Player News - Flyers

Date: Team: Pos:

Ryan White underwent surgery to repair his left pectoralis muscle on Wednesday.

According to Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall: "The injury occurred during an off-ice workout in Brandon, Manitoba last week. There has been no timetable established on Ryan's return." Whited signed a one-year deal with the Flyers earlier this month.
Aug 28 - 7:18 PM

Brandon Manning and the Flyers have agreed to a one-year contract worth $700,000.

Manning played on one-year, two-way deal last season as well. In 74 AHL games during the 2013-14 campaign, he recorded eight goals, 31 points and 231 penalty minutes. Unfortunately, he also had a minus-24 rating.
Aug 27 - 11:12 AM

Coach Craig Berube and Vincent Lecavalier appear to be stuck with each other for another season.

Lecavalier had trouble adapting to Berube's coaching style and he spent plenty of time on the bench last season as a result. The Flyers also tried unsuccessfully to trade Lecavalier during the off-season. However, both sides are willing to make it work. "He just needs to change his game a little bit," Berube said during a recent interview. "We talked about that after the season and he's willing to do that. And I'm willing to bend a little bit here, too, so I've have to do a little bit better job managing him and he's got to buy into the team." Lecavalier has been working hard over the summer and he doesn't appear to be upset that he wasn't dealt.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 26 - 3:03 PM

Brett Hextall has signed an AHL deal with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The son of Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall will play for the club's minor-league team. He has played the past three seasons for Arizona's AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. Hextall had 11 goals, 23 points and 83 penalty minutes in 59 games last year.
Source: AHL.com
Aug 25 - 3:22 PM

Andrew MacDonald will be counted on to take a larger role this season, especially with Kimmo Timonen sidelined due to a blood clot issue.

He received a six-year, $30 million contract extension from the Flyers after he was acquired from the Islanders and Philadelphia needs more out of him than they received last year. MacDonald was the leader in average ice time in New York prior to being dealt and he was receiving power-play time as well MacDonald will probably get the same opportunities this season with the Flyers, but his time with the man advantage could be limited to the second unit if Michael Del Zotto starts producing again.
Aug 25 - 11:37 AM

Robert Hagg is eager to play his first full season in North America this year.

He skated in 10 minor-league games last campaign and is slated to start 2014-15 in the AHL with Philadelphia's affiliate in Lehigh Valley. Hagg is hoping to be NHL-ready in a couple of years. "It is going to be in 2 years, being realistic," he said. "Two years from now, I am going to have a Flyers jersey. That is my goal." Until then, he's busy building muscle, quickness and explosiveness to be ready when he gets a chance.
Aug 21 - 11:11 AM

Steve Mason (finger) got back on the ice Monday for the first time in three weeks.

He suffered a broken pinky finger while playing ball hockey. It looks like Mason will be available for training camp, which is just a month away. We'll let you know if that changes.
Aug 18 - 7:36 PM

Anthony Stolarz is nearly ready to start his first professional season after he had hip surgery in May.

He expects to be 100 percent shortly and Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall said Stolarz is slated to skate on Tuesday as he continues his rehab. Stolarz is excited to start his pro career after playing the last two seasons in the OHL with London. "Everyone looks forward to it. It is a huge step in my career," he said. "For me, it is going out there and continuing to get better. Just go and try to win as many games as we can. Moving to Lehigh Valley, having a new group of guys coming in, younger guys are coming in that I know. It is going to be a fun year and we are going to succeed the best we can."
Aug 18 - 11:02 AM

Philadelphia coach Craig Berube thinks his team will be better in shootouts next season.

"I don't like them, but I think it's a mental thing more than anything," he said. "I think we will be better this year at them." The Flyers posted a 3-8 record in shootouts last season, which was the third-worst mark in the league. When he was asked what the team could do to improve he said: "You can do a lot of things, but it's like anything else - work on it. Just work on it. Work on it, but work on it with a purpose. Don't just go cruise in there and put the puck between your legs and flip it over the goalie because you've not going to do that in a game." The New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs last season because they went 0-13 in shootouts, so improvement should be a point of emphasis for all teams that struggled to pick up those crucial points in the standings.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 18 - 10:45 AM

Darroll Powe signed an AHL contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

It will be Powe's first games as a Phantom in nearly six years, with his last appearance coming on Nov. 29, 2008. He spent the 2013-14 season with the Rangers' minor-league affiliate in Hartford, where he produced 13 goals, 24 points and 106 penalty minutes in 73 games. Powe also dressed in one contest with the big club.
Aug 14 - 10:02 AM

Newly-acquired Nick Schultz is likely to start the season as Philadelphia's seventh defenseman.

The medical situation befalling Kimmo Timonen looked like it may force Schultz into a more prominent role with his new club, but the quick addition of Michael Del Zotto likely pushes the former Oiler back down to the seventh position. Regardless of his NHL abilities, Schultz offers very little in the way of fantasy value.
Aug 9 - 8:27 AM

The addition of Michael Del Zotto to the fold in Philadelphia will likely force other changes to the Flyers defensive pairings.

Although veteran Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) has spent the last few seasons paired primarily with Braydon Coburn, it's unlikely coach Craig Berube will slide Del Zotto into that slot, favoring Andrew MacDonald with Coburn instead. "MacDonald and Coburn played together some games last year and I really liked what I saw there as a shutdown pair," Berube said. He went on to say that he intends to start the season with Del Zotto in a pairing with defensive-minded Luke Schenn with Nick Grossman and Mark Streit forming the third duo.
Aug 9 - 8:24 AM

Philadelphia expects more from Brayden Schenn this season.

"He's got a real gift at putting the puck in the net," GM Ron Hextall said. "He scored 20 goals, which at this stage of the game that's a lot of goals. But we still think there's more there and there's more growth. I think the biggest thing is the consistency part." Schenn is considered a candidate to play on the Flyers' top line this year, but he may fit in better as a second-line center. He set career-highs in goals (20), assists (21) and points (41) in 82 games last season.
Aug 8 - 4:20 PM

Luke Schenn is being circled as a possible defense partner for Michael Del Zotto.

"I always like a puck mover with a stay-at-home guy, but there are always games when we put two big guys together," coach Craig Berube said. The Flyers bench boss liked what he saw from pairings of Braydon Coburn with Andrew MacDonald and Mark Streit alongside Nick Grossmann from last season. Philadelphia will miss Kimmo Timonen if he's unable to play due to blood clots.
Aug 8 - 10:05 AM

Ryan White has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

He registered six points and 50 penalty minutes in 54 games last season with Montreal. If White earns a roster spot with the Flyers out of training camp then it will likely be on the fourth line or as an extra.
Aug 7 - 5:00 PM


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