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Brandon Manning has been handed a two-game suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel.

Manning's shoulder made contact with Guentzel's head and the hit was also late. Manning will be eligible to return on March 4.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 27 - 11:22 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers are likely sellers at the trade deadline.

The Flyers have been slumping badly of late as they are 2-6-1 in their last nine and are 11th overall in the East, six points back of Toronto. One thing the Flyers have in excess is defensemen as Mark Streit, Michael Del Zotto and Nick Schultz are all on expiring contracts and there are plenty of NHL teams looking for help on the blueline, or at least depth there. It should be interesting as their cross-state rivals in Pittsburgh are in desperate need of help defensively.
Feb 27 - 9:36 AM

Brandon Manning will have hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday morning "for interference on Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel."

Manning laid his left shoulder into the right side of Guentzel's head as he was looking left to receive a pass, thus falling into a potential gray zone of eligibility to be hit. But since his head was the principal (and only) point of contact, Manning is facing a possible suspension. Stay tuned.
Feb 26 - 12:42 PM

Brayden Schenn centered the second line Saturday.

Schenn was between Nick Cousins and Jake Voracek after playing on the top line with Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds. Schenn leads the NHL with 14 power play goals but has only five goals at regular strength.
Feb 26 - 10:03 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the first time in 34 games on Saturday.

The defenseman had 17 goals in 64 games as a rookie but his sophomore season has been a big reversal as he has only five goals thus far. He has been made a healthy scratch on a few occasions this season and that has been a major sore spot for his fantasy owners who drafted him high based on his first year campaign. Look for a bit of a bounce back next season but he is not an elite offensive defenseman at this time.
Feb 26 - 9:59 AM

Jordan Weal (upper body) was back in the lineup Saturday.

Weal was held pointless and was minus-one. It was only his third NHL game of the season as he missed a couple with the upper body injury. Although he has yet to get a point in 18 career NHL games, the Flyers have been impressed with the bottom-six forwards NHL play.
Feb 26 - 2:56 AM

Michal Neuvirth blocked 25 of 29 shots in the 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh in the final Stadium Series game of the season on Saturday night.

Sidney Crosby drew first blood against Neuvirth, scoring midway through the first period. The second goal to make it past Neuvirth came on a Pittsburgh power-play during the second. Neuvirth let in two additional goals in the third leading to the loss. He faced 29 shots and had a save percentage of .862, which is lower than his season average of .888. This was his second loss in a row. He dropped a 4-1 game to the Capitals Wednesday night when he also allowed four goals on 29 shots.
Feb 25 - 11:31 PM

Jakub Voracek scored his 16th goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins Saturday night.

Voracek has scored five points on the strength of two goals and three assists in his last seven games. He had four shots on goal Saturday. That was the 24th time in 61 games this season that he has made four or more shots. That equates to 39 percent of the time and makes Voracek a consistently good fantasy value.
Feb 25 - 11:15 PM

Roman Lyubimov, Nick Schultz, and Michael Del Zotto will be scratched against the Penguins on Saturday during the Stadium Series.

Lyubimov has posted five points along with 26 hits in 44 games. Del Zotto meanwhile has 10 points with 61 blocks and 113 hits in 32 games.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 25 - 8:01 PM

Travis Konecny (lower body) might return within the next four weeks.

Konecny was previously projected to still be six weeks away, so this is a good sign. He last played on Feb. 6. The rookie has seven goals and 22 points in 51 contests.
Feb 25 - 6:03 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will not be buyers at the trade deadline.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed that much, but he hasn't said if his intention is to be a seller or simply stay put. "We’ll see where we’re at in a couple days," Hextall said on Friday. "Like I said, tomorrow’s a big game. I have ideas and we’ll execute them depending." Philadelphia is five points shy of a Wild Card spot, so the squad is still in the hunt for a playoff berth, but it certainly won't be easy. The Flyers will play against Pittsburgh on Saturday and Colorado on Tuesday before the deadline.
Feb 25 - 6:02 AM

Michal Neuvirth will start for Philadelphia on Saturday.

The Flyers will play against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in a Stadium Series game. Neuvirth has a 2.78 GAA and .890 save percentage in 22 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 1:22 PM

Jakub Voracek was minus-three in Philadelphia's 4-1 loss to Washington on Wednesday.

Voracek has fallen to minus-20 on the season, which if he doesn't improve will be by far his worst showing of his career. Only seven players this season currently have a worse plus/minus than Voracek. On the plus side, Voracek has produced offensively with 15 goals and 49 points in 60 contests.
Feb 23 - 7:49 AM

Michal Neuvirth allowed four goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

It was another tough night for the Flyers goalie, as he's now dropped three of his last four games. Neuvirth has allowed 12 goals in his last three outings, which means we could see more of Steve Mason in the near future. Neuvirth has a 10-8-1 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .888 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 11:16 PM

Brayden Schenn found the back of the net in Philadelphia's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Schenn cut Washington's lead to 2-1 at the 6:54 mark of the second period, but that's as close as the Flyers would come to tying the game. Brandon Manning picked up the assist on Philadelphia's only goal. Schenn has 19 goals and 20 assists in 57 games this season. He's now scored in three consecutive games.
Feb 22 - 11:09 PM


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