The Flyers have signed Travis Sanheim to a two-year, $6.5 million ($3.25M AAV) contract extension.
Sanheim had a terrific first full NHL season in 2019, scoring nine goals with 26 assists (35 points) in 82 games with the Flyers. Through the first two months of the season, Sanheim played just 16:19 TOI/gm but by February he was second among Flyers defenseman in TOI, averaging 21:42 per game. Even with Philadelphia bringing in veteran blueliners Justin Braun and Matt Niskanen, Sanheim still projects to be a top-pairing defenseman next to Ivan Provorov in 2020.
Sanheim (shoulder) is expected to be back next week.
Sanheim is dealing with a minor shoulder injury that he suffered last weekend. The Flyers are keeping their young defenseman off of the ice for one-week as precaution, but expect him back next week. The 22-year-old defenseman is expected to play on the Flyers’ third-pairing this season after posting 10 points (2G / 8A) in 49 games with them last season.
Sanheim has been recalled from Lehigh Valley (AHL) and will play on Saturday.
Sanheim, 21, has picked up one goal and 15 assists (16 points) in 18 games with the Phantoms this season. Today he will play his first NHL game since January 13th and comes up with five points (1G / 4A) and a minus-10 rating in 35 NHL games.
Sanheim is expected to draw into the Flyers lineup on Saturday.
Sanheim is expected to be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Sanheim will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Sanheim was a healthy scratch in the first game of the season, but will replace Brandon Manning in game No.2 of the season. Sanheim had some dominant games during the preseason and had 37 points (10G / 27A) in 76 games with Lehigh Valley (AHL) a season ago.