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APRIL 27
4:36 p.m.

AKESON DEBUTS
For the second time in as many games a Flyers prospect will make his NHL debut.

Jason Akeson, who the Flyers inked to an entry-level contract on Mar. 2, 2011, is in the line-up for tonight's season finale in Ottawa.

"I'm just excited to be here and I'm in my hometown so it's a dream come true for sure," said Akeson, who grew up 30 minutes outside of Ottawa in Orleans, Ont.

"I grew up watching guys like Daniel Alfredsson so to be able to play against these guys for my first NHL game is pretty special."

As far as his expectations, Akeson wants to leave his mark in his first NHL game, but not have to change his game doing so.

"I just want to keep it simple, try not to be nervous out there and try not to do too much, but try not to do too little."

Akeson was recalled by the Flyers on Apr. 22, along with four other players, after the club's AHL affiliate in Adirondack season ended. He led the Phantoms in scoring with 20 goals and 33 assists for 53 points in 62 games after spending the first part of the year with the ECHL's Trenton Titans.

Ottawa has played host to many NHL first-games in past years for the Flyers. Last season, Harry Zolnierczyk appeared in his first game at Ottawa on Oct. 18, 2012, while the 2010-11 season saw defenseman Erik Gustafsson make his NHL debut at Scotiabank Place on Feb. 26. Claude Giroux also made his NHL debut at age 20 in Ottawa on Feb. 19, 2008.

FlyersTV sat down with Akeson during training camp, here's a quick prospect profile...



APRIL 25
5:11 p.m.

KONAN IN
Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette announced that defenseman Matt Konan will make his NHL debut tonight and be in the line-up when the Flyers take on the NY Islanders in their home finale.

Konan, who will wear No. 34, was recalled by the Flyers on Monday, along with four of his Phantoms teammates from Adirondack.

He was briefly recalled by the Flyers along with Brandon Manning on April 16, but did not play.

In 45 games with the Phantoms, his first pro season, Konan posted two goals and four assists for six points and 54 penalty minutes. He also appeared in five games with the club's ECHL affiliate, the Trenton Titans this season.

The Flyers signed the free agent Konan to an entry-level contract on Apr. 2, 2012 after five seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League.

Here's Konan's interview after his recall on Apr. 16...



APRIL 23
12:39 p.m.


TIMONEN'S SEASON OVER
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that defenseman Kimmo Timonen will miss the remainder of the regular season.

"Kimmo will be out for the remainder of the season due to a compression fracture in his left foot. He will be fully recovered in 4-5 weeks," said Holmgren in a statement.

UPDATED: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren speaks to the media on Kimmo's condition...


Tonight is the first missed game of the season for Timonen, who was one of four players to have appeared in all 45 games thus far.
 
In his 14th season in the NHL, Timonen has posted his second best points-per-game output of his career, recording 29 points (5g-24a) in 45 games (.64). He recently appeared in his 1,000th game in the NHL on Mar. 18 at Tampa Bay, which was also his 38th birthday.

Timonen signed a one-year contract extension with the Flyers on Feb. 7, bringing him back for a seventh season with the club.

In his previous six years with the Flyers, Timonen has recorded 32 goals and 203 assists in 442 games. He added another three goals and 25 assists for 28 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including 11 points in 23 games to help the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2010.


APRIL 22

4:21 p.m.

PHANTOMS RECALLED
As the Flyers approach their final three games of the regular season they will have plenty of players to fill out the game roster.

The club announced today that they have recalled forwards Jason Akeson, Scott Laughton and Tye McGinn, as well as defensemen Matt Konan and Andreas Lilja from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

McGinn and Laughton each spent time with the Flyers this season. Laughton made the opening roster and appeared in the first five games with the Flyers, going scoreless while posting 10 shots on goal and 11:31 of average ice-time per game.

McGinn appeared in 18 games for the Flyers, recording three goals and two assists for five points and 19 penalty minutes. He also missed six games due to a broken orbital bone.

Konan was briefly recalled by the Flyers on Apr. 16 along with defenseman Brandon Manning, to be available for the Flyers-Rangers game, but did not dress. He appeared in 42 games with Adirondack where he has two goals and four assists for six points in his first season of pro hockey.

Akeson led the Phantoms in scoring this past season, posting 20 goals and 33 assists for 53 points in 62 games with Adirondack. He began the season with the club's ECHL affiliate, the Trenton Titans, where he had 10 points (2g-8a) in 14 games.

