Player News - Flyers

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Travis Sanheim is projected to be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

That's based on the Flyers' practice lines Monday. Sanheim was the odd man out while Brandon Manning got a spot on the third pairing with Radko Gudas. This would be Sanheim's second straight game as a healthy scratch, but Flyers coach Dave Hakstol is happy with Sanheim's performance thus far. "I think Travis has played well," Hakstol said. "I think his play in games and his practices have been good. We're trying to build our lineup each night to what we think gives us the best opportunity to win that night. Travis' play has been good and I’ve been very happy with his performance."
Oct 17 - 10:22 AM

This might be the season Sean Couturier lives up to his offensive promise.

Couturier was a dominant offensive force at the junior level and was projected to eventually be a major contributor in that regard in the NHL. However, the 24-year-old has yet to reach the 40-point mark in a single season and has instead established himself as a strong defensive option. This season though he's getting a great opportunity on the first line and so far he's taken advantage of it by scoring three goals and six points in five games. "I always believed I could produce offensively at this level, but it was more just the situations I was put in I think," said Couturier. "Coming into the league, there wasn’t much room for me in the top six or top nine. I was taking whatever role I could to help the team and I think I did pretty good in a shutdown role. It did get pretty frustrating at times. People see you as a shutdown guy. That can be most frustrating at times." He's in a different situation now and that could lead to this being his breakout season.
Oct 17 - 10:16 AM

Scott Laughton wants to be a top-six forward with the Flyers.

That's a lofty goal for the winger who played in the AHL last season and was projected to be a third line center in the NHL when drafted in the first round in 2012. The 23-year-old popped a couple of goals Saturday as a fourth liner. "He looks like he's a lot more confident, I think he knows his role and what’s expected of him," Wayne Simmonds said. "He's got a ton of offensive time at the same time, so you put him in a position to succeed and he's going to succeed, and I think that's what he's doing."
Oct 16 - 9:12 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere picked up three more assists on Saturday.

The blueliner is now up to eight helpers in five games is and tied for the NHL lead in assists among defensemen with Mike Green and Will Butcher. He is off to a great start after a struggling sophomore season in which he had seven goals and 39 points. Gostisbehere had 46 points in 64 games as a rookie and do not be surprised if he is able to climb past the 50 point mark in 2017-18.
Oct 15 - 9:22 AM

Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist Saturday.

It was a big evening for a lot of Flyers but Couturier was among the offensive stars with his big night. The center has three goals and six points and is benefiting from centering Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. He could be a 60 point player if he remains on the top line so grab him now if you can.
Oct 15 - 9:16 AM

Scott Laughton scored a pair of goals in the Flyers 8-2 win Saturday.

It was the Flyers first home game of the season and they were flying against the Capitals. Laughton had only one assist in the Flyers first four road games so this was a big boost to his numbers. He is more of a defensive forward so don't expect more than 30 points from the former first round pick.
Oct 15 - 9:12 AM

Brian Elliott allowed two goals on 23 shots in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

The Flyers went into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead, but they broke the game open in the second period, as they scored three of the four goals in the frame. Elliott has now won three of his first four starts as a member of the Flyers. He owns a 3-1-0 record with a 3.25 goals-against-average and a .884 save percentage this season. He's more of a number two goalie in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 14 - 11:51 PM

Claude Giroux picked up two goals and two assists in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Giroux helped set up both of Sean Couturier's goals in the first and third period and he added two of his own in the second and third frames. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating and four shots on goal in 14:50 of ice time tonight. Giroux has now picked up at a point in three straight games. He's up to three goals and four assists in five games.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 14 - 11:33 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch from the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup Saturday before their meeting against the Washington Capitals.

Lehtera has yet to play a game with the Flyers this season and will miss out on Saturday's contest against Washington.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 14 - 7:26 PM

It appears the Philadelphia Flyers will sit Travis Sanheim for their matchup against the Washington Capitals today.

Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol is looking for a little more toughness out of his lineup to combat the grit that Tom Wilson brings the Capitals. Sanheim has offensive potential but shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues just yet.
Oct 14 - 12:27 PM

Valtteri Filppula has held his position on the Flyers' top power-play unit.

In fact, Filpuula has scored two goals when the Flyers have the man advantage. Although Filppula is not a great offensive hockey player, his opportunities on the power-play make him marginally interesting from a fantasy perspective.
Oct 14 - 11:05 AM

Brian Elliott will be the starting goalie Saturday night when the Flyers host the Washington Capitals.

Elliott is coming off a pretty lousy effort against the Predators this past Tuesday in which he allowed six goals on 31 shots. Until then, Elliott was doing quite well. Overall he sports a 2-1-0 record with a 3.67 GAA and an .876 SP.
Oct 14 - 10:54 AM

Samuel Morin has been sent to the minors by Philadelphia.

Morin made the Flyers' lineup out of training camp, but didn't appear in any of their first four games. Morin has a ton of potential and will be back eventually. For now though it makes sense to send him to the minors where he'll get plenty of ice time.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 11 - 3:21 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere got two assists in the Flyers' 6-5 loss to the Predators Tuesday night.

Gostisbehere has five assists in four games this season. His points have all come from a pair of multi-point contests on Oct. 4 and Oct. 10. He had seven goals and 39 points in 76 games as a sophomore in 2016-17 and has the potential to finish above the 40-point milestone this time around.
Oct 11 - 11:00 AM

Jakub Voracek registered two assists in a 6-5 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.

Voracek has already recorded six assists in four games this season. That's put him in a seven-way tie for sixth place in the scoring race at this very early stage of the campaign. We're looking for 55-60 points out of him, but he's a good enough player that he could exceed that projection if things go his way.
Oct 11 - 10:58 AM


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