January 25, 2013 |
Flyers winger Scott Hartnell will miss four to eight weeks with a broken bone in his left foot, general manager Paul Holmgren announced in a grim tone before Thursday's game against the New York Rangers. About an hour later, he was more upbeat, announcing that the Flyers were bringing back 40-year-old winger Mike Knuble, an unrestricted free agent, to fill Hartnell's roster spot. Hartnell, who led the Flyers with a career-high 37 goals last season, suffered the injury when inadvertently hit by a shot taken by teammate Kimmo Timonen in New Jersey on Tuesday.
January 12, 2013 |
At 25, Matt Read was considered an "old" rookie when he led all first-year NHL players with 24 goals last season. Now the unflappable Flyers winger is hoping his experience and relatively old age for a second-year player will help him avoid the proverbial sophomore jinx. "Hopefully being more mature and older than most [in this position], I can withstand the pressure and try to be a top player in this league," Read, now 26, said after taking part in the Flyers' informal practice Thursday at their Voorhees training facility.
July 25, 2012
Months after asking the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade him, forward Rick Nash had his wish granted and is headed to the New York Rangers. Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson announced Monday the club had dealt the big right winger, the team's captain and career leader in most offensive categories, along with a 2013 third-round draft pick and a minor-league defenseman. In return, the Rangers sent centers Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon, and a first-round pick next year.
July 3, 2012 |
After sending Twitter atwitter late Monday afternoon , free-agent left winger Zach Parise delayed his decision on a team, saying he needed more time to confer with his fiancée and family on where he would take his talents. The Flyers are among the teams that have made offers to Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, the jewels of this year's free-agent market. Their decisions may be announced Tuesday. Speaking to reporters outside his agent's office in Toronto, Parise said he would return to his Minnesota home and discuss matters with his family.
July 2, 2012 |
The Flyers may not land either of the top unrestricted free agents on the market, but it won't be for a lack of trying. They made offers to left winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter on Sunday, the first day of the free-agency period. Parise is expected to announce his decision Monday; Suter may do likewise. Each was offered at least a 10-year deal by the Flyers, an NHL source told The Inquirer. "It takes 10 to get in the game," he said. CSN reported that both were offered 12-year deals for more than $80 million apiece.
July 1, 2012
Ryan Suter's agent said the Nashville Predators defenseman will be hitting the NHL's free agent market. Neil Sheehy said he doesn't know where Suter will sign, but added the player will keep the Predators "in the mix. " Free agency opens at noon Sunday with Suter heading a short list of marquee players expected to be available. Also on that list is New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise. Besides the Flyers, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, and Edmonton are among the teams expected to have interest in the 27-year-old Suter.
June 25, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - The Flyers have had some pretty good brother combinations in their history. The Watsons and Sutter twins come to mind. And now, a big part of their future is being entrusted to the development of center Brayden Schenn and his big brother, Luke, who was acquired Saturday in a deal that sent James van Riemsdyk to Toronto. Flyers fans will like Luke Schenn's aggressive style. When rumors surfaced last season about Schenn being dealt to the Flyers, I focused on his game to see what he would bring.
May 4, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Right winger Jaromir Jagr After a solid series against the Penguins, Jagr, 40, has looked slow in the first two games against the Devils. He has no points and just two shots, total, in this series. The No. 1 line of Jagr, Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell struggled mightily in the Flyers' 4-1 loss on Tuesday. DEVILS: Left winger Zach Parise With Ilya Kovalchuck ineffective in Game 1 and sidelined by an injury in Game 2, Parise has become the Devils' go-to guy. He had a goal and assist in the opener and the primary assist on the game-winner in Game 2. Three keys to the game 1. Can the Flyers put three solid periods together for the first time in this series?
March 24, 2012
Travis Turnbull scored his first NHL goal, with some help from the Rangers, and the Buffalo Sabres earned another big win in their playoff quest by beating New York, 4-1, on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Drew Stafford had goals in the second and third periods, Tyler Ennis added one in the third, and Ryan Miller made 26 saves for Buffalo, which is 12-2-4 in its last 18 games. The Sabres began the night in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one point below the postseason cutoff.
February 22, 2012 |
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov hurt his glove hand while making a save during the morning skate, but X-rays found no problems and he was able to start Tuesday night's game in Winnipeg. Bryzgalov left the ice when the puck struck his hand, which became red. Later, he was back in the net and serenaded with mocking Illllllyaaaaaa chants by Winnipeg fans. They are still upset about the negative comments Bryzgalov made about their city when it appeared that his former team, Phoenix, might move to Winnipeg.