The Philadelphia Flyers announced this morning that goaltender Michal Neuvirth has been loaned to the club's AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, on a conditioning assignment today, according to GM Ron Hextall.
Neuvirth was placed on injured reserve on the Flyers season-opening roster in early October after he suffered a lower-body injury early during training camp. Hextall stated on Tuesday during his media availability that Neuvirth was healthy and ready to go and would likely get a start in the AHL.
In training camp, Neuvirth appeared in one preseason game, getting the start vs. NY Islanders on Sept. 17 and stopped all seven shots in the first period and allowing one goal on nine shots through 30 minutes of play.
The Phantoms are in action tonight when they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack, the affiliate of the NY Rangers, at the XL Center in Connecticut. Neuvirth has AHL experience, appearing in two seasons with the Hershey Bears, where he helped win pair of Calder Cup Championships for the Bears in 2009 and 2010.