STOLARZ LOANED BACK TO LONDON AS FLYERS TRIM ROSTER

Monday, 09.16.2013 / 12:42 PM
Anthony SanFilippo  - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter

Anthony Stolarz played well in his two games in a Flyers jersey.

He played half the contest for the Flyers in their annual rookie game against the Washington Capitals and didn't allow a goal.

Then, on Sunday, he subbed in for starter Steve Mason and only allowed one goal in an entire period-plus against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was a nice sign of good things to come for the Flyers top goaltending prospect.

But now, it's time for him to get more experience.

The Flyers left London Sunday following their 4-3 exhibition loss to the Leafs and headed to Toronto for a preseason rematch, however Stolarz didn't travel with the rest of the team.

Instead, he stayed in London, where he is the starting goalie for the London Knights, as the Flyers loaned him back to his junior team for the impending start to their season.

The Flyers are very happy with Stolarz progress so far, but also realize he needs to play and continue to develop. Since he is only 19, he is not allowed to be assigned to the AHL (minimum age of 20) Stolarz will return to London where a big year is expected, including the Knights playing host to the Memorial Cup.

The Flyers also released four players from the amateur tryout contracts Tuesday, saying goodbye to Stephen Harper, Colin MacDonald, Andrew Ryan and Jared Hauf, the latter of whom the team announced Saturday was being returned to his junior team, the Seattle Thunderbirds.

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