OTF: Flyers recall Oskar Lindblom, loan Anthony Stolarz to Phantoms
Flyers make roster moves ahead of Tuesday's game vs. Montrealby PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
The Philadelphia Flyers announced tonight the following transaction, according to general manager Ron Hextall:
The Flyers have recalled left wing Oskar Lindblom from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, and have activated goaltender Anthony Stolarz from Injured, Non-Roster and loaned him to Lehigh Valley.
Lindblom will be available for Tuesday's game vs. Montreal wearing #54, and should he be in the lineup, would be his NHL debut.
This is Lindblom's first recall to the Flyers, who joins the team after posting 16 goals and 34 points through 54 games with Lehigh Valley, his first full season with the Phantoms. Lindblom has recorded goals in each of the last three games for the Phantoms and has points in four of his last five contests. He represented the Phantoms in the AHL All-Star Classic in late January.
Lindblom also appeared in four preseason games for the Flyers in training camp, where he recorded a goal and an assist.
Stolarz, who has spent the entire 2017-18 season recovering from left knee surgery prior to training camp in September, joins the Phantoms after missing the entire season with his injury.
Last season, Stolarz posted a 18-9-0 record with the Phantoms, while also spending significant time with the Flyers. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 27, 2016 where he stopped 29 of 32 shots to earn his first career win in a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. In his second career NHL start, he stopped all 28 shots for a 1-0 overtime win at Detroit for his first NHL shutout… The game was also the Flyers final game at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.
Overall, he appeared in seven games for the Flyers in 2016-17 posting a 2-1-1 record with a 2.07 GAA and .928 save percentage.