The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled defenseman Mark Alt and loaned defenseman Travis Sanheim to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
This is Alt's third recall to the Flyers as he rejoins the club after being loaned to Lehigh Valley on Dec. 30. He has appeared in eight games so far this season with the Flyers where he has five shots on goal, two penalty minutes and averaged 13:25 of ice time.
With the Phantoms, he has five goals and five assists for 10 points and a plus-minus of plus-9 in 23 games this season, his sixth with the club's AHL affiliate. His plus-9 rating is tied for the team lead.
Sanheim returns to the Phantoms for the first time this season after making the Flyers opening roster out of training camp. He has appeared in 35 games in his rookie campaign with the Flyers, where he has five points (1g-4a) while averaging 15:14 of ice time. He recorded his first NHL goal on Dec. 14 in the Flyers' 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Sanheim spent his first professional season with the Phantoms in 2016-17 season, where he posted 10 goals and 27 assists for 37 points and a +7 rating while appearing in all 76 games.
With an off day after back-to-back victories over the weekend, the Flyers travel to Detroit today in preparation to take on the Red Wings on Tuesday. (7:30 p.m. on NBCSP & 97.5 The Fanatic).