Each player will practice with the squad and be available to be inserted into the line-up if necessary.

The Flyers play the final three games of the regular season this week when they take on the Boston Bruins (Tuesday) and NY Islanders (Thursday) before traveling to Ottawa to take on the Senators on Saturday night.


APRIL 17
5:45 p.m.

RINALDO & ROSEHILL EXTENDED
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced this evening that the club has agreed to a two-year contract extension with forwards Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill.

Rinaldo posted three goals and five points to go along with 85 penalty minutes in 32 games for the Flyers this season.

He is currently out of the line up, missing the last seven games, with a high-ankle sprain on his left leg. Prior to his injury, he was one of the Flyers leaders in hits this season, posting 143 in 32 games.

Rinaldo also missed four games from Jan. 22-27 due to lacerated right thigh.

Rosehill was acquired around the trade deadline from the Anaheim Ducks on Apr. 1 in exchange for Harry Zolnierczyk.

Since joining the Flyers, he has one goal and 47 penalty minutes in seven games.

More information to follow…

3:31 p.m.


MONTREAL'S WHITE SUSPENDED
Two days following the Flyers 7-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL handed down a suspension on Canadiens forward Ryan White on Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins, which forced him out of the game with a concussion.

Below is the offiicial NHL press release, along with video explanation of the suspension.

NEW YORK (April 17, 2013) – Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White has been suspended for five games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins during NHL Game No. 626 in Montreal on Monday, April 15, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, White will forfeit $18,581.10. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 6:11 of the first period. White was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.




APRIL 16
1:58 p.m.

GERVAIS TO UNDERGO SURGERY
The Flyers defense unit took another hit on Tuesday.

According to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, defenseman Bruno Gervais is the latest among that group.

“Bruno Gervais will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn stomach muscle. He will be out indefinitely,” said Holmgren.

Gervais has appeared in 37 of the Flyers' 42 games this season, posting a goal and five assists for six points and 10 penalty minutes. During that time he has averaged 17:07 of ice time on the blueline.

As a result, the Flyers have recalled defensemen Matt Konan and Brandon Manning from the Phantoms (more below…)

12:13 p.m.


KONAN; MANNING RECALLED
Less than 18 hours after taking on the Canadiens in Montreal, the Flyers announced two recalls from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

The club has recalled defensemen Matt Konan and Brandon Manning from the Phantoms.

Konan has been assigned #34, while Manning will wear #32. Both are available to play in tonight's Flyers-Rangers game at the Wells Fargo Center. For Konan, if he is in the line-up, it will be his NHL debut.

The 21-year-old Konan is in his first season of professional hockey, appearing in 42 games with Adirondack where he has two goals and four assists for six points. He also appeared in five games with the club's ECHL affiliate, the Trenton Titans this season.

The Flyers signed the free agent Konan to an entry-level contract on Apr. 2, 2012 after five seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League.

Manning, earns his second recall with the Flyers in his career and first this season. He has 21 points (6g-15a) in 65 games with the Phantoms this season, his second with the club.

The 22-year old Manning appeared in four games with the Flyers last season, going scoreless and averaging 13:43 of ice time.

The recalls comes on the heels of defenseman Kent Huskins leaving last night's Flyers-Canadiens game after suffering a concussion.


APRIL 15
8:32 p.m.

HUSKINS INJURED
Another Flyers defenseman was forced out of the line-up due to an injury.

Tonight at Montreal, Kent Huskins suffered a concussion and will not return to the game according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

At the 6:11 mark of the first period, Huskins was in the Flyers zone and was hit up high by Canadiens forward Ryan White. Huskins immediately went down and later off to the dressing room.

Huskins defense partner, Kurtis Foster immediately went after White along the boards, which resulted in four minutes worth of minors (two for roughing & two for fighting with a visor) along with a five-minute fighting major and game misconduct.

White received a five-minute major for elbowing, five-minutes for fighting and a match penalty.

Under NHL rules, a match penalty involves the suspension of a player for the balance of the game and the offender shall be ordered to the dressing room immediately.

A match penalty shall be imposed on any player who deliberately attempts to injure or who deliberately injures an opponent in any manner.

Huskins appeared in just three shifts early in the game for a total of 2:18 of time-on-ice.

The result was a one-minute power play for the Flyers.


APRIL 13

2:30 p.m.

BRIERE BACK; MASON STARTS
Shortly before warm-ups, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette announced that center Danny Briere would be in the line-up today at Buffalo.

