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The Philadelphia Flyers are expected to sign Oskar Lindblom to a contract.

Lindblom was selected 138th overall in 2014 but he had a breakout season in the Swedish Elite League with 22 goals and 47 points in 52 games. The 20-year-old saw some AHL action in late March and April of 2016 as he had two goals and seven points in eight games before returning to Sweden this season. He has an outstanding chance to crack the Flyers lineup out of training camp. It looks like the Flyers scored big with their fifth round pick in 2014.
May 21 - 8:31 AM

Updating a previous report, general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers Ron Hextall has confirmed that Samuel Morin recently underwent surgery on both wrists.

Hextall texted in to Philly News writer Sam Carchidi that the injury is "nothing long term". Morin stands at 6-foot-7, weighing 227 pounds and was the 11th overall pick of the Flyers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is expected to be a regular contributor to the blue line for the Flyers next season.
May 13 - 12:24 PM

Samuel Morin may have underwent surgery recently.

Morin posted two photos on Instagram of what appears to be his stitched arm. Morin did not miss any games with Lehigh Valley of the AHL because of injuries and the Flyers have not announced anything yet regarding his status.
May 13 - 10:05 AM

Claude Giroux has two goals and six points in four games with Team Canada in the 2017 World Championship.

Giroux is serving as the captain for Canada, which has gotten off to a 4-0 start in the tournament. He had a rough 2016-17 campaign by his standards with 14 goals and 58 points in 82 contests, but so far it's looking like playing in the Worlds will allow him to enter the summer on a more positive note.
May 12 - 10:51 AM

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored once and assisted on another to lead France to a 5-1 upset win over Finland at the World Championships.

You probably got great odds if you bet on the French as Finland were prohibitive favorites to win. The real star of the game was France’s netminder Florian Hardy who stopped 42 of 43 Finnish shots. The 32-year-old has played the last two seasons in Austria and has never been a factor at the world level until this week. Bellemare had four goals and eight points in a full NHL season so he has no fantasy value next year in pools.
May 8 - 9:56 AM

Claude Giroux will captain Team Canada in the 2017 World Championships.

Giroux has played for Canada in several tournaments in the past. He's won gold medals with Canada in the 2008 World Juniors and 2015 World Championships. In that 2015 tournament, Giroux scored three goals and 10 points in 10 games. He was also part of Canada's championship squad in the 2016 World Cup, though he only participated in one game in that tournament.
May 4 - 7:00 PM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall isn't ruling out the possibility of re-signing goaltender Steve Mason, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

"Obviously, Steve Mason is still an option for us but we’re going to look around and see what else is out there," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said Wednesday on NHL Radio. "In the end we’ll decide what our best option is." That being said, we would be a little surprised if Mason does end up back in Philadelphia. The Flyers have already signed Michal Neuvirth to a two-year, $3.25 million contract and while you might argue that Philadelphia can simply continue to go with the same tandem of Neuvirth and Mason that they've had in the past, Mason might pass on that. Mason argued recently that goaltending platoons don't work, so he might want to avoid getting into one if he can at all avoid it. Mason had a 2.66 GAA and .908 save percentage in 58 games in 2016-17.
Source: NBC Sports
May 4 - 5:33 PM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall described Saturday's jump in the NHL Entry Draft as a "big day for our franchise."

The Flyers were projected to have the 13th overall pick, but they beat the odds in the draft lottery to move up to the second position. They will likely take either Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier with that selection, depending on who the New Jersey Devils take with the first overall pick. That's big for the Flyers, not only because either one would be a much better prospect than what Philadelphia would likely get in the middle of the first round, but also because it means that the Flyers are in line to get a high-end forward to compliment their prospect pool that's currently is more geared towards defensemen and goaltenders.
May 1 - 9:56 AM

With a little bit of luck tonight, the Philadelphia Flyers might find themselves picking at the top of the board during the June NHL Entry Draft.

The Flyers currently hold a 2.2% chance of jumping from 13th to 1st in the upcoming draft. Many experts project Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings as being the first name called at the podium. Patrick and Flyers rookie Ivan Provorov spent time together playing in Brandon during Provorov's final two junior hockey seasons. If the Flyers don't move into one of the top three selections, GM Rox Hextall believes this draft is loaded with offensive talent. If they stand pat at 13, it would be the first time in their franchise history that the Flyers held the 13th pick in the NHL draft. The results of tonight's NHL Draft Lottery will be revealed shortly after 8 p.m. ET.
Apr 29 - 12:06 PM

Philadelphia has a 2.2 percent chance of winning the NHL draft lottery.

The Flyers as well as the other teams that missed the playoffs will be in Toronto Saturday night to try to get one of the first three overall picks in this June's NHL Draft.
Apr 29 - 9:58 AM

Mikhail Vorobyov's entry-level contract with Philadelphia is official.

The contract was reported on Wednesday, but the Flyers announced it Thursday afternoon. He's coming over to North America fter scoring three goals and 11 points in 44 KHL contests this season. The Flyers took him with the 104th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 27 - 4:01 PM

Mikhail Vorobyov has reportedly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers on an entry-level contract.

TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie and CapFriendly have reported that the deal is done. The 20-year-old center posted 11 points in 44 games with Salavat Yulaev of the KHL in 2016-17. Vorobyov was chosen by the Flyers in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft.
Apr 26 - 4:29 PM

T.J. Brennan had another huge season in the AHL.

Brennan recorded 21 goals, 60 points, and 101 penalty minutes in 76 contests with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 28-year-old is one of the AHL's top players, having been to their all-star game on four consecutive occasions and having won their defenseman of the year award twice. He only has 53 NHL games on his resume though and didn't play at all for Philadelphia in 2016-17. He's a viable depth option in the event of injuries, but at this stage of his career he's mostly someone that can help bolster a minor league team and serve as a positive influence on the younger players in the system.
Apr 26 - 10:12 AM

Wayne Simmonds has been nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award.

The award is given to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community." The winner of the award will receive $25,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. Wayne's Road Hockey Warriors has helped raise $100,000 through this event.
Apr 25 - 7:08 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers were happy with the play of Valtteri Filppula after they acquired him from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline.

Filppula had five goals and eight points in 20 games but GM Ron Hextall is looking forward to next season when he has him for all 82 games. "I felt like later in the year, we had more bullets in our gun," Hextall said. "(Jordan) Weal comes in and does a good job. Filppula comes in and really gives us stability. Really upgraded our top nine. So when you're talking 5-on-5 play, just to depend on five or six guys, all of a sudden you have nine guys you can count on." Filppula ended the campaign with 12 goals and 42 points so look for similar numbers next season if he remains healthy.
Apr 23 - 10:26 AM


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