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OTF: Flyers loan O'Neill to Phantoms

Defenseman returns to Lehigh Valley after making NHL debut

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced today that the club has loaned defenseman Will O'Neill to their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

O'Neill was originally recalled to the Flyers on Oct. 31 and joined the team for their two-game trip to Chicago and St. Louis. He made his NHL debut in the Flyers' 2-0 win against the Blues where he recorded three shots on goal and logged 9:25 of ice time on 12 shifts.

He returns to Lehigh Valley and will be available for the team's game vs. Toronto Marlies tonight at 5 p.m. The Phantoms currently lead the entire AHL in points with an 8-2-2 record for 18 points.

O'Neill has appeared in nine games and has a goal and two assists to go along with a plus-5 rating in his second season with Lehigh Valley.

After a complete team day off, the Flyers return to practice on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for their next game on Thursday vs. Chicago (7 pm, NBCSP & 93.3 WMMR).

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