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Alex Lyon sustained a lower-body injury prior to Tuesday's game.

That prevented Lyon from participating in the preseason contest as he was originally scheduled to do. Lyon was able to participate in the pregame warmups though, so he either suffered the issue at the last minute or he was testing the ailment before it was ultimately determined to keep him out of the contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 19 - 12:02 PM

T.J. Brennan picked up three assists in Tuesday's 5-1 preseason win over the New York Islanders.

The Flyers dominated tonight's game and Brennan quietly put up three assists in an impressive performance. The 29-year-old blueliner has spent the last two seasons with Philly's AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, picking up 105 points in 139 games. He got a multi-year extension from the Flyers this off-season but is unlikely to make the squad out of camp. He hasn't appeared in an NHL game since the 2015-16 season when he got in seven games with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Sep 18 - 10:06 PM

Mikhail Vorobyov has impressed at Philadelphia's training camp.

Vorobyov scored a goal in Monday's 3-1 preseason win over the New York Islanders. "We're putting a lot on his plate and tonight he played on the power play in a little different spot," coach Dave Hakstol said. "He did a good job on the PK and I thought his 5-on-5 was good. He finished on the wrong side of percentages in terms of faceoffs, so that's an area that he needs to put a little bit of focus on, but he played a good hockey game tonight." The 21-year-old is competing for a third-line center spot on the Flyers.
Sep 18 - 5:40 PM

Andrew MacDonald (lower body) may be ready for Philadelphia's season opener.

"I haven't been cleared for contact yet, but it's responding well, and the goal is to get in there for the start of the season," MacDonald said. "We'll see how it goes over the next couple of weeks." If he isn't available for Oct. 4 then the the Flyers' Oct. 9 home opener is also a possibility.
Sep 18 - 4:14 PM

Isaac Ratcliffe has been returned to the Guelph Storm of the OHL.

Ratcliffe posted 41 goals and 68 points in 67 games for the Storm last season. The 19-year-old also skated in two matches for the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms in 2017-18 and he scored one goal.
Sep 18 - 12:33 PM

Morgan Frost has been returned to the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Frost skated in one preseason match for Philadelphia. He wasn't expected to stick with the big club out of training camp, but he isn't far away from being an NHLer. The 19-year-old racked up 42 goals and 112 points in 67 OHL contests last season.
Sep 18 - 12:29 PM

Carter Hart stopped all 11 shots he faced in Monday's 3-1 preseason win over the New York Islanders.

Hart came into the game midway through the second period after Mike Sislo scored New York's only goal on Michal Neuvirth. Hart looked confidant but wasn't forced into making any extraordinary saves. If both Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth can stay off the treatment table, Hart will start in the AHL but will almost certainly be brought up as soon as the goaltending situation gets inconsistent in Philly.
Sep 17 - 10:55 PM

Liam Hughes has been released from his amateur tryout with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hughes had a 3.15 GAA and .909 save percentage in 36 WHL games last season. The 19-year-old is an undrafted prospect.
Sep 17 - 6:16 PM

Matthew Strome has been returned to OHL Hamilton.

Strome wasn't regarded as a contender for a roster spot this season, so his early dismissal isn't too surprising. He had 37 goals and 68 points in 65 OHL games last season.
Sep 17 - 6:14 PM

Wayne Simmonds is getting ready for the regular season after spending the summer recovering from surgery to treat a pelvis tear and torn abdominal muscle.

Simmonds had the operation on May 1 and has been healthy enough to join the Flyers for practices. "I think it's just getting my legs underneath me again," he said. "I didn't have the opportunity to skate in the summer like I normally do. So coming in and just gearing up toward being able to play at the start of the regular season. Things are going pretty well, pretty much as planned." Simmonds spent much of the 2017-18 campaign playing through a variety of injuries and that likely impacted his performance. He had 24 goals, 46 points, and 57 penalty minutes in 75 contests in 2017-18. We're looking for more out of him this season so long as he can stay healthy.
Sep 17 - 5:13 PM

Andrew MacDonald (lower body) is believed to be a bit ahead of schedule.

That's obviously good news, but MacDonald is still expected to miss the first week of the regular season. He scored six goals and 21 points in 66 contests last season.
Sep 17 - 1:59 PM

Travis Sanheim (upper body) is expected to be sidelined for roughly a week.

Sanheim was hurt Sunday afternoon when he was hit by the Islanders' Matt Martin in the second period of their preseason game. It appeared that Sanheim's injury was to his shoulder. If there's a silver lining, it's that this happened early in the preseason, so Sanheim can afford to miss a week without it coming close to costing him any regular season games.
Sep 17 - 12:33 PM

Nolan Patrick is in the middle between James van Riemsdyk and Jakub Voracek at the start of training camp.

This will be a prime spot for the sophomore center who was selected second overall in 2017 and may be the best player out of that pool. Patrick struggled at times last season and ended the year with 13 goals and 30 points but he did collect 21 points in his final 33 games. Look for a 55-60 point season from Patrick and draft him accordingly.
Sep 17 - 7:53 AM

Anthony Stolarz allowed two goals on 15 shots during half a game as the Flyers lose 3-0 to the Islanders on Sunday afternoon.

Stolarz got the start for his team’s preseason opener and played well during his 29 minutes of action. Both goals that he allowed were scored by the Islanders on the powerplay in the first period. Lyon then took over the Flyers’ goaltending duties midway through the second period and quickly allowed a goal. Neither goalie got any goal support from their offence in the game where both goalies are looking to earn their spot as the backup goaltender for the upcoming NHL season.
Sep 16 - 4:16 PM

Flyers’ Travis Sanheim suffered an upper-body injury during the second period of the preseason opener on Sunday afternoon against the New York Islanders.

Sanheim appeared to injure his shoulder after taking an illegal hit from Islanders forward Matt Martin at the 9:53 mark of the second period. He left the ice under his power and immediately headed to the dressing room following the hit. The Flyers have already reported that he will not return to the game. The 22-year old entered the preseason looking to solidify himself in Philadelphia’s defensive top-six after 10 points and 15:35 TOI in 49 games in 2017-18.
Sep 16 - 3:14 PM


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