It will be Briere first game since Marc. 18 at Tampa Bay.  He's missed the last 10 games due to a concussion after recording 13 points (5g-8a) in 26 games this season.

Briere was a part of the Sabres organization for four seasons (2002-03 thru 2006-07), appearing in 225 games, where he posted 92 goals and 230 points.

Briere said he was feeling good and ready to come back when talking to reporters yesterday. Here's his full interview…


Laviolette also announced that Steve Mason will get the start between the pipes, his second start and third appearance since being acquired by the Flyers on Apr. 3.

Mason is 3-7-1 with a 2.88 GAA this season.


APRIL 11

6:46 p.m.

FLYERS SIGN QMJHL'S STRAKA
(RW) PETR STRAKA
Following warm-ups of their game against the Senators, the Flyers announced that they have signed right wing Petr Straka to an entry-level contract to begin next season (2013-14).

The 20-year-old Straka recently completed his season with Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he recorded 41 goals and 82 points, as well as a +33 rating, in 55 regular season games.

In eight games during the QMJHL playoffs, Straka posted eight goals and 18 points to average 2.25 points per game.

Over four seasons in the QMJHL, including three with Rimouski Oceanic, Straka recorded 97 goals and 111 assists for 208 points in 212 regular season games and added another 58 points (25g-33a) in 46 postseason games.

A native of Pizen, Czech Republic, Straka was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the  second round (55th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.


APRIL 10

4:43 p.m.

GROSSMANN UPDATE; ADK NEWS
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren gave an injury update this afternoon and the one at the forefront was concerning defenseman Nicklas Grossmann.

He announced that Grossmann will be sidelined for another 2-3 weeks due to a concussion.

Grossmann has missed the last nine games, since being out of the line-up on Mar. 24 at Pittsburgh. At the time, he hadn't missed a game and led the team in blocked shots (82), which also ranked fourth among all players in the NHL.

Holmgren added that there's a chance Danny Briere could be ready to be inserted in the line-up as soon as tomorrow against the Ottawa Senators.

Briere has also been out for the last nine games, since Mar. 24, due to a concussion.

Holmgren said defenseman Braydon Coburn is getting better but called it a "stretch" that he could return before the end of the regular season.

Zac Rinaldo, who was on crutches today at the practice, is still expected to be out indefinitely with his high-ankle sprain on his left leg.

PAIR TO ADK
In minor league transactions, Holmgren announced that forward Tye McGinn has been loaned to club's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

McGinn has three goals and five points in 18 games with the Flyers, but did not play in the last two games.

The Flyers' top pick in 2012, Scott Laughton, recently completed his junior season with the Oshawa Generals, who were eliminated in the second round of the OHL playoffs.

Holmgren announced that Laughton will be joining the Phantoms as well.

Laughton averaged a goal per-game and nearly two points per-game in the playoffs, posting seven goals and 13 points in seven games for the Generals. During his regular season, Laughton had 56 points (23g-33a) and was a +22 in 49 games.

The 18-year-old made the opening day Flyers roster and appeared in five games with the big club, going scoreless, recording 10 shots and an average ice time of 11:31.


APRIL 7

2:04 p.m.

(D) MARK ALT
FLYERS INK ALT
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that the club has signed 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman Mark Alt from the University of Minnesota to an entry-level contract today.

Holmgren also stated that Alt will be assigned to the club's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

The 21-year-old Alt posted seven points, all assists and 20 penalty minutes, including a career-best plus-minus rating of +19 in 39 games for the Golden Gophers this season. He helped the team post an overall record of 26-9-5 and finish first in the WCHA standings, as well as the second-ranked defense in the WCHA, allowing 2.29 goals-per-game.

Over the course of three seasons at Minnesota, Alt posted seven goals and 32 assists for 39 points and 85 penalty minutes in 117 games, which also included a trip to the NCAA's Frozen Four in 2012, which was the team's first appearance since the 2005 season.

“It has been an honor to play for the Gophers for the last three years,” said Alt on Gophersports.com, Minnesota's athletic website. “I want to thank the fans, my teammates and coaches for making it such a great experience. I will forever cherish my days in the Maroon and Gold.”

The rights to Alt were acquired by the Flyers prior to the start of the season in deal that also saw goaltender Brian Boucher return to the team from the Carolina Hurricanes, in exchange for Luke Pither on January 12.

Alt was the Hurricanes second-round pick (53rd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.


APRIL 6

3:00 p.m. CT

KIMMO IN; PROSPECT TO ADK
The official roster has been released and Kimmo Timonen will remain in the Flyers line-up despite missing the end of the Flyers-Maple Leafs game on Thursday.

