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Flyers recall defenseman Mark Friedman

Club loans forward Andy Andreoff to Phantoms in gameday transaction

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today the club has recalled defenseman Mark Friedman from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In addition, the Flyers have loaned forward Andy Andreoff to the Phantoms.

The announcement was made by Flyers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher this afternoon. Friedman will be available for Wednesday's Flyers-Capitals game at the Wells Fargo Center (7:30 p.m. on NBCSN & 97.5 The Fanatic).

This is Friedman's first recall to the Flyers this season. He has 10 points (2g-8a) in 28 games while recording a +3 rating and 24 penalty minutes in Lehigh Valley.

In 2018-19, Friedman posted a career year with the Phantoms when he recorded 26 points (5g-21a) in 75 games. He earned his first recall and made his NHL debut on Apr. 6, 2019 against the Carolina Hurricanes and recorded one shot on goal on 12:33 of ice time.

Selected in the third round (86th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers, Friedman has spent the last four seasons with the Phantoms where he has posted 53 points (9g-44a) in 169 regular season games and two goals in 13 Calder Cup Playoff games.

In 13 games with the Flyers this season, Andreoff has recorded one assist and averaged 8:19 of ice time.

The Flyers return the Wells Fargo Center for the first time since Dec. 23 and take on the NHL-leading Washington Capitals in a nationally televised broadcast tonight. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN and 97.5 The Fanatic.

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