Hart will start in Vancouver on Saturday.
Hart has looked outstanding in the Flyers' previous two games, winning both contests with a .946 SV% and a 1.50 GAA to show for it. The 21-year-old phenom looks set to enjoy a breakout campaign in 2019-20. He's a must start in fantasy tonight against the Canucks.
Hart will start Wednesday vs. the Devils.
Hart allowed three goals on 31 shots I the Flyers win over the Blackhawks in their season opener overseas. Now he returns to Philadelphia, where Hart was 11-9-1 with a 2.98 GAA and .912 SV% last season. He will face a Devils team that is still looking for their first win of the season, having been outscored 12-to-6 so far.
The Flyers have sent Joel Farabee to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Farabee, who was a first-round pick (No.14 overall) in 2018 nearly made the Flyers opening night roster but the last second return of Tyler Pitlick has pushed him to the AHL to begin the year. The 19-year-old had 17 goals and 19 assists (36 points) in 37 games at Boston University last season.
Pitlick (wrist) has been cleared and will play Friday vs. the Blackhawks.
Pitlick was questionable for the opener due to a wrist injury that he suffered in the preseason. With Pitlick being cleared, Joel Farabee has been sent back to the AHL.
Hart will start the Flyers season opener vs. The Blackhawks.
The Flyers and Blackhawks will meet in the Czech Republic on Friday and the 21-year-old netminder will start opening night. Hart was thrust into the NHL last year and played very well, going 16-13-1 with a 2.83 GAA and .917 SV%. He’ll be a solid No.2 fantasy option this season, but draws a tough assignment vs. a Chicago team that was eighth in the NHL in scoring last year.
Patrick has been diagnosed with migraine disorder and is listed as week-to-week.
Patrick will not be going to Europe to start the season and is officially listed as week-to-week. With Patrick missing a couple of weeks, Connor Bunnaman is expected to serve as the Flyers fourth-line centre to begin the season.
Source: @NHLFlyers 09/26/19, 3:08 pm EST
Pitlick (wrist) is questionable for the Flyers season opener.
Pitlick recently joined Flyers practice in a non-contact capacity but his status for the season opener remains cloudy. If Pitlick is out, look for Carsen Twarnyski to make the team and start the year on the Flyers fourth-line.
Patrick (upper-body) is expected to miss opening night (Oct.4).
Flyers’ GM Chuck Fletcher will have an update on Patrick’s status in the next couple of days. At this point, it looks like Patrick will miss the start of the NHL season, which opens the door for Joel Farabee to crack the opening night roster.
Frost will be out 5-to-7 days with a groin strain.
Frost seemed like a front-runner to at start the season with the Flyers, but this injury all but guarantees that he will end up in the AHL next week. While this is bad news for Frost, it opens the door for fellow rookies German Rubtsov and Joel Farabee to make the opening night roster.
Source: @NHLFlyers 09/23/19, 3:01 pm EST
The Flyers have signed Travis Konecny to a six-year deal worth $33.0M ($5.5M AAV).
Konecny ranks 33rd in the NHL in even-strength goals (43) over the last two seasons while playing 15:05 ATOI. In 2020, Konecny figures to be a staple on the top line with Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux and should see a lot more ice-time. That should allow him to get over 200 shots and 24 goals while chipping in close to 30 assists.
Source: Dave Isaac 09/16/19, 3:59 pm EST
The Flyers have re-signed Ivan Provorov to a six-year deal worth $40.5M ($6.75M AAV).
Provorov and the Flyers wrap-up their RFA stalemate with a six-year extension that makes him the highest-paid defenseman on the team (per PuckPedia). After a breakout 2018 campaign, Provorov had a disappointing 26 points (7G / 19A) in 82 games last year. He has not missed a game in three years and is poised to lead the Flyers in ice-time again in 2020.
Source: Flyers 09/15/19, 3:52 pm EST
The Flyers have re-signed Nicolas Aube-Kubel to a one-year contract.
Aube-Kubel had 16 goals and 14 assists (30 points) in 54 AHL games and appeared in the first nine NHL games of his career with Philadelphia in 2019. The 23-year-old doesn’t have great size but can play a solid two-way game with some offensive flair for the bottom-6. He will likely start 2020 in the AHL but could be one of the Flyers first call-ups.
The Flyers re-signed Scott Laughton to a two-year extension worth $4.6 million ($2.3M AAV).
Source: Dave Isaac 07/12/19, 6:24 pm EST