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Travis Konecny (lower body) might return within the next four weeks.

Konecny was previously projected to still be six weeks away, so this is a good sign. He last played on Feb. 6. The rookie has seven goals and 22 points in 51 contests.
Feb 25 - 6:03 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will not be buyers at the trade deadline.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed that much, but he hasn't said if his intention is to be a seller or simply stay put. "We’ll see where we’re at in a couple days," Hextall said on Friday. "Like I said, tomorrow’s a big game. I have ideas and we’ll execute them depending." Philadelphia is five points shy of a Wild Card spot, so the squad is still in the hunt for a playoff berth, but it certainly won't be easy. The Flyers will play against Pittsburgh on Saturday and Colorado on Tuesday before the deadline.
Feb 25 - 6:02 AM

Michal Neuvirth will start for Philadelphia on Saturday.

The Flyers will play against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in a Stadium Series game. Neuvirth has a 2.78 GAA and .890 save percentage in 22 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 1:22 PM

Jakub Voracek was minus-three in Philadelphia's 4-1 loss to Washington on Wednesday.

Voracek has fallen to minus-20 on the season, which if he doesn't improve will be by far his worst showing of his career. Only seven players this season currently have a worse plus/minus than Voracek. On the plus side, Voracek has produced offensively with 15 goals and 49 points in 60 contests.
Feb 23 - 7:49 AM

Michal Neuvirth allowed four goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

It was another tough night for the Flyers goalie, as he's now dropped three of his last four games. Neuvirth has allowed 12 goals in his last three outings, which means we could see more of Steve Mason in the near future. Neuvirth has a 10-8-1 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .888 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 11:16 PM

Brayden Schenn found the back of the net in Philadelphia's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Schenn cut Washington's lead to 2-1 at the 6:54 mark of the second period, but that's as close as the Flyers would come to tying the game. Brandon Manning picked up the assist on Philadelphia's only goal. Schenn has 19 goals and 20 assists in 57 games this season. He's now scored in three consecutive games.
Feb 22 - 11:09 PM

Nick Schultz continues his long list of press box appearances as a healthy scratch in 2016-17.

The defenseman continues to sit throughout this season, tonight's contest marking his sixth in a row. His most recent game action was a three game cluster at the beginning of February, and even more sporadic prior to then. Joining him in the press box will be Michael Del Zotto, sitting out after dressing in the last two contests. He'd recently returned from a lower body injury.
Feb 22 - 7:50 PM

Claude Giroux has recorded just one goal and one assist in the last 10 games.

Going into Wednesday's meeting with the Capitals, the Flyers captain has registered just two goals and 11 points in the past 21 matches. Giroux has one goal in two appearances against Washington this year.
Feb 22 - 5:57 PM

Michal Neuvirth will be between the pipes on Wednesday against Washington.

This will be his fifth straight start even though he hasn't played particularly well in his previous four outings. He has a 2-2-0 record during that span and he has blocked 80 of the 91 shots he has faced.
Feb 22 - 3:41 PM

Michael Del Zotto knows that he might be dealt before the deadline.

"It happens every year," Del Zotto said. "It’s not like it’s the first time. I’ve been traded before. It is what it is. It’s a business. You realize that pretty early in your career. I understand where I’m at as far as my contract, being a UFA this summer. Same thing with taking each game one day at a time. You take each day one day at a time. Go home, make dinner, get ready for tomorrow and whatever happens, happens." Del Zotto has been traded before with his previous move coming in 2014 when the Rangers shipped him to Nashville, but that was a January move rather than a deadline trade. Philadelphia might still keep Del Zotto, especially seeing as the squad isn't out of the playoff race yet.
Feb 22 - 5:13 AM

Jordan Weal (upper body) practiced on Tuesday, but he won't be back in the lineup Wednesday night.

He may have sustained a concussion on Feb. 16. "I feel good," said Weal. "It definitely has been progressing every day ... I'm day-to-day and as soon as I'm ready to go, I'm ready to go. It's one of those injuries you just have to take your time with. I think when I feel I'm ready to play, I'll be in."
Feb 21 - 5:53 PM

Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News is wondering if Shayne Gostisbehere might be better suited as a forward.

As Donnellon notes, Gostisbehere is neither big or physical, but he is offensively gifted. Given that the Flyers also have a good group of defensive prospects on the way, they might also be able to fill the void if Gostisbehere is moved up front. Gostisbehere wouldn't be the first defenseman to make that shift. Two noteworthy examples are Brent Burns and Dustin Byfuglien, who both spent extended times as a forward at points in their respective careers, though both of them are presently serving as blueliners. None of this means that Gostisbehere will end up playing as a forward someday. This is just food for thought.
Feb 21 - 5:14 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers might end up trading Michael Del Zotto prior to the deadline.

Del Zotto is in the final season of a two-year, $7.75 million deal and can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The offensive defenseman would likely bring a decent return for the Flyers as a rental, but the question is if the Flyers see themselves as sellers. They're only three points back in the Wild Card race, but given the tight competition for that spot, Philadelphia's chances of making the playoffs aren't great.
Feb 21 - 5:05 AM

Travis Konecny (lower body) is healing well according to GM Ron Hextall.

Konecny suffered the injury almost two weeks ago when he hurt his left knee and sprained his ankle. The talented forward should be out another two-four weeks. He had seven goals and 22 points in 51 games before the injury.
Feb 20 - 8:50 AM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 of 30 shots on Sunday and hung on to beat Vancouver 3-2.

Neuvirth snapped a two-game losing streak and rebounded from a six-goal outing against Edmonton last week. He improves to 10-7-1 this season with a 2.78 goals against average and an .890 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 1:10 AM


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