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Jori Lehtera is dealing with an illness.

Lehtera missed Wednesday's practice as a result. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 21 - 2:27 PM

Travis Konecny might have sustained a foot injury on Tuesday.

Konecny blocked a slapshot in the first period of that contest and while he got through the rest of the game, he did appear hurt. After that, he missed Wednesday's practice, further raising speculation about his status. However, he's still termed as probable for Thursday's game, so while we'll err on the side of caution by listing him as day-to-day, it wouldn't be surprising if he turned out to be healthy enough to stay in the lineup.
Feb 21 - 1:00 PM

Claude Giroux has gotten to the 70-point milestone.

Giroux needed just 60 games to get there. This is the first time since 2014-2015 that he's recorded at least 70 points, but it's also the fifth time in his career that he's reached this milestone. There's a chance that he'll end up topping his career-high of 93 points.
Feb 21 - 11:28 AM

Nolan Patrick is on a three-game point streak.

Patrick reached that mark by scoring a goal in the Flyers' 3-2 overtime win against Montreal on Tuesday. Patrick still has just seven goals and 16 points in 51 games, but the 19-year-old has a lot of long-term offensive potential.
Feb 21 - 11:26 AM

Sean Couturier has reached the 60-point milestone.

Keep in mind that Couturier had never even gotten 40 points in a single season before 2017-18. His breakout this season has been remarkable, but not out of the blue as it was always believed that he had this kind of high-end offensive potential. It helps that he's gotten a golden opportunity to display it this season as Couturier has primarily played on the Flyers' top line. With that in mind, we don't expect Couturier to significantly slow down.
Feb 21 - 11:25 AM

Oskar Lindblom made his NHL debut on Tuesday.

For a first game, Lindblom got a good amount of ice time as he logged 15:11 minutes. He finished the contest with one shot on goal. The 21-year-old has 16 goals and 34 points in 54 AHL contests in 2017-18.
Feb 21 - 11:22 AM

Alex Lyon turned aside 25 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The Flyers didn't lead until the very end when Jakub Voracek scored the game-winner in overtime. Lyon has picked up his first two NHL wins in his last two outings. He has a 2-1-0 record with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage this season. With Petr Mrazek now in the fold, expect Lyon to see less action than he's seen in the last couple of days.
Feb 20 - 10:53 PM

Jakub Voracek picked up two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Voracek helped set up Nolan Patrick's power play goal in the second period before he added the game-tying goal (2-2) in the third frame and the overtime winner. He finished the game with an even rating and two shots on goal in 20:11 of ice time. The 28-year-old has accumulated 15 points in his last 13 games. He's up to 13 goals and an impressive 68 points in just 60 games. The Flyers forward is currently on pace to score a career-high 93 points in 2017-18.
Feb 20 - 10:44 PM

Taylor Leier will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Leier has a goal and four assists in 35 games this season. This will be the seventh game in a row that he'll watch from the press box. Mark Alt will also serve as a healthy scratch in this one. Neither player will carry any fantasy value going forward.
Feb 20 - 6:58 PM

Petr Mrazek may get his first start with the Flyers on Thursday.

Mrazek will serve as Philadelphia's backup to Alex Lyon on Tuesday night. He skated with the team for the first time in the morning after he was acquired from Detroit on Monday night.
Feb 20 - 6:42 PM

Alex Lyon will start for Philadelphia Tuesday versus Montreal.

Newly-acquired netminder Petr Mrazek practiced with the team in the morning and he will serve as the backup goaltender. He will probably start Thursday against Columbus. Lyon picked up his first NHL win Sunday when he entered the game in relief for an injured Michal Neuvirth.
Feb 20 - 12:02 PM

Wayne Simmonds will be out of action for 2-3 weeks because of an upper-body injury.

Simmonds had appeared in all 59 games this season, while recording 20 goals and 37 points. His injury explains why Philadelphia called up Oskar Lindblom from the minors on Monday night.
Feb 20 - 10:51 AM

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.

Neuvirth was injured on Feb. 18 against the New York Rangers. The Flyers acquired Petr Mrazek from Detroit on Monday night because Brian Elliott is also out with a long-term injury.
Feb 20 - 10:46 AM

Michal Neuvirth's lower-body injury will sideline him for the "long term," per Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

Neuvirth left Sunday's game due to the injury. With Brian Elliott also sidelined, the Flyers made the decision to acquire goaltender Petr Mrazek from Detroit on Monday. Given that we now know that both Neuvirth and Elliott won't be back for weeks, if at all for the rest of the regular season, it seems fair to assume that the Flyers will be leaning on Mrazek for a while.
Feb 20 - 5:27 AM

The Flyers could end up surrendering as much as a second-round pick and a third rounder in the Petr Mrazek trade.

The Flyers have exchanged a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick and conditional 2019 third-round selection in order to get Mrazek from Detroit. All it would take for the fourth rounder to become a third-round pick is for Mrazek to win five games, which seems likely given that Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth are currently sidelined. For the 2018 third rounder to become a second-round selection, the Flyers would need to get all the way to the Eastern Conference Final with Mrazek winning at least six playoff games, which would be a surprising development. As for the 2019 third-rounder, the Red Wings would get that if Mrazek re-signs with Philadelphia. Mrazek is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, so the Flyers are in a position to re-sign him if they want, but they might pass on the opportunity given that Elliott and Neuvirth are both locked up through the 2018-19 campaign.
Feb 20 - 5:21 AM

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