Player News - Flyers

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The Philadelphia Flyers keep leaving points on the table as they dropped a 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Steve Mason's record says it all: 15-17-11 despite a sparkling .927 save percentage. Mason ranks among the biggest reasons to feel more optimistic about Philly's future, especially since he's only 26.
Mar 28 - 4:54 PM

Fantasy owners have to be delighted to see Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek ramp up his production, even in meaningless games such as Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Voracek collected two assists on Saturday, giving him seven helpers in a four-game point streak. He now has 76 points in 2014-15, the second-highest total in the NHL.
Mar 28 - 4:52 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers won't have blueliner Carlo Colaiacovo on Saturday because of the flu.

The Flyers face the San Jose Sharks. JFYI as he's no longer much of a factor in fantasy.
Mar 28 - 12:29 PM

Mark Streit won't be able to play for the Philadelphia Flyers against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

The productive offensive defenseman is out with the flu. Streit, 37, has nine goals and 45 points in 75 games so far this season.
Mar 28 - 12:26 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have not had a lot of success of late against the San Jose Sharks.

The Flyers are 1-10-3 with two ties in their last 16 matchups. Fortunately they do not play them a lot as ties have not been an NHL stat since the first lockout in 2004. The two teams tangle Saturday afternoon and while it has not been confirmed, look for Steve Mason to get the start for Philadelphia.
Mar 28 - 10:16 AM

Nick Boynton, a former NHL defenseman and current radio analyst for the Arizona Coyotes, was arraigned in Buffalo on Friday.

Boynton faces a slew of charges including assault after he was arrested at a casino in Buffalo on Thursday. His bail was set at $10,000. Boynton was given a leave of absence by the Coyotes who will also look into the incident. Boynton played 11 seasons in the NHL and played for Boston, Phoenix, Florida, Anaheim, Chicago and Philadelphia. His claim to fame is that he was drafted in the first round twice, once by the the Capitals ninth overall in 1997 and when he failed to sign, he was taken two years later by the Bruins 21st overall.
Mar 28 - 6:51 AM

Flyers coach Craig Berube has a simple reason for why he hasn't given Vincent Lecavalier a lot of playing time this season.

"He just hasn't produced and he gets power-play time, too," Berube said. "He hasn't produced." Lecavalier has just seven goals and 18 points in 51 contests this season. At the same time he's been limited to 12:47 minutes per contest, so the fact that his production is down isn't surprising. At any rate, Lecavalier needs a change of scenery, but we doubt he'll get one given his cap hit and the fact that he won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2018.
Mar 27 - 6:01 PM

Look for Vincent Lecavalier to play on Saturday.

Lecavalier has routinely been listed as a healthy scratch this season, but he might play in the remainder of the Flyers' games. That's because Wayne Simmonds (leg) is done for the season. Lecavalier has seven goals and 18 points in 51 contests.
Mar 27 - 11:35 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have summoned Brandon Manning.

Manning will help fill the void left by Andrew MacDonald, who will miss the rest of the season with a hand injury. Manning has 43 points and 150 penalty minutes in 58 AHL contests in 2014-15. The 24-year-old defenseman is worth keeping an eye on as he might have some fantasy value for what little is left of the season.
Mar 27 - 11:33 AM

Matt Read recorded two assists in a 4-1 win against Chicago on Wednesday.

Read has seven goals and 29 points in 73 contests in 2014-15. His best season offensively remains his 2011-2012 rookie campaign (47 points). He'll turn 29 in June and we don't expect him to be worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues for the 2015-16 campaign.
Mar 26 - 10:02 AM

Michael Del Zotto had two assists in a 4-1 win over Chicago Wednesday night.

Del Zotto was playing in his third game since returning from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for six contests. He didn't record a point in his first two games since recovering from the injury. He has nine goals and 28 points in 57 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 26 - 10:00 AM

Andrew MacDonald is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his right hand in 4-1 win over Chicago on Wednesday.

It was first reported as a upper-body injury but Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia reported that it was a fractured right hand. MacDonald has appeared in 58 of 75 games for the Flyers, recording two goals and 10 assists for 12 points while averaging exactly 20 minutes of ice-time per-game.
Mar 26 - 12:30 AM

Wayne Simmonds fractured his left leg in the Flyers 4-1 win over Chicago on Wednesday and will be out for the rest of the season.

The Flyers official website broke the news that he and Andrew MacDonald were going to be out for the remainder of the season. Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia later reported that Simmonds fractured his left leg while McDonald has a fractured right hand. Simmonds' 28 goals leads the Flyers as does his 14 power-play goals, which also ranks third overall in the NHL. He also has 22 assists for a total of 50 points, having appeared in all 75 games for the Flyers this season.
Mar 26 - 12:24 AM

Goalie Steve Mason, who missed a start last Saturday because of illness, returned to the Flyers' lineup Wednesday night and emerged with a nifty performance in a 4-1 upset win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Philadelphia.

Mason stopped 34 Chicago shots en route to his 15th victory of the season. The Hawks outshot the Flyers 35-33 in this one. Mason had lost two consecutive starts before his gem Wednesday. His record on the season is now 15-17-10 in 46 games. His goals-against average is a not-too-shabby 2.28 and his save percentage is also impressive at .925. He is not the best fantasy option in goal because his team loses more often than not. In one-day leagues, though, Mason may be worth using, especially against weaker opponents.
Mar 25 - 10:45 PM

Philadelphia forward Matt Read picked up two assists as the Flyers upset the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Wednesday night.

Read now has 22 assists on the season. Philly defenseman Michael Del Zotto also notched two assists, giving him 19 on the season. Del Zotto and Read both assisted on Michael Raffl's 19th goal of the season, a power-play effort that gave the Flyers their 4-1 lead at 15:55 of the third period. The Flyers earlier built a 3-0 lead on goals by Wayne Simmonds (28th), Ryan White (fifth) and Claude Giroux (22nd).
Mar 25 - 10:38 PM


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