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Training Camp News and Notes as Day 2 gets ready to begin.

Boucher on waivers, Pronger in the house, Injury updates from camp.
Monday, 01.14.2013 / 10:28 AM ET
By Anthony SanFilippo - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter / Flyers Inside Out
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A few quick hitters as the Flyers begin Day 2 of a six-day training camp:

- Chris Pronger is here. He is in for his physical. He will not be cleared as his post-concussion problems persist. He will be placed on long-term injured reserve Friday. I do not expect him to speak publicly, but you never know with Pronger.

- Recently acquired goalie Brian Boucher will be placed on waivers today. General manager Paul Holmgren feels Boucher has a good chance of clearing waivers because all teams have at least two healthy goalies today. If he had Boucher in camp for a few days and another goalie in the league got hurt, the Flyers could conceivably lose Boucher on waivers as his cap hit ($950,000) is not prohibitive. Once Boucher clears, he will be assigned to the Phantoms.

- Continuing on the Boucher story, once he arrives with the Phantoms he will be joining a tandem already in place consisting of Scott Munroe and Cal Heeter. Holmgren said that for the time being the Phantoms would carry three goalies. “It’s not an ideal situation but we’ll deal with it,” Holmgren said. “It allows us to have an NHL-caliber goalie in the organization to jump in if we need him to do so. We’ll figure it out eventually with the Phantoms, but for now we’ll live with three goalies down there.” If Boucher makes it to the Phantoms, the Flyers will have to sustain a cap hit of $50,000 to have Boucher in the minors as part of the rules laid out in the new CBA.

- Defenseman Erik Gustafsson now has a timetable for his return to the ice. Gustafsson, who suffered a nasty bone bruise in his foot while blocking a shot, hasn’t played in more than a month. Holmgren said that he’s two weeks away from getting back on the ice. As for fellow defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon, his timetable is still up in the air. He hasn’t played in two months as he deals with problems related to a concussion and he won’t see a doctor for another couple weeks.

- Danny Briere will visit the Flyers doctors for the first time today since injuring his wrist while playing in Germany during the lockout. A better timetable for Briere’s return will be laid out today, but he seems to think he will miss the first three-or-four games of the season.

- The other player acquired in the Boucher trade was University of Minnesota defenseman Mark Alt. Alt is a good NHL prospect and was a second round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010. Reports are that Alt (6-2, 205) is a big, strong defenseman who can skate and has come into his own this season for the Golden Gophers. While Boucher is the headline on this trade now, Alt could be the bigger news down the road. Alt is also the son of former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro lineman John Alt who played in the NFL from 1984-1996.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Gostisbehere 6 1 1 0 2
B. Schenn 6 0 2 2 2
W. Simmonds 6 0 2 -1 2
S. Gagner 6 0 2 1 2
J. Voracek 6 1 0 -1 1
M. Raffl 6 1 0 0 1
R. White 6 1 0 0 1
C. VandeVelde 6 1 0 -1 1
A. MacDonald 6 1 0 0 1
B. Manning 6 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 2 1 0 .981 0.67
S. Mason 0 3 0 .852 4.09
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