With just over 48 hours to go before the Flyers submit their final opening day roster to the NHL, the club announced that they have loaned forward Chris VandeVelde to their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms today.
The current roster stands at 24 active players as well as two injured players - Marc-Andre Bourdon and Chris Pronger.
The 26-year-old from Moorehead, Minnesota signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms on Sept. 13 and appeared in four of the Flyers' seven preseason games, going scoreless with two penalty minutes and three shots on goal.
VandeVelde spent the last three seasons in the Edmonton Oilers organization with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL, posting 26 goals and 33 assists for 59 points in 192 games. He also saw 28 games with the Oilers over that span, recording a goal and two assists.
The Flyers have an off-day from practice Saturday and resume skating Sunday at noon at the Virtua Center Flyers Skatezone in Voorhees, NJ. They will have to release their opening night roster on Monday in preparation for Wednesday's season opener when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:30 p.m. (CSN-HD, 97.5 The Fanatic).