The Flyers have four players who have now appeared in all 38 games so far this season (Timonen, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Ruslan Fedotenko).

In other Flyers news, two prospects have joined the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms for the final weeks of their season. Nick Cousins and Brandon Alderson.

Both players were on the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on the Ontario Hockey League, who were knocked out of the first round of the OHL playoffs.

Cousins led the team in regular season with 103 points, which also ranked third overall in the OHL. His 27 goals tied for second on the team, while his 76 assists led the Greyhounds and ranked second in the OHL.

During the playoffs, Cousins had six points (3g-3a) as the Greyhounds dropped a six game series to the Owen Sound Attack.

Cousins is the Flyers' third round pick (68th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He signed an entry-level contract on Mar. 26, 2011.

Alderson signed with the Flyers on Mar. 1, 2013 and completed his four-year junior career after posting 64 points in 67 regular season games. He led the team with 28 goals while his 64 points finished third on the squad. He added another four points (1g-3a) in six playoff games.


APRIL 5

11:37 p.m. CT

INJURY UPDATE
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren gave a brief update on three injured Flyers, the most recent being the status of defenseman Kimmo Timonen who did not finish last night's game at Toronto.

Timonen suffered an undisclosed injury and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's 3 p.m. faceoff against the Jets in Winnipeg.

Holmgren also announced that the status remains the same for (D) Nicklas Grossmann, who has been out of action since missing the club's Mar. 24 game at Pittsburgh, a total of seven games, with an upper-body injury. He is day-to-day.

Danny Briere's status also remains the same. He is out indefinitely with a concussion. Briere has missed seven games with his latest injury, and after being out of action in the first four games of the season, Briere has missed 11 games so far in 2012-13.

The most recent man-games lost count for the Flyers sits at 166 games through 37 games.

The Flyers have a complete day off from practice today, and will resume their three-game road trip tomorrow at Winnipeg before taking on the Islanders on Tuesday.

Philadelphia (37 points) currently sits in the 11th spot in the Eastern Conference, just two points behind the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils (39 points) for the eighth and final playoff spot, and just three points behind the New York Islanders (40 points) for the seventh seed. The Flyers have two more games against the Islanders in their 11 remaining games.

Action tonight in the East features the New York Rangers as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the Buffalo Sabres (34 points) face off against the Ottawa Senators (44 points).

APRIL 4
9:43 p.m.

TIMONEN LEAVES TOR
Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen left the Flyers-Maple Leafs game with an undisclosed injury in middle of the third period and did not return, according to club GM Paul Holmgren.

Timonen appeared in 15:52 of ice-time for a total of 20 shifts before leaving. He is one of four Flyers to have appeared in all 37 games so far for the Flyers.

He ranks fourth on the Flyers with 24 points (4g-20a) through 37 games, which is also tied for fifth among all NHL defensemen.

5:06 p.m.

RINALDO OUT
With the Flyers set to take on the Maple Leafs tonight at 7 p.m. in Toronto, they will do so without the services of forward Zac Rinaldo.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren just announced that Rinaldo will be out indefinitely with a high-ankle sprain in his left leg.

Rinaldo played eight shifts and 5:06 of ice-time in last night's 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, but did not return for the third periods after suffering the injury.

He is one of the Flyers leaders in hits this season with 143 hits so far, which includes 21 hits over the Flyers’ last three games.

He has appeared in 32 games so far this season, recording three goals and five points to go along with 85 penalty minutes. He missed four games from Jan. 22-27 due to lacerated right thigh.


APRIL 3 (TRADE DEADLINE)

3:31 p.m.

MASON TO PHILLY
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren confirmed that the team has acquired goaltender Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for (G) Michael Leighton and a third round draft pick in 2015.

Mason is 3-6-1 with a 2.95 goals-against-average and .899 save percentage in 13 appearances this season. In his last start, Mason turned aside 29 shots in a 6-4 win over the Calgary Flames.

"I'm extremely excited for it. I'm really looking forward to a fresh opportunity, going to a great organization with some players that I have some history with at the World Juniors and just really looking forward to meeting the new guys and starting off fresh," said Mason in an interview on TSN.

Over the course of his five seasons in the NHL, Mason owns a 96-99-27 record to go along with a 2.90 GAA and .903 save percentage with 27 career shutouts.

Mason won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 2009 after he posted a 33-20-7 record with a 2.29 GAA and .916 save percentage to go along with 10 shutouts in 61 games.

