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Matt Read had two assists on Saturday in the Flyers 7-4 win over Toronto.

Read has a goal and five points in his last five games as he has finally started scoring again. The winger has three goals and 10 points in 32 games but had gone eight straight games without a point before his current streak.
Dec 21 - 8:51 AM

Jakub Voracek recorded four assists in the Flyers’ 7-4 win over the Leafs on Saturday night.

Voracek is having a career season, as he’s now taken over the NHL’s points lead with 42 in 32 games. The 25-year-old forms a dynamic one-two punch with Claude Giroux. Expect this trend to continue.
Dec 20 - 10:15 PM

Claude Giroux fueled the Flyers’ 7-4 rout of the Leafs with two goals and two assists Saturday night.

His 10 goals might not wow anyone just yet, but Giroux is having a fantastic season and it’s bound to get better. He has 10 goals on 126 shots, which is well below his career 11.5 percent scoring rate, and also has 29 assists, which leads the league. Other goal scorers in this one included: Michael Raffl (goal, assist), Sean Couturier (goal, assist), and Scott Laughton. Jakub Voracek had four assists, while Matt Read chipped in with two.

Ray Emery made 21 saves in the Flyers’ 7-4 win over the Leafs on Saturday night.

Emery did what he could to make this a little interesting, despite the Flyers' domination of this game from the start. Steve Mason could be out a few more games, but Rob Zepp is expected to get the start Sunday. If he performs well, don’t be surprised to see Zeep get another one, too. Emery has a 3.13 goals-against average and .894 save percentage this season.
Dec 20 - 10:11 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will visit a doctor next month, according to HNIC's Elliotte Friedman.

Timonen has yet to play this season after being diagnosed with blood clots in his right calf and both lungs during the offseason. The 39-year-old still wants to play hockey, so the doctor’s appointment will provide clarity on his situation.
Dec 20 - 9:17 PM

Rob Zepp is expected to be between the pipes Sunday in Winnipeg.

Zepp has a 2.70 GAA and .918 save percentage in 17 AHL games this season. If he does play, Zepp will be making his NHL debut at the age of 33.
Dec 20 - 8:55 PM

Zac Rinaldo will not return to Saturday night’s game against the Leafs because of an upper-body injury.

Rinaldo, who played 3:22 before departing, was injured late in the first period. He has one point and 37 penalty minutes this season.
Dec 20 - 8:31 PM

Michael Del Zotto, Carlo Colaiacovo, and Chris VandeVelde will all be healthy scratches Saturday night against Toronto.

If any of the three were of any fantasy value, it'd be Del Zotto who has eight points, 41 hits, and 50 blocks in his 24 games thus far. However he'd only be recommended in deep leagues.
Dec 20 - 6:04 PM

Ray Emery will get the start in goal on Saturday in Toronto.

Steve Mason, the Flyers usual number one goalie, suffered an upper body injury in practice on Friday so it will be Eery. He is 5-4-1 this season with a 3.05 GAA and a .899 save percentage. Not exactly an exciting reason to put him in your net in fantasy hockey.
Dec 20 - 9:21 AM

Rob Zepp has been summoned by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Steve Mason will miss Saturday and Sunday's games with an upper-body injury, so the Flyers needed some help. Ray Emery might end up starting in both of the back-to-back games, but nothing has been announced. Zepp has a 2.70 GAA and .918 save percentage in 17 AHL games this season. If he does play, Zepp will be making his NHL debut at the age of 33.
Dec 19 - 6:45 PM

Steve Mason won't play on Saturday or Sunday due to an upper-body injury.

The ailment is likely related to Mason's back. Flyers GM Ron Hextall said that the Flyers will provide an additional update on Monday. It seems reasonable to believe that Ray Emery will start in at least one, if not both, of Philadelphia's weekend games, but that's just speculation at this point.
Dec 19 - 5:10 PM

Steve Mason (undisclosed) didn't travel with the Flyers to Toronto.

Mason might have hurt his back during Friday's practice. He probably won't rejoin the Flyers in time for Saturday's game, but beyond that the extent of his injury isn't known yet. If he can't play, the Flyers will probably lean on Ray Emery.
Dec 19 - 4:56 PM

Steve Mason left Friday's practice due to an injury.

There was some speculation among the Flyers players that Mason might have had a back spasm, but there's been no confirmation of that. For now we can't say for certain that Mason will miss any playing time, but if he's not available on Saturday then Ray Emery will probably get the start.
Dec 19 - 1:10 PM

Vincent Lecavalier was limited to 11:48 minutes in the Flyers' 2-1 shootout loss on Thursday.

Lecavalier was used during the shootout, but failed to convert on his opportunity. He spent six of Philadelphia's previous seven games as a healthy scratch and the one exception was a game he missed due to a lower-body injury. As we previously mentioned, the Flyers have limited Lecavalier's playing time all season, so the larger issue of Lecavalier's role with Philadelphia to be solved with his return to the lineup. That said, this situation is still worth monitoring.
Dec 19 - 11:17 AM

Steve Mason was beaten just once in regulation on 32 shots from the Panthers, but allowed two goals in the shootout on Thursday night to take a 2-1 loss to Florida.

Mason falls to 6-10-5 this season with a .921 save percentage and 2.49 goals against average. In Mason's past 13 games, he has allowed more than three goals only twice, yet has just three victories in that span. The Flyers need to help out their goaltender more. Mason made 31 saves in Thursday's loss.
Dec 18 - 10:54 PM

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