(November 11) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have recalled 6'0", 190-pound center Ryan Potulny from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, according to Interim General Manager Paul Holmgren. In addition, the team announced that center Marty Murray was claimed on recall waivers by the Los Angeles Kings.
Potulny, 22, has registered two goals and two assists for four points and eight penalty minutes in eight games for the Phantoms this season. He posted an assist in two regular season games with the Flyers last season. Potulny joined the Flyers after completing his junior season at the University of Minnesota.
A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Potulny was an All-WCHA First Team honoree and 2006 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist after recording 38 goals and 25 assists for 63 points and 31 penalty minutes in 41 games for the University of Minnesota during the 2005-06 season. He ranked first in the nation in points (63), goals (38) and goals per game (0.93), tied for first in power play goals (17) and was second in points per game (1.54). He was first in the WCHA in goals (23) and tied for second in points (42) and led Minnesota in goals (38), points (63), power play goals (17) and game-winning goals (5).
In three seasons with the Golden Gophers (2003-04 through 2005-06), Potulny registered 68 goals and 50 assists for 118 points and 61 penalty minutes in 100 career games.
Potulny was drafted by the Flyers in the third round (87th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Murray, 31, recorded two goals and 13 assists for 15 points and four penalty minutes in 11 games for the Phantoms this season. He was tied for third in the AHL in assists with 13 and was leading the Phantoms in assists and points this season.
The 5'9", 180-pound center was signed as a free agent by the Flyers on June 15, 2006. In 242 career NHL regular season games over parts of seven seasons with the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes and the Flyers (1995-96 through 1997-98 and 2000-01 through 2003-04), Murray has recorded 31 goals and 40 assists for 71 points and 37 penalty minutes. He played two seasons for the Flyers (2001-02 and 2002-03), registering 23 goals and 30 assists for 53 points and 23 penalty minutes in 150 games.