The 6-foot-4, 217 pound net minder was originally selected in the third round (69th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

While the Flyers are waiting for Mason to arrive, goaltender Cal Heeter will serve as Ilya Bryzgalov's back up tonight. He will wear #35.

Below is Mason's acceptance of the 2009 Calder Trophy...


12:03 p.m.

HALL CLAIMED
Just after the 24-period of players to be claimed or cleared on waivers, the Flyers announced that they have claimed center Adam Hall from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Hall has appeared in 26 games, posting four assists and a plus-minus rating of +1 with the Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes this season, his 10th in the NHL.

The 32-year-old from Kalamazoo, Mich. has 147 points (65g-82a) in 591 regular season games in the NHL as well as 13 points (7g-6a) in 49 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, including helping the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final in 2008.

Hall will wear No. 18 for the Flyers.


APRIL 1
4:53 p.m.

ROSEHILL ACQUIRED
The Flyers announced that they have acquired LW Jay Rosehill from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for (F) Harry Zolnierczyk, according to club general manager Paul Holmgren.

The 6-3, 215-pound Rosehill has spent the season with the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals where he has posted eight points (4g-4a) and 90 penalty minutes in 33 games.

Prior to this season, the 27-year-old played for the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise, appearing in 31 games in the NHL for Toronto, going scoreless with 60 penalty minutes.

He also appeared for the Leafs AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, and helping them to the Calder Cup Final.

Zolnierczyk appeared in a total of 44 regular season games in a span of two years for the Flyers, posting seven points (3g-4a), including one assist in seven games this season.

9:25 a.m.

TALBOT SUFFERS BROKEN LEG
Less than 24 hours after the Flyers staged one of their best comeback wins of the year, the team was dealt another blow to the injury list.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that center Max Talbot is out indefinitely with a broken left leg.

Talbot suffered the injury towards the end of the second period of last night's game. More details are below...

MARCH 31

8:09 p.m.

TALBOT LEAVES VS WASH
With just over a minute left in the second period and the game tied at 2-2, Flyers center Max Talbot was helped off the ice with what appeared to be a lower-body injury.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren later announced that Talbot did suffer a lower body injury and will not return to action.

Talbot took a total of 12 shifts and appeared in 9:39 of ice-time while recording a goal in the first period that knotted the game up at 1-1.

Talbot has not missed any game this season, making him one of five Flyers to appear in all 35 games thus far. He has 10 points (5g-5a) in 35 games and is a key member of the club's penalty killing unit by leading the team in shorthanded time-on-ice per game this season (3:28).


MARCH 30

1:11 p.m.

FLYERS ACQUIRE HUSKINS
Just prior to puck drop on the Flyers-Bruins game at the Wells Fargo Center, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced a trade.

The Flyers have acquired defenseman Kent Huskins from Detroit in exchange for a conditional 2014 draft pick.

Huskins is in his seventh NHL season and his first with the Red Wings. He has appeared in 11 games, going scoreless and appearing in an average of 15:20 of ice time.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound defenseman from Almonte, Ontario has over 300 NHL games to his resume, recording 67 points (13g-54a) and 173 penalty minutes in 310 regular season games, and an additional 48 Stanley Cup playoff games with three assists.

Holmgren talked about the Huskins deal and about the trade deadline approaching below...



MARCH 29
11:23 a.m.

OLLIE UP
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that the club has recalled defenseman Oliver Lauridsen from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

This is Lauridsen's first recall to the NHL. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound d-man has appeared in 59 game for the Phantoms this season, his third with Adirondack, posting a goal and five assists for six points and 77 penalty minutes.

A native of Gentofte, Denmark, Lauridsen was the Flyers' seventh round pick (196th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He spent three seasons at St. Cloud State University of the WCHA.

Here's a one-on-one interview with Lauridsen back in September at Phantoms Training camp...


MARCH 28
10:02 p.m.

COBURN LEAVES VS. NYI
Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn left at the end of the second period and did not return to the bench for the third during the Flyers-Islanders game.

Coburn played 16 shifts for a total of 13:44 of ice-time, recording four shots on goal. Prior to the game, Coburn led all players on the team in time-on-ice, averaging 22:53 through all 32 games so far. He is one of six players to appear in all 33 games this season for the Flyers.


MARCH 27
5:00 p.m.

MESZAROS OUT
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that defenseman Andrej Meszaros is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury he sustained in last night's loss to the New York Rangers.

