Elliott will start Tuesday vs. the Penguins.
Elliott stopped 34 of 35 shots in the Flyers win over the Kings on Saturday. Since Carter Hart got hurt, Elliott has gone 2-0 while stopping 64 of the 68 shots (.941 SV%) that he has faced. In his first start vs. the Penguins, Elliott allowed six goals on 28 shots in a 7-1 loss in late-October.
Rubtsov will draw into the Flyers lineup on Tuesday.
With Michael Raffl out with an upper-body injury, Rubtsov will draw in on the fourth line on Tuesday. He has no points in three NHL games this season and has 12 points (2G / 10A) in 28 AHL games.
Raffl (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Raffl was banged up late in Saturday's game and will be held out of the lineup vs. the Penguins. The Flyers are playing it safe before the bye week, so German Rubtsov will draw in on the fourth line and Joel Farabee will move up to the Sean Couturier line.
Raffl (upper-body) is questionable to play on Tuesday.
Raffl suffered an upper-body injury late in Saturday's game vs. the Kings and is questionable for play Tuesday vs. the Penguins. German Rubtsov has been recalled to take Raffl's spot if he's unavailable.
The Flyers have recalled German Rubtsov from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Michael Raffl is questionable to play Tuesday due to an upper-body injury, so Rubtsov could play in his fourth career NHL game. The 21-year-old has two goals and 10 assists (12 points) in 28 AHL games this season.
Braun (groin) will return to the Flyers lineup on Saturday.
Braun missed the previous six games with a groin issue but is set to play tonight vs. the Kings. Braun, who has 10 points (2G / 8A) in 42 games, will replace Mark Friedman, who was assigned to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
The Flyers have sent Mark Friedman to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Friedman appeared in five straight games with the Flyers but returns to the AHL with Justin Braun expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday. Friedman had one assist with the Flyers and has 10 points (2G / 8A) in 28 AHL games.
Source: @NHLFlyers 01/18/20, 3:02 pm EST
Elliott will start Saturday vs. the Kings.
Elliott allowed three goals on 33 shots in the Flyers win in St. Louis on Wednesday. Alex Lyon started Thursday, so they'll come back to Elliott tonight vs. the Kings. He is 2-1-2 with a 2.74 GAA and .900 SV% on home ice this year and draws a nice matchup with Los Angeles in town. The Kings have lost six of their last seven (1-5-1) while averaging 2.14 goals per game.
Lyon will start Thursday vs. the Canadiens.
Tonight will be Lyon's first NHL game in over a year. He has gone 9-11-2 with a 2.56 GAA and .916 SV% in 23 AHL games this season but is 4-3-1 with a 3.05 GAA and .894 SV% in 13 career NHL starts. Even with a decent matchup, Lyon is a risky option as he's set to go toe-to-toe with Carey Price.
Source: Dave Isaac 01/16/20, 6:25 pm EST
Stewart has cleared waivers and been assigned to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Stewart was placed on waivers yesterday but played 5:32 TOI in St. Louis. After clearing waivers he's been sent to Lehigh Valley in order to make room for Joel Farabee to be recalled.
Farabee was called up from Lehigh Valley (AHL) and is expected to play Thursday.
Farabee had to be sent down yesterday to make way for Alex Lyon to backup Brian Elliott. With Chris Stewart clearing waivers and being assigned to the Phantoms, Farabee comes back up and is expected to play vs. the Canadiens.
The Flyers have sent Joel Farabee to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Carter Hart will miss 2-to-3 weeks with an abdominal strain and that affected their cap situation. Farabee had to be sent down in order to call-up Alex Lyon to serve as Brian Elliott's backup on Wednesday. Chris Stewart was also placed on waivers, so expect Farabee to be recalled tomorrow once Stewart is claimed or clears waivers (most likely).
The Flyers have recalled Alex Lyon from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Lyon will serve as Brian Elliott's backup for at least two weeks because Carter Hart is out with an abdominal strain. The 27-year-old, who has 13 games of NHL experience, has gone 9-11-2 with a 2.56 GAA and .916 SV% in 23 AHL games this season.
Hart will miss 2-to-3 weeks with a right lower abdominal strain.
Hart left Tuesday's practice early and was evaluated after the session. On Wednesday, the Flyers announced that their No.1 netminder will miss at least two weeks with an abdominal strain. With Hart out, Brian Elliott takes over as their starter and Alex Lyon was recalled from Lehigh Valley (AHL) to serve as the No.2.
Hart was forced to leave Tuesday's practice with a lower-body injury.
Hart left the practice session and will be checked out for a potential lower-body issue. Brian Elliott was already scheduled to start Wednesday, so they may need to call-up a backup, but expect an update on Wednesday.
Elliott will start Wednesday in St. Louis.
Elliott allowed five goals on 33 shots i nthe Flyers loss in Carolina on January 7th. Since Christmas, he is 1-1-1 with a 3.82 GAA and .859 SV% and is 7-4-1 with a 3.32 GAA and .894 SV% on the road this year. With Carter Hart out for at least two weeks, the Flyers will turn to Elliott as their No.1. Since leaving St. Louis following the 2016 season, Elliott is 3-1-0 while stopping 81 of 91 shots (.890 SV%) vs. the Blues.
Patrick (head) is expected to play at some point in 2020.
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher met with the media on Tuesday and said that he expects him to play this year. Patrick has missed the first 46 games of the 2019-20 season with a migraine disorder and remains week-to-week.
Hart will start Monday vs. the Bruins.
Hart stopped 27 of 28 shots in the Flyers 1-0 shutout loss to the Lightning on Saturday. Hart continues to play exceptionally well on home-ice, entering Monday at 12-2-2 with a 1.49 GAA, .947 SV% and one shutout at the Wells Fargo Center. He stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 3-2 shootout win in his first start vs. the Bruins, who are 4-3-1 while averaging 3.00 goals per game in their last eight road games.
The Flyers reassigned David Kase to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Kase played just 5:00 TOI in Saturday's loss to the Lightning. He returns to the AHL with Connor Bunnaman coming the other way to serve as the Flyers' fourth-line centre on Monday. Kase has three goals and four assists (seven points) in 29 AHL games this season.
The Flyers recalled Connor Bunnaman from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Bunnaman will be the latest Phantom to get a shot to stick on the Flyers fourth line. Recalling Bunnaman will allow Scott Laughton to move back to the wing, where head coach Alain Vigneault thinks he "best helps the team." Bunnaman has four goals and one assist (five points) in 21 AHL games this season.