The Flyers have recalled Mark Friedman from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
With Philippe Myers out long-term, Friedman comes up to serve as the Flyers seventh defenseman. Friedman has one assist in six NHL games this season and has picked up 18 points (3G / 15A) in 45 AHL games.
The Flyers have signed Wyatte Wylie to a three-year entry-level contract.
Wylie was selected in the fifth-round pick in 2018 and is second among WHL defensemen with 64 points (14G / 50A) in 62 games.
Myers will miss approximately four weeks with a fractured patella.
This announcement comes a few hours after the Flyers labelled Myers as a game-time decision for tonight's game, which obviously isn't the case anymore. Myers should be ready for the start of the playoffs but will be replaced by Shayne Gostisbehere tonight.
Source: @NHLFlyers 03/10/20, 6:30 pm EST
Hart will start Tuesday vs. the Bruins.
Hart stopped 38 of 39 shots in the Flyers win over the Sabres on Saturday. Hart is riding a seven-game winning streak while posting a 1.72 GAA and .942 SV% and is 20-2-2 with a 1.61 GAA, .944 SV% and one shutout on home ice this season. The 21-year-old has won both of his starts vs. the Bruins this season, stopping 52 of 59 shots (.881 SV%) in the process.
Gostisbehere will be back in the Flyers lineup on Tuesday.
Despite Philippe Myers being listed as a game-time decision, Gostisbehere said that he'll play tonight vs. the Bruins. It will be Gostisbehere's first NHL game since February 6th and he comes back in with 12 points (5G / 7A) in 41 games this season.
Myers (leg) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Myers was back on the ice for Tuesday's optional morning skate after leaving Monday's practice while dealing with the aftereffects of blocking a shot on Saturday. Myers is considered a game-time decision and will be replaced by Shayne Gostisbehere if he can't play.
Hart will start Saturday vs. the Sabres.
Hart allowed one goal on 29 shots in the Flyers win over the Hurricanes on Thursday. Hart is riding a six-game winning streak, posting a 1.83 GAA and .935 SV% in the process. He's been lights out on home-ice all season, going 19-2-2, including a 16-save performance in a 6-1 win in his first start vs. the Sabres.
Source: Jordan Hall 03/7/20, 3:06 pm EST
van Riemsdyk will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a broken hand.
van Riemsdyk will miss at least one month after breaking his hand in Washington on Wednesday. If he misses the minimum four weeks, van Riemsdyk will be back just in time for the start of the playoffs. Joel Farabee will replace him in Thursday’s lineup but Derek Grant will take his spot on PP2.
Source: @NHLFlyers 03/5/20, 5:09 pm EST
van Riemsdyk suffered a broken hand on Wednesday.
van Riemsdyk left Wednesday’s game after blocking a Jonas Siegenthaler shot and did not return. van Riemsdyk immediately underwent X-rays and it was determined that he suffered a broken right hand and will be sidelined for some time. Head coach Alain Vigneault did not know the severity of it post-game but expect him to be re-evaluated and for the Flyers to release a detailed timeline prior to Thursday’s game vs. the Hurricanes. Joel Farabee was recalled from Lehigh Valley (AHL) and will replace van Riemsdyk in the lineup on Thursday.
Source: Dave Isaac 03/5/20, 9:58 am EST
The Flyers have recalled Joel Farabee from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Farabee has scored three goals with one assist in five AHL games since being sent down on February 24th. With James van Riemsdyk suffering a broken hand last night, Farabee is expected to jump right back into the Flyers lineup on Thursday. He has picked up 20 points (7G / 13A) in 49 games with Philadelphia this season.
Hart will start Thursday vs. the Hurricanes.
Hart allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Flyers win in New York on Sunday. With Brian Elliott going last night in Washington, Hart will start tonight vs. the Hurricanes. Hart is on a six-game home winning streak, stopping 163 of the 176 shots (.926 SV%) that he faced. In his first start vs. the Hurricanes, Hart stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 4-1 win (Nov.5).
Elliott will start Wednesday in Washington.
Elliott gave up three goals on 31 shots in the Flyers win in Columbus on February 20th. Carter Hart has started seven of the last eight games but Elliott starts the front-end of their back-to-back tonight in Washington. Elliott is 11-5-2 with a 3.10 GAA and .894 SV% on the road this season.
Source: Dave Isaac 03/4/20, 3:45 pm EST
Couturier (illness) is in the Flyers lineup on Sunday.
The Flyers recalled Joel Farabee from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Farabee has been summoned from the AHL because Sean Couturier is questionable to play Sunday afternoon due to illness. If Couturier can’t play, Farabee will draw into the lineup.
Source: @NHLFlyers 03/1/20, 11:21 am EST
Couturier (illness) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Couturier's status for Sunday's game is up in the air so the Flyers recalled Joel Farabee from Lehigh Valley (AHL) as insurance. If Couturier can't play, Claude Giroux will move to centre and Farabee will draw into the lineup.
Hart will start Sunday in New York.
Hart will start Friday vs. the Rangers.
Hart allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Flyers win over the Sharks on Tuesday. Hart has won three in a row with a 1.67 GAA and .942 SV% and continues to play brilliantly on home ice. He is now 17-2-2 with a 1.65 GAA, .941 SV% and one shutout in 21 games at the Wells Fargo Center and is a must-start regardless of the matchup when he's in this building.
Hart will start Tuesday vs. the Sharks.
Hart allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Flyers win over the Jets on Saturday. Since returning from injury, Hart has gone 4-1-0 with a 2.02 GAA and .929 SV% in five starts. He’s been outstanding on home-ice all season, going 16-2-3 with a 1.64 GAA, .942 SV% and one shutout and is a must-start vs. the Sharks.
The Flyers have sent Joel Farabee to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
The Flyers added two forwards at the deadline (Derek Grant and Nate Thompson) so they'll send Farabee back to the AHL "for now." GM Chuck Fletcher said that he wants "to make sure we’re giving Joel all the ability to be the player he can become. He’s only 19. He’s been a big part of our team but he’s going to be an even bigger part of our future…I have no doubt he’ll be back with us and help us.” This move also keeps Farabee available for the AHL playoffs.
Source: @NHLFlyers 02/24/20, 9:00 pm EST
The Flyers have sent Connor Bunnaman to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Bunnaman may be a casualty of the Flyers moves on Monday. Philadelphia added two veteran centres in Derek Grant and Nate Thompson, likely forcing Bunnaman to the AHL for the foreseeable future. The 21-year-old has two points (1G / 1A) in 21 NHL games and five points (4G / 1A) inn 24 AHL games this season.
Source: @NHLFlyers 02/24/20, 8:58 pm EST