Meszaros has missed 20 games this season due to injury, appearing in 11 games and recording two assists.

Also on the injured front, Danny Briere remains out indefinitely with a concussion, while Nicklas Grossmann is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

GUS BACK UP
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren also announced that the club has recalled defenseman Erik Gustafsson from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

The 24-year-old Gustafsson has spent the last seven games with Adirondack, recording a goal and three assists since being loaned by the Flyers on Mar. 12.

He has appeared in 10 games for the Flyers this season, posting two assists and averaging 18:01 of ice time, after he was recalled on Feb. 16.

With the Phantoms, Gustafsson has 22 points (5g-17a) in 39 games.


MARCH 25

4:55 p.m.

McGINN RECALLED
The Flyers have recalled forward Tye McGinn from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, today, announced GM Paul Holmgren.

McGinn has spent the last seven games with the Phantoms, recording eight assists and 11 points during that stretch, including three multiple point games as well as a career-high four-point game win which he had two goals and two assists to lead the Phantoms to a 4-1 win over Norfolk on Mar. 19.

He was loaned to Adirondack on Mar. 11 after appearing in 16 games with the Flyers where he recorded three goals and five points to go along with 19 penalty minutes.

Prior to being loaned to Adirondack, he missed the last six games with the Flyers due to a broken orbital bone in his face suffered in the Flyers-Maple Leafs game on Feb. 25.

He made his NHL debut on Jan. 23 at New Jersey shortly after his first NHL recall.

1:50 p.m.

BRIERE OUT INDEFINITELY
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that forward Danny Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Briere missed last night's game at Pittsburgh, his first missed game, since being out a four-game span at the start of the season.

The injury occured during one of the team's practices within their five-day break between games from Mar. 19-23.

Also, missing last night's game at Pittsburgh was defenseman Nicklas Grossmann. Holmgren announced that he is day-to-day with his upper-body injury.

The Flyers had an off-day from on-ice practice today. Coming in for team meetings and an off-ice workout. They resume their schedule of games tomorrow when they open up a five-game homestand against another Atlantic Division rival, the New York Rangers.


MARCH 24
7:09 p.m.

GROSSMANN OUT
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren gave an injury update just after the team took to the ice for warmups, this time concerning the Flyers defense.

Nicklas Grossmann has an upper-body injury and will not be in the line-up as the Flyers face the Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh for the fourth and final game between the two teams this year.

The loss is significant because Grossmann leads the Flyers in blocked shots so far this season with 82, which also ranks fourth among all players in the NHL.

This will be the first game of the season he has missed, appearing in all 30 games so far. There remains only six players who will have appeared in all 31 games when they take the ice tonight vs. Penguins (Voracek, Giroux, Timonen, Talbot, Fedotenko and Coburn).

10:44 a.m.

BRIERE INJURED
Just prior to the morning skate, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced an injury update for center Danny Briere.

"Danny Briere was injured in practice yesterday and is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury."

Briere has appeared in the line up for the last 26 games, missing only the first four games of the season with an injured wrist. He has 13 points (5g-8a) in 26 games.

Holmgren also announced that Briere will not be in the line up tonight at Pittsburgh.


MARCH 21
6:32 p.m.

FLYERS INK HOBEY BAKER FINALIST
KYLE FLANAGAN
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that the team has signed forward Kyle Flanagan to a one-year entry-level contract to begin next season (2013-14).

Flanagan recently completed four seasons at St. Lawrence University in the ECAC and will now join the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms for the remainder of their season on an Amateur Tryout Contract.

The 5-9, 179-pound center from Canton, NY served as captain of the Saints and finished second on the team, and ninth in the nation, in scoring with 47 points (15g-32a) in 35 games. His 15 goals and 32 assists were both career highs.

He was recently named one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award, which honors college hockey’s top player.

Flanagan had 15 games in which he recorded multiple points, including five games in which he had three points or more, and had two separate seven-game point streaks during the regular season.

Here's the full press release on Flanagan… CLICK HERE

10:24 a.m.

HARRY Z RECALLED
The Flyers have recalled forward Harry Zolnierczyk from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. Zolnierczyk has appeared in six games for the Flyers this season, recording one assist.

Zolnierczyk recently served a four-game suspension handed down by the NHL for his hit on Ottawa defenseman Mike Lundin on Mar. 2. He is eligible to play in the Flyers next game, at Pittsburgh on Sunday, Mar. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The Flyers resume practice today at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ after having two complete days off.

