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OTF: Flyers recall D Mark Alt

Defenseman joins Flyers in time for tonight's game vs. Coyotes

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

The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled defenseman Mark Alt today from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall. 

Alt will be available for tonight's Flyers-Coyotes game at the Wells Fargo Center and wear jersey #39.

Hextall added during the team's morning skate that defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere will be out of tonight's game, as will rookie forward Nolan Patrick. Both players are day-to-day with upper-body injuries.

Alt comes to the Flyers after appearing in all 10 games for the Phantoms. He leads the team's defense in scoring with six points (2g-4a) and has a plus-6 rating in that span. The six points in 10 games is also his best start to his professional career.

"He moves very well. He's a good, solid two-way guy and that's what he prides his game on," said Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol at the morning skate. "He moves the puck pretty well, makes the first pass. He's a big, strong presence and he's put his time in there. He's been at the American League level and has played very well."

Should Alt get into the lineup it will be his second game in the NHL after making his debut at the end of the 2014-15 season on Mar. 28, 2015 vs. San Jose Sharks where he went scoreless and logged 9:25 of ice time.

Defenseman Samuel Morin was recalled by the Flyers from Lehigh Valley on Sunday, but did not take part in the Flyers full morning skate. Hextall said that Morin was dealing with a minor injury and his status would be updated as to whether he will play.

In parts of six seasons with the Flyers organization, and five full seasons with the Phantoms, Alt has a total of 74 points (14g-60a) in 247 career games.

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