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Craig Button believes Philippe Myers would have been a first-round selection in the 2016 draft if he hadn't already signed with the Philadelphia Flyers last year.

After previously going undrafted, Myers stepped up in 2015-16 with 17 goals and 45 points in 63 contests with the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The 19-year-old blueliner has added another four goals and 16 points in 20 playoff games. "What a steal by the Flyers," Button remarked.
May 20 - 10:21 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere underwent "successful" surgery on his right hip and abdominal, according to GM Ron Hextall.

The surgery was performed on Tuesday. Gostisbehere will be back to full health in about 10-12 weeks. The 23-year-old had 17 goals and 46 points in just 64 games during his rookie season.
May 17 - 9:32 PM

Claude Giroux had successful hip and abdominal surgery on Tuesday, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

Giroux is expected to be back at 100 percent in about 10-12 weeks, which means he shouldn't miss any part of training camp in September. The 28-year-old had 22 goals and 67 points in 78 games in 2015-16.
May 17 - 9:29 PM

Brayden Schenn will not appeal his three-game suspension, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

He received the ban for charging Washington's T.J. Oshie in Game 6 during the first round of the playoffs. Schenn will start serving his suspension when the 2016-17 campaign begins.
May 16 - 9:45 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere is slated to have surgery on Tuesday.

He is expected to recovery in 10-12 weeks after having right hip and abdominal tear surgery. Gostisbehere had a great rookie season in 2015-16 with 17 goals and 46 points in 64 games.
May 14 - 4:37 PM

Claude Giroux will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair hip and abdominal tears.

The Flyers expect him to return to full activity in 10-12 weeks. Giroux should be ready for training camp if that timetable holds up. He picked up 22 goals and 67 points in 78 games during the regular season even though he was ailing for most of it.
May 14 - 4:32 PM

Evgeny Medvedev has been officially charged with five misdemeanor DUI and drug charges after he was arrested on April 27th.

Medvedev will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and this certainly will not help his cause in getting a new contract in the NHL. He will appear in court on June 15 in Montgomery County. This was his first season in the NHL after a long career in the KHL. The 33-year-old had four goals and 13 points in 45 games this season so his fantasy value is negligible.
May 14 - 6:29 AM

Although Claude Giroux insisted he was healthy, he was reportedly dealing with a hip injury and sports hernia that he's considering having surgery for.

Giroux would need eight weeks to recover if he does opt to have the operation. These issues were reportedly bothering Giroux throughout the 2015-16 campaign. He had 22 goals and 67 points in 78 contests in 2015-16 as well as an assist in six playoff games.
May 12 - 10:39 AM

R.J. Umberger hopes to extend his NHL career even if the Flyers' buy him out over the summer.

Umberger has a single season remaining on his existing five-year, $23 million contract. After recording just 26 points in 106 games over the last two seasons, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he is bought out over the summer. He knows the past two campaigns haven't been great, but he feels he can still contribute. "I know I can play a third-line role," Umberger said. "I know I can play a fourth-line role if a team wants me to do that. I know I can do it. No problem. I can accept it."
May 11 - 10:20 AM

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare collected three assists for France in a 6-2 win against Hungary on Tuesday.

France currently sits fourth in Group B thanks to a regulation win and an overtime win at the 2016 World Championship. The three-assist effort were Bellemare's first points in three games at the tournament.
May 10 - 5:29 PM

Scott Laughton wants to be a top-six forward as early as next season.

The center played mostly on the third line this season and was a healthy scratch in seven games down the stretch of the regular season. He ended up with 21 points in 71 games and was injured in the playoffs after falling awkwardly into the boards in Game 4 of the first round. He never returned to action but is now healthy. "I'm comfortable with anywhere they put me," Laughton said. "I've said it for the past couple of years. So I am going to work on my game and be ready wherever." Laughton will have a tough time displacing Sean Couturier from the second line center spot and has no chance of beating out Claude Giroux as the top center so a return to the third unit is likely in 2016-17.
May 8 - 8:13 AM

Matt Read hopes to improve offensively in 2016-17 by getting in front of the net more often.

"Not many guys can shoot from the top of the circles and score 50 every year," Read said. "You’ve got to learn how to score goals — it gets harder and harder every year obviously with video and how everyone’s concentrating on every little aspect of defensive hockey." Read is coming off a season where he had 11 goals and 26 points in 79 contests. He has two seasons left on his four-year, $14.5 million deal.
May 6 - 10:36 AM

Ivan Provorov has been selected as the WHL's Defenseman of the Year.

Provorov had 21 goals and 73 points in 62 contests with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings in 2015-16. Philadelphia selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
May 5 - 10:44 AM

Ivan Provorov thinks he's ready to claim a roster spot with the Flyers next season.

"I think I'm ready," he said, "but we'll see what happens. I think I'm going to have another good summer and come ready in September." GM Ron Hextall said the team would make room for any player who comes in and proves they are worthy, but they also don't want to rush their prospects. Provorov can't play in the AHL with the Phantoms next year, so he would have to go back to the WHL if he isn't in Philadelphia.
May 4 - 3:24 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere feels humbled and honored to be listed as a Calder Trophy finalist.

"I’m very humbled. It truly is an honor," Gostisbehere said. "Having the season I did last year, just to be associated with this award and the moment right now, it’s truly humbling. I didn’t expect to be where I am right now. It’s a compliment to my teammates, the coaching staff and the front office for believing in me all the way." Gostisbehere had 17 goals and 46 points in 64 contests in 2015-16. He also averaged 20:05 minutes per contest.
May 3 - 9:09 AM


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