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Flyers reduce training camp roster

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have reduced their

training camp roster by 28 players, according to General Manager Paul
Holmgren.  Eighteen players have been assigned to the team's American
Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.  Five players have
been returned to their junior teams, and five others were released from
tryout contracts.

The following players were assigned to the Phantoms and will report to
the team's training camp later this week:  forwards Greg Moore, Luke
Pither, Matt Clackson, Garrett Klotz, Pat Maroon, Tye McGinn, Zac
Rinaldo, Andrew Rowe, Shane Harper and Stefan Legein; defensemen Chad
Denny, Jesse Dudas, Cullen Eddy, Dan Jancevski, Logan Stephenson, and
J.P. Testwuide; and goaltenders Nic Riopel and Brian Stewart.

The following players have been returned to their junior teams:  D
Ricard Blidstrand (Regina, WHL); F Michael Chaput (Lewiston, QMJHL); F
David Labrecque (Shawinigan, QMJHL); D Brendan Ranford (Kamloops, WHL)
and D Tyler Hostetter (Erie, OHL).  In addition, F Justin Dowling and F
Blake Gal were released from their Amateur Tryout Agreements and will
also return to their junior teams, while forward Michael Ryan and
defensemen Ryan Lannon and Joe Piskula were released from their
Professional Tryout Agreements.

The moves leave the Flyers training camp roster at 37 players (20
forwards, 12 defensemen and five goaltenders).

The Flyers will start the second half of their eight-game preseason
schedule on Tuesday, September 28 when they visit the New Jersey Devils.
The Flyers return home on Wednesday, September 29 when they host the New
York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center.  Tickets for the game are
available online exclusively via ComcastTIX at philadelphiaflyers.com;
by phone at 800-298-4200, or in person at the Wells Fargo Center box
office.
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