MARCH 19
10:15 p.m.

HARRY Z SERVES; MATHERS UP
DEREK MATHERS
Harry Zolnierczyk has been loaned to the club's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, after serving the fourth and final game of his suspension on Monday night at Tampa Bay.

In other transaction news, Flyers prospect Derek Mathers was loaned to Adirondack from his junior team, the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. He will be with the Phantoms for the remainder of the AHL season.

Mathers, recently completed his third season in the OHL with the Petes, recording 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points to go along with 125 penalty minutes in 64 games.

He also joined the Phantoms at the end of the 2011-12 season, where he appeared in nine regular season games, going scoreless and posting 26 minutes in penalties.

Mathers is the Flyers seventh round pick (206th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota.

MARCH 13
7:28 p.m.

SCHENN BATTLING FLU
It was announced just prior to puck drop that Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn would not be in the line-up due to the Flu, said Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.

This is Schenn's first missed game of the season. He had appeared in all 27 games, posting seven points (2g-5a) while averaging nearly 20 minutes per game (19:58).

With Schenn out, Kurtis Foster enters the line-up for the first time since Feb. 15, which was also against the Devils, missing the last 12 games.


MARCH 12

6:38 p.m.

GUS DOWN; FORD TO CBJ
The Flyers loaned defenseman Erik Gustafsson to their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms today following practice, announced club GM Paul Holmgren.

Gustafsson was recalled to the Flyers on Feb. 16 and joined the team in Montreal, where he appeared in his first game of the season. He played in the next 10 games for the Flyers, posting two assists and averaging 18:01 of ice time, but was scratched in the Flyers last contest vs. Buffalo.

In other Flyers news, the team made a minor league trade, sending forward Matt Ford to the Columbus Blue Jackets for future considerations.

Ford had four goals and 13 points in 35 games with Adirondack.

Several Flyers spoke to the media today following practice. The hot topic at hand was the crucial home-and-home series the Flyers enter this week against Atlantic Division rival, the New Jersey Devils, beginning Wednesday at the Prudential Center in Newark.

VIDEO: Ilya Bryzgalov speaks to the media...

VIDEO: Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette


MARCH 11

11:01 a.m.

McGINN LOANED
The Flyers announced that forward Tye McGinn has been loaned to their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, this morning.

McGinn has missed the last six games due to a broken orbital bone in his face suffered in the Flyers-Maple Leafs game on Feb. 25.

In 16 games with the Flyers this season, his first in the NHL, McGinn has three goals and two assists for five points to go along with a plus-minus rating of +3. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 22 at New Jersey.


MARCH 9

7:43 p.m.

LEIGHTON RECALLED
The Flyers announced that they have recalled goaltender Michael Leighton from their AHL affiliate in Adirondack and have loaned Brian Boucher to the Phantoms.

Leighton was loaned to Adirondack on Mar. 1 and has appeared in two games with the Phantoms going 1-1-0 with a 2.02 goals-against-average and .933 save percentage, allowing four goals on 60 shots.

Prior to being loaned, Leighton appeared in one game for the Flyers, a 5-1 loss at Tampa on Jan. 27. He missed 10 games due to an upper-body injury announced on Feb. 10 when he was listed on injured reserve.

Boucher was recalled on Feb. 10 by the Flyers and made four appearances in net, including one start. He went 0-2-0 with a 2.50 GAA during his recall.

The Flyers are in action tomorrow night when they play the back end of games on back-to-back days and take on the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30.

12:16 p.m.


MEZ IS IN
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that defenseman Andrej Meszaros has been activated from injured reserve and is in the line up for today's game at Boston against the Bruins.

Meszaros has missed the last 21 games after injuring his shoulder vs. New York against the Rangers on Jan. 24. Shortly after Holmgren announced that it was a muscle injury in and around the shoulder joint.

He appeared in the club's first four games, going scoreless and averaging 18:09 of time-on-ice, including 2:21 on the team's power play.


MARCH 6

4:53 p.m.

INJURY UPDATE
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren gave a brief injury update regarding three Flyers, the most recent being defenseman Nicklas Grossmann, who left last night's Flyers-Rangers game at Madison Square Garden after the first period.

Holmgren announced that Grossmann is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, while fellow defenseman Andrej Meszaros is day-to-day recovering from his injury. Forward Matt Read is also considered day-to-day.

Read is recovering from torn rib cage muscles he suffered in the Flyers-Penguins game on Feb. 20, and was expected to be out of action for six weeks.

