Player News - Flyers

Date: Team: Pos:

Zack Stortini has been placed on waivers by Philadelphia.

If he clears then he's expected to be assigned to the Flyers' AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley. Stortini, who signed a two-way deal with Philadelphia in July, dropped the gloves five times during the preseason.
Oct 1 - 5:25 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere has been sent down to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL.

He was great in the preseason, but he wasn't able to land himself a roster spot with the Flyers. Philadelphia made a point of saying that they didn't want to rush their defense prospects after Kimmo Timonen was injured, so Gostisbehere will get to start his pro career in the minors.
Oct 1 - 5:22 PM

Scott Laughton has been assigned to the minors.

The move was expected as it will give him more playing time. It will mark his rookie season in the AHL and he could be a potential call-up for the Flyers during the year.
Oct 1 - 5:19 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) admitted that he needed some time to get up to speed in his preseason debut on Tuesday.

"I forgot how fast the game is," Giroux said. "The first period, I was pretty lost. I wasn't sure what was going on. Slowly, I got the puck moving. It was good to get a game under my belt. I felt good." It's just good that he got into a preseason game so that he could shake off the rust before the contests started to count. Flyers coach Craig Berube intentionally limited his ice time, so Giroux logged just 16:53 minutes. While he was rusty, he also wasn't bothered by his injury.
Oct 1 - 8:51 AM

Flyers star Claude Giroux dressed in his first preseason game Tuesday night and showed no signs of being bothered by the lower-body injury that kept him sidelined in Philadelphia's previous exhibition games.

Giroux played 16:53 in the Flyers' 4-2 win over the New York Rangers. He had two shots on net and dished out two hits.
Sep 30 - 11:27 PM

Left winger Matt Read scored a goal and added two assists as the Flyers downed the New York Rangers 4-2 Tuesday night in exhibition play in Philadelphia.

Wayne Simmonds contributed to Philly's offense with a goal and an assist while Mark Streit chipped in with two assists. Nicklas Grossmann and Sean Couturier scored the other goals for the Flyers. Anthony Duclair and Carl Hagelin had the Rangers' goals. Dominic Moore assisted on both. Ray Emery was the winning goalie, blocking 24 of the 26 New York shots he faced. Cam Talbot allowed three goals on 22 shots in the Rangers' net. Jason Missiaen allowed no goals on seven Philly shots.
Sep 30 - 9:56 PM

Jason Akeson is battling for a roster spot with the Philadelphia Flyers.

If the team starts the year with 13 forwards then there appears to be two spots left for Blair Jones, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Akeson to compete for. Philadelphia also has Scott Laughton, Chris VandeVelde and Zack Stortin, but they are likely ticketed for the minors.
Sep 30 - 2:25 PM

It looks like Sean Couturier's upper-body injury isn't anything to worry about.

He suited up for the Flyers on Sunday and he participated in Tuesday's morning skate in preparation for another preseason game. Couturier will probably be between Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read against the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Sep 30 - 2:20 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) will dress in his first preseason game on Tuesday night.

"I'm fine and ready to go," said Giroux, who had been limited at camp due to a lower-body injury. "I want to make sure I'm ready to play against Boston (in the season opener Oct. 8), and for me to play this game tonight it's going to make me a better player for that game." He was between Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek during the morning skate. Coach Craig Berube also expects Giroux to play Thursday against Washington in another preseason outing.
Sep 30 - 2:16 PM

Ray Emery (lower body) might start in Tuesday's game.

It looks like Emery will be fine for the season opener unless he suffers a setback. He had a 2.96 GAA and .903 save percentage in 28 contests in 2013-14.
Sep 30 - 9:48 AM

Claude Giroux (lower body) remains a possibility for Tuesday's preseason contest.

Giroux will take part in Tuesday's morning skate before a decision is made. He's been unable to play in exhibition games thus far.
Sep 29 - 5:55 PM

Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube wasn't happy with his team after their 3-1 preseason loss to New Jersey.

The Devils out shot Philadelphia 41-16. "If you are not ready to compete and skate in a regular season game or exhibition game, you will get embarrassed like tonight," Berube said. He added that he was disappointed in his veteran players and found their performance "unacceptable," regardless of the fact that it was an exhibition game. Keep in mind that a poor training camp led to Philadelphia starting the 2013-14 campaign on the wrong foot and quickly got Berube's predecessor, Peter Laviolette, fired, so Berube has every reason to take the preseason seriously.
Sep 29 - 10:49 AM

Rob Zepp stopped 38 of 40 shots in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

The 33-year-old goaltender is back in North America after playing the last 10 years in Europe. The Flyers were outshot 40 to 16 tonight and both goals surrendered by Zepp were scored on the power play. Unless Steve Mason or Ray Emery gets hurt, Zepp will start the season in the AHL.
Sep 28 - 9:55 PM

Robert Hagg scored the Flyers' only goal in their 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Hagg scored a shorthanded goal in the third period to cut the Devils’ lead to 2-1. The 19-year-old will likely start this season in the AHL. Blair Jones got the lone assist on Hagg’s goal.
Sep 28 - 9:50 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) could play his first pre-season game as early as Tuesday.

Giroux suffered his injury in the first few minutes of the first practice session but he has been on the ice the last three days and is getting close to a return. Poolies should not be afraid to take Giroux at the end of the first round or early in the second, in most pools.
Sep 28 - 9:46 AM


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