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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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