 of 95 shots, which is the second-highest total in league history, in a 2-1 5OT win over Charlotte in Game 4 of the Atlantic Division Finals. He was perfect over the final 119:56 of the game until Alex Krushelnyski netted the game-winning goal.
Source: TheAHL.com
May 10 - 10:17 AM

Samuel Morin is expected to claim a roster spot with Philadelphia next season.

Morin has drawn some comparisons to Chris Pronger, but he likely won't make the same impact in all areas like Pronger could. "Sam's got a hard shot and he'll score his share of goals, make his plays, and get his points," said Lehigh Valley coach Scott Gordon. "But not to the level of Pronger. He's not a power-play guy. From a defensive standpoint, he does have that same mean edge and attitude that Chris Pronger had." The hulking defender was limited to 15 AHL games in 2017-18 due to what was believed a recurring groin issue. Morin also appeared in two matches with Philadelphia. If he's healthy then he should be able to stick with the Flyers.
May 8 - 10:11 AM

This will be an important summer for Nolan Patrick.

Patrick was the second overall pick in the 2017 Draft and has spent the last two off-seasons recovering from surgeries including sports hernia surgery two years ago and abdominal surgery last summer. This will be the first time that Patrick will be healthy heading into the off-season, giving him time to work on his skills and body. "I'm just excited to be able to move," Patrick said. "I couldn't even run last summer. I only had about a month last summer to train, so I'm really excited to take a couple weeks off and then get after it. It's going to be some tough work but I'm excited for it." Patrick had 13 goals and 30 points in 73 games this season but was strong at the end of the season with eight goals and 17 points in his last 25 games. That's the Patrick the Flyers thought they were getting when he was drafted. Look for a 50-plus point campaign in 2018-19 and draft him accordingly.
May 7 - 6:34 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere had a tough playoff series against the Penguins and was a minus-eight.

"I don’t think I played well in the playoffs," Gostisbehere said. "I played in the playoffs before and I didn’t really play against first lines in my first playoff series and then this year, I did. It’s tough. You think you’re so well prepared for it and you go out in your first game and you’re minus-4. It’s a tough pill to swallow. I was on some crappy goals and some that were my fault." Gostisbehere is a strong offensive defenseman and had 13 goals and 65 points in the regular season including 33 points on the power play. He should be one of the top-five defensemen in fantasy drafts next season.
May 6 - 8:08 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed David Kase to an entry-level contract.

Kase had nine goals and 23 points in 44 Swedish Hockey League games this season. The 21-year-old was taken with the 128th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
May 4 - 5:10 PM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall might try to trade up in the draft, especially given that he currently holds two first round picks.

Hextall has the 14th and 19th picks overall, so he's got a lot of potential trade options to work with, especially if he ultimately decides to move up in the draft. "We’ve seen enough players where it’s a good draft and we’re going to get a couple of good players if we make those picks," Hextall said. "In terms of options, yeah, it gives you more options. If you want to move up, I would envision the chance to move up." Hextall has been active on draft day in the past. Just last year, he dealt Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues for, among other things, a pair of first round picks, the second of which is the 14th overall selection they control this year.
May 2 - 7:34 AM

Michal Neuvirth will get a new trainer once again in the off-season.

The goaltender will undergo surgery on both his hips shortly and will go to Kelowna, B.C. to continue with 10 weeks of training. It will be the third straight season that Neuvirth will have a new trainer as he looks to put all his injury woes behind him.
Apr 30 - 7:08 AM


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