The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have loaned defenseman Samuel Morin to their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
The move brings the Flyers to seven defensemen as they prepare to take on the Washington Capitals for their home opener after going 2-2-0 on their season-opening, nine-day road trip.
Morin was on the club's season-opening roster, but did not play in the first four games of the regular season. He appeared in five out of a possible seven preseason games for the Flyers where he recorded a goal and an assist on four shots.
In two seasons with the Phantoms since turning professional, Morin has recorded 35 points (7g-28a) and 247 penalty minutes in 150 games. He has only missed two games in his AHL career, appearing in 150 of possible 152 regular season games and dressing in all five Calder Cup Playoff games for Lehigh Valley.
The Flyers resume practice at their training facility, the Virtua Center Flyers Skatezone in Voorhees, NJ at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.