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Flyers Recall Center Ryan Potulny from Phantoms

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
(December 2) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have recalled 6'0", 190-pound center Ryan Potulny from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren. He will be available for Saturday's Flyers-New Jersey Devils game at the Wachovia Center.


Potulny, 22, has registered six goals and four assists for 10 points and 10 penalty minutes in 11 games for the Phantoms this season. He is scoreless with two penalty minutes in two games with the Flyers this season.

A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Potulny was an All-WCHA First Team honoree and 2006 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist after recording 38 goals and 25 assists for 63 points and 31 penalty minutes in 41 games for the University of Minnesota during the 2005-06 season. He ranked first in the nation in points (63), goals (38) and goals per game (0.93), tied for first in power play goals (17) and was second in points per game (1.54). He was first in the WCHA in goals (23) and tied for second in points (42) and led Minnesota in goals (38), points (63), power play goals (17) and game-winning goals (5).

In three seasons with the Golden Gophers (2003-04 through 2005-06), Potulny registered 68 goals and 50 assists for 118 points and 61 penalty minutes in 100 career games.

In addition, the Flyers announced that center Peter Forsberg will miss Saturday's game due to the flu.
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