Player News - Flyers

Date: Team: Pos:

Sam Gagner is reportedly close to signing a one-year contract with Columbus, according to sources.

If the Blue Jackets add Gagner then he could compete with Alexander Wennberg for the second-line center spot. Gagner picked up eight goals and 16 points in 53 contests with Philadelphia last season.
Jul 30 - 1:01 PM

Sam Gagner is still available as an unrestricted free agent.

He produced just eight goals and eight assists in 53 appearances with the Flyers last season. Gagner averaged just 13:52 of ice time, but could be more useful than that if he plays regularly.
Jul 29 - 5:03 PM

Brayden Schenn believes his 2015-16 numbers will be regular contributions for him moving forward.

"I feel like I'm getting better year by year and I expect nothing else next year," he said. "... I expect to come in and continue to prove my game in all areas of the ice. When you get the chance to play with good players they make you better as well. We got some good pieces that are part of the Flyers. We have a good team moving forward here. You want to get better individually, but I think the team as a whole will be better this year as well." He generated personal bests last season with 26 goals, 33 assists and 59 points in 80 games. Schenn received a four-year, $20.5 million contract on Monday from the Flyers, which ensures he'll be a key member of the team in the present as well as the future.
Jul 26 - 5:32 PM

Brandon Manning has reached a two-year agreement with Philadelphia worth $1.95 million.

The new deal will avoid the arbitration hearing that was set for August. He registered seven points and 66 penalty minutes in a personal high 56 games with the Flyers last campaign.
Jul 26 - 10:41 AM

Brayden Schenn has agreed to a four-year contract with Philadelphia.

The new deal carries an annual average of $5.125 million. The two sides narrowly avoided salary arbitration. Schenn just had the most productive season of his NHL career in 2015-16. He compiled 26 goals and 59 points in 80 games.
Jul 25 - 10:25 AM

Brayden Schenn is requesting a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

The Philadelphia Flyers are countering with a two-year contract that would pay him $4.25 million in 2016-17 and $4,369,425 in 2017-18. This is all being presented ahead of his arbitration hearing scheduled for July 25. Obviously when players and teams make their pre-arbitration requests known there is going to be a salary gap and from a cap hit perspective, they're not terribly far off. What is somewhat unusual is that the Flyers have decided to ask for a two-year contract, so the difference between them could actually be larger because of it. If Schenn were to have presented what he wanted out of a two-year deal, he would have likely asked for an annual salary above his current request of $5.5 million.
Jul 23 - 12:08 PM

Claude Giroux (hip/abdomen) has already resumed skating.

Giroux was originally projected to take 10-12 weeks before he'd be back on the ice, but he got to this point in nine weeks. He should be available for the World Cup, where he'll represent Canada.
Jul 22 - 8:44 PM

Jason LaBarbera has decided to end his playing career and become the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen's goalie coach.

"I am really excited about this opportunity and moving onto the next chapter of my life," LaBarbera said. "I’m also looking forward to the challenges of coaching and being able to pass along some of my experiences to the guys on the team." LaBarbera had a 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage in 187 games with the then Phoenix Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks. He spent his final hockey season with the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Source: AHL.com
Jul 21 - 12:22 PM

Petr Straka's recently inked one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers is a two-way deal.

No surprise there given that Straka spent the full 2015-16 campaign in the minors, recording 19 goals and 37 points in 64 games. If he does play with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2016-17 though, he'll come with a $650,000 annual cap hit.
Jul 16 - 5:44 PM

Petr Straka has inked a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Straka had 19 goals and 37 points in 64 AHL contests in 2015-16. The 24-year-old also has two assists in three career NHL games.
Jul 16 - 12:34 PM

Nick Cousins' recently inked one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers is a two-way agreement.

Cousins can earn $937,125 annually in the NHL, but his salary is reduced to $70,000 annually when he's in the minors. He had six goals and 11 points in 36 contests with the Flyers last season.
Jul 15 - 3:55 PM

Nick Cousins has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Cousins had six goals and 11 points in 36 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. He also recorded 12 goals and 38 points in 38 AHL contests.
Jul 15 - 12:45 PM

Alex Lyon has high aspirations for training camp despite the odds being heavily stacked against him.

"I think, given the situation here, I'm being very realistic," Lyon said. "I understand that they have two exceptional goalies in Neuvirth and Mason, and even Anthony Stolarz is a high-quality goalie, no question about that. But I think any player would be remiss if they didn't go into training camp and try to make the Flyers." While he almost certainly won't make the Flyers' opening game roster, if he has a strong training camp and then looks good early on in the AHL, Lyon might end up being called up if Steve Mason or Michal Neuvirth get hurt. Lyon had a 1.64 GAA and .936 save percentage in 31 games with Yale University last season.
Jul 14 - 9:33 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere (hip/abdomen) anticipates being cleared to skate next week.

Gostisbehere is recovering from the surgery he had on May 17. "I feel good," Gostisbehere said. "It's been about eight weeks now. I feel good. Just getting back to it. I'm going out of town for a week here, but when I get back I can finally get on the ice. It'll be good." His original timetable for recovery was listed as 10-12 weeks. He thinks he'll be ready to play for Team North America in the World Cup.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 13 - 9:40 AM

Roman Lyubimov has inked an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Lyubimov had seven goals and 14 points in 52 KHL contests in 2015-16. In addition to that, he recorded eight points in 10 games for Russia in the World Championship. This is the 24-year-old forward's first attempt to play professionally in North America.
Jul 12 - 12:46 PM


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