February 16, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Scott Hartnell skated Friday, but there is no change to the timetable for the injured left winger. Hartnell suffered a broken bone in his left foot Jan. 22 and was expected to miss four to eight weeks. Three weeks have passed since Hartnell underwent surgery. He met with a doctor Friday. Hartnell led the Flyers with a career-high 37 goals last season, and his absence has been felt this month as scoring has become an issue for the team. "He's a big part of our locker room.
January 27, 2013 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers center Danny Briere, who missed the first four games because of a hairline fracture of his left wrist, made his first appearance of the year Saturday night. Before the game, Briere said he had no problems shooting the puck, but faceoffs still gave him difficulties. He began the night at left wing. Earlier in the day, general manager Paul Holmgren said Briere was "probably a no-go" for Saturday, but Briere apparently talked his way into the lineup. Briere played on a line with center Sean Couturier and right winger Jake Voracek.
October 5, 2013 |
The Flyers generated a lot more scoring chances than Toronto in their season opener Wednesday, but they didn't supply the finishing touches and dropped a 3-1 decision. The Flyers fired 73 shots (32 on goal), compared with Toronto's 42 (25 on goal). "We did have the opportunities, and we didn't get it to drop," coach Peter Laviolette said after Thursday's practice in Voorhees. "It's like pitching a two-run game or a one-run game in baseball and not winning the game. " The Flyers lost because Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier was outstanding, making 31 saves.
November 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - The Flyers are likely to have winger Steve Downie back in the lineup when the face the Senators in Ottawa on Tuesday night. Downie, wearing a full cage, was on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read at the Flyers' practice Monday in Voorhees. "Today was another step," he said told reporters after the session. Downie, 26, suffered a concussion in a fight with Washington's Aaron Volpatti during the Flyers' 7-0 loss Nov. 1. It was Downie's first game after he was acquired from Colorado for Max Talbot, and he missed the next four contests.
September 10, 2013 |
SCOTT LAUGHTON still has not forgotten the feeling. It was a bright, sunny Sunday last January in Tampa, Fla. The week was a blur. Laughton had five quick and impressive NHL games under his belt in a span of 7 days, on the heels of the NHL lockout. Laughton, then 18, was busy preparing for that night's game against the Lightning - but he knew the Flyers had an important decision to make. If Laughton played that night against Tampa Bay, the Flyers would have been on the hook for the first year of his 3-year, entry-level contract and only a shortened season to show for it. One phone call that Sunday from GM Paul Holmgren sent Laughton from the lavish NHL lifestyle back to junior hockey in Ontario.
January 29, 2012 |
OTTAWA - One is the son of a military man and someone who lived all over North America during his formative years. The other is the son of a former NHL player and someone who was a certified rink rat - always trailing after his dad - as a youngster. But the different career paths of speedy winger Matt Read - he's the son of the military lifer - and unflappable center Sean Couturier intersected with the Flyers this season and took them to Ottawa this weekend, where they were recognized as two of the NHL's elite rookies.
October 6, 2013 |
MONTREAL - Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said he put high-scoring Jake Voracek on the third line Wednesday partly because he wanted him to help jump-start center Sean Couturier and partly because of the winger's recent back injury. "We're trying to get balance throughout the lineup," Laviolette said after Friday's practice in Voorhees. The Flyers, trying to rebound from Wednesday's 3-1 opening-night loss to visiting Toronto, play in Montreal on Saturday night. Laviolette didn't reveal whether Voracek will return to Claude Giroux's top line Saturday, but he sounded like he would still experiment with him on the third unit with Couturier and Max Talbot - and that Brayden Schenn will remain on the No. 1 line.
September 5, 2013 |
If veteran left winger Simon Gagne is patient, he may return to the Flyers for the 2013-14 season. The Flyers cannot offer the unrestricted free agent a contract because they do not have cap space at the moment, but general manager Paul Holmgren said he was "kicking around" inviting Gagne to the team's camp next week on a tryout basis. "But I'm sure he's getting calls from other teams, too," Holmgren said Tuesday. "I have no gut feeling" as to what Gagne will do. Gagne's agent, Bob Sauve, was not available to comment.
August 28, 2012 |
Center Nick Cousins, regarded as the Flyers' top prospect, was charged with sexual assault and arrested over the weekend, police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, said Sunday. Cousins, 19, and two of his Sault Ste. Marie Soo Greyhounds teammates - Mark Petaccio, 18, and Andrew Fritsch, 19 - were charged with sexual assault against a female known to them, according to a release from the Sault Ste. Marie police. Petaccio, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound right winger, is from Sicklerville, N.J., and he has a bail court date on Monday.
November 7, 2013 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Flyers were 53 seconds away from having a modest two-game winning streak Tuesday, recording their second straight shutout, and finally building a little momentum after a disastrous first month. Instead, they had a late-game meltdown at PNC Arena and dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to an undermanned Carolina Hurricanes team that had been in free fall. The Flyers wasted another brilliant effort by goalie Steve Mason (36 saves) because Claude Giroux was late with his defensive coverage on Jordan Staal's tying goal with 52.3 seconds remaining in regulation, and because defenseman Mark Streit was checked off the puck in the neutral zone, leading to Manny Malhotra's breakaway game-winner with 2 minutes, 20 seconds remaining in overtime.