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Flyers announce roster for preseason game vs. Bruins

Giroux, Voracek and Simmonds highlight roster for game at Boston

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com/

The Flyers will take on the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7pm. The game will be broadcast on the NHL Network and 97.5 The Fanatic. View the full roster below…

* After last night's split-squad game, the Flyers are 1-1-1 in the preseason thus far with all three games being decided by a 3-2 score and two of the three going past regulation and decided in overtime.

* Nine of the 20 players tonight will make their preseason debut (Couturier, Giroux, Simmonds, Filppula, Weal, Voracek, Gudas, MacDonald & Elliott).

* Brian Elliott will get his first look in net tonight as a Flyer… Last season Elliott went 26-18-3 with a 2.55 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 49 appearances with Calgary - he also won 11 consecutive starts, going 11-0-0, from Feb. 21 - Mar. 19 and posted a .942 save percentage and 1.70 GAA.

* Including the Rookie Game, this will be the fourth straight game for five players in training camp (Nolan Patrick, Oskar Lindblom, Sam Morin, Travis Sanheim and goaltender Alex Lyon).

* Travis Konecny (1g-1a) has two points in two games this preseason, while Dale Weise has two assists in one game this preseason… Shayne Gostisbehere, who is not in the lineup tonight, leads the Flyers with three points (1g-2a) in two preseason games.

* The Flyers have six players who have played over 400 regular season games in the NHL in the lineup tonight (Couturier, Filppula, Giroux, MacDonald, Simmonds, Voracek)… They are led by Valtteri Filppula, who has 795 games played under his belt.

The Flyers roster for tonight is as follows:

FORWARDS
11 Travis Konecny
14 Sean Couturier
17 Wayne Simmonds
12 Michael Raffl
28 Claude Giroux 
36 Colin McDonald
51 Valtteri Filppula
54 Oskar Lindblom
58 Taylor Leier
64 Nolan Patrick
40 Jordan Weal
93 Jakub Voracek

DEFENSEMEN
03 Radko Gudas
09 Ivan Provorov
47 Andrew MacDonald
48 Robert Hagg
50 Sam Morin
57 Travis Sanheim

GOALTENDERS
37 Brian Elliott
49 Alex Lyon

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