Meszaros has been sidelined since Jan. 25 and has missed the last 20 games for the Flyers with an injured left shoulder.

12:03 p.m.

WELLWOOD LOANED
Less than 36 hours after joining the team in New York city, forward Eric Wellwood has been loaned back to the club's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, according to GM Paul Holmgren.

Today was a complete day off regarding on-ice practice for the Flyers, who will resume their schedule tomorrow when then face off against in-state rival the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The team's morning skate is slated for 10:30 a.m.

MARCH 5
8:37 p.m.

GROSSMANN LEAVES NYR
Following the first period of play, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren alerted the media that defenseman Nicklas Grossmann suffered a lower-body injury and will not return the Flyers-Rangers game at Madison Square Garden.
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Grossmann took 10 shifts and appeared in 5:52 of ice-time, and had two blocked shots.

He has appeared in all 23 games for the Flyers this season, averaging 18:33 of ice-time. Grossmann also leads all players in the NHL in shots blocked with 66.

Through 23 games, Grossmann has one goal and two assists for three points, and 15 penalty minutes.

9:47 a.m.


WELLWOOD UP
The Flyers have recalled forward Eric Wellwood from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, this morning.

Wellwood is at the team's morning skate at Madison Square Garden and will be available to play in tonight's Flyers-Rangers game. He will wear No. 11.

Wellwood has six goals and 12 points in 43 games with the Phantoms this season.

He appeared in the first four games with the Flyers this season before being loaned to Adirondack. He went scoreless and averaged 9:25 of ice time with the Flyers.


MARCH 3

4:20 p.m.

via NHL Press Release:


Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk has been suspended for four games, without pay, for charging Ottawa Senators defenseman Mike Lundin during NHL Game No. 302 in Philadelphia on Saturday, Mar. 2, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Below is a video by the NHL's department of player safety

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Zolnierczyk will forfeit $12,972.96. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 9:13 of thefirst period. Zolnierczyk was assessed a major penalty for charging and game misconduct.


MARCH 2

4:18 p.m.

HARRY Z HEARING
The NHL announced following the Flyers-Ottawa Senators game on Saturday that forward Harry Zolnierczyk will have a hearing for his game misconduct assessed in the first period.

Below via the NHL...

Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk faces a hearing with the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety on Sunday afternoon for an incident in a game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon.

Zolnierczyk was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct at 9:13 of the first period for a hit on Senators defenseman Mike Lundin, who left the game and did not return.


MARCH 1
12:21 p.m.

FLYERS INK STOLARZ & ALDERSON
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that the club has signed 2012 2nd-round draft pick, goaltender Anthony Stolarz, of the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights and forward Brandon Alderson of the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Stolarz, was selected 45th overall in this past summer's NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound goaltender is currently playing for the Knights after beginning the season with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

With London, Stolarz has posted a 9-2-1 record with a 2.17 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in 14 appearances.

Fans can get to know Stolarz a little better in his exclusive blog he did for us during his first prospect camp


Here's Stolarz first interview after being drafted by the Flyers


Alderson is an undrafted right wing who is in his fourth season in the OHL, spending his two seasons with the Sarnia Sting, before coming to the Soo Greyhounds.

This season he has posted career-high in goals (25), assists (32) and points (57), and ranks third on the team in scoring.

Here's a pic of Alderson signing the actual contract...


A full press release from the Flyers is coming shortly...

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
2 DET 7 4 1 2 16 13 10
3 NYI 7 5 2 0 25 22 10
4 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
5 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
6 CBJ 6 4 2 0 20 16 8
7 WSH 6 3 1 2 20 14 8
8 NYR 7 4 3 0 21 23 8
9 BOS 9 4 5 0 22 23 8
10 PIT 6 3 2 1 22 19 7
11 NJD 6 3 2 1 20 20 7
12 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
13 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
14 PHI 7 2 3 2 22 28 6
15 CAR 6 0 4 2 11 23 2
16 BUF 8 1 7 0 9 28 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 7 2 7 -1 9
C. Giroux 7 2 7 -1 9
W. Simmonds 7 5 2 4 7
M. Streit 7 2 5 0 7
S. Couturier 7 3 2 -1 5
M. Read 7 1 3 -1 4
B. Schenn 7 1 2 0 3
V. Lecavalier 3 1 2 -1 3
R. Umberger 7 1 2 -4 3
A. MacDonald 7 1 2 -2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Emery 2 0 1 .897 2.84
S. Mason 0 3 1 .878 3.83
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