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Claude Giroux (hip/abdomen) has already resumed skating.

Giroux was originally projected to take 10-12 weeks before he'd be back on the ice, but he got to this point in nine weeks. He should be available for the World Cup, where he'll represent Canada.
Jul 22 - 8:44 PM

Jason LaBarbera has decided to end his playing career and become the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen's goalie coach.

"I am really excited about this opportunity and moving onto the next chapter of my life," LaBarbera said. "I’m also looking forward to the challenges of coaching and being able to pass along some of my experiences to the guys on the team." LaBarbera had a 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage in 187 games with the then Phoenix Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks. He spent his final hockey season with the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Source: AHL.com
Jul 21 - 12:22 PM

Petr Straka's recently inked one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers is a two-way deal.

No surprise there given that Straka spent the full 2015-16 campaign in the minors, recording 19 goals and 37 points in 64 games. If he does play with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2016-17 though, he'll come with a $650,000 annual cap hit.
Jul 16 - 5:44 PM

Petr Straka has inked a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Straka had 19 goals and 37 points in 64 AHL contests in 2015-16. The 24-year-old also has two assists in three career NHL games.
Jul 16 - 12:34 PM

Nick Cousins' recently inked one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers is a two-way agreement.

Cousins can earn $937,125 annually in the NHL, but his salary is reduced to $70,000 annually when he's in the minors. He had six goals and 11 points in 36 contests with the Flyers last season.
Jul 15 - 3:55 PM

Nick Cousins has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Cousins had six goals and 11 points in 36 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. He also recorded 12 goals and 38 points in 38 AHL contests.
Jul 15 - 12:45 PM

Alex Lyon has high aspirations for training camp despite the odds being heavily stacked against him.

"I think, given the situation here, I'm being very realistic," Lyon said. "I understand that they have two exceptional goalies in Neuvirth and Mason, and even Anthony Stolarz is a high-quality goalie, no question about that. But I think any player would be remiss if they didn't go into training camp and try to make the Flyers." While he almost certainly won't make the Flyers' opening game roster, if he has a strong training camp and then looks good early on in the AHL, Lyon might end up being called up if Steve Mason or Michal Neuvirth get hurt. Lyon had a 1.64 GAA and .936 save percentage in 31 games with Yale University last season.
Jul 14 - 9:33 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere (hip/abdomen) anticipates being cleared to skate next week.

Gostisbehere is recovering from the surgery he had on May 17. "I feel good," Gostisbehere said. "It's been about eight weeks now. I feel good. Just getting back to it. I'm going out of town for a week here, but when I get back I can finally get on the ice. It'll be good." His original timetable for recovery was listed as 10-12 weeks. He thinks he'll be ready to play for Team North America in the World Cup.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 13 - 9:40 AM

Roman Lyubimov has inked an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Lyubimov had seven goals and 14 points in 52 KHL contests in 2015-16. In addition to that, he recorded eight points in 10 games for Russia in the World Championship. This is the 24-year-old forward's first attempt to play professionally in North America.
Jul 12 - 12:46 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers and Jordan Weal have agreed on a one-year, two-way deal.

Weal had an arbitration hearing set for July 29, but that's now unnecessary. He can earn $650,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the minors, but regardless of what combination he plays in over the course of the season, he's been promised a minimum total salary of $250,000. He had no points in 14 games with the Kings and Flyers in 2015-16.
Jul 11 - 8:20 PM

Evgeny Medvedev has signed with the KHL's Avangard Omsk.

Medvedev had 13 points and 34 penalty minutes in 45 games with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2015-16. He'll be 34 in August and that was his first attempt to play in North America.
Jul 11 - 5:27 PM

Jordan Weal's arbitration hearing is scheduled for July 29.

Weal recorded no points in 14 games between Los Angeles and Philadelphia last season. He was signed to a two-way deal worth $632,500 at the NHL level.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:39 PM

Brayden Schenn's hearing date is July 25.

If Schenn and the Flyers don't agree on a new contract before then, an arbitrator will determine the value of his next contract. He earned $5 million over two years. In 2015-16, he finished with 26 goals and 59 points in 80 games.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:38 PM

Brandon Manning has an arbitration date of August 2.

Manning recorded seven points and 66 penalty minutes in 56 games in 2015-16. He earned $625,000 while doing so.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:37 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have extended their affiliation agreement with the ECHL’s Reading Royals.

"We are pleased to extend and continue our relationship with the Royals," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said. "Reading has created a long-term culture of success and has provided our prospects a positive environment that is important in the development of their careers. The geographic proximity of our minor league affiliations in Lehigh Valley and Reading gives our coaches and scouting department the best possible platform to evaluate and promote the advancement of our prospects within the Flyers system." The Flyers and Royals were first affiliated in June 2014. The Royals have made the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons.
Jul 11 - 12:17 PM


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