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Roster set for first preseason home game tonight

Flyers take on Rangers, look to avenge last night's OT loss at MSG

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

NY RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

7 p.m. | TV: CSN | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

* The Flyers have recalled forward Mikhail Vorobyev from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, today. He will be available for tonight's game wearing #46. Vorobyev appeared in two preseason games for the Flyers prior to being assigned to Lehigh Valley on Sept. 21.

* The Flyers play their first preseason game at the Wells Fargo Center tonight, where they went 25-11-5 last season, which was the fourth best home record in the Eastern Conference and ninth best home record in the NHL… The Flyers have also went 7-1-1 at the Wells Fargo Center since the 2014 preseason.

* This is the sixth preseason game for the Flyers, who have had all five previous games decided by one goal, including four decided in overtime.

* This is the Rangers final game of the preseason… Following tonight, they will have eight full days off from game action until their regular season starts on Oct. 5.

* The Rangers are 3-2-0 this preseason with all three wins coming at home and both losses on the road.

* A pair of defensemen lead the Flyers in scoring with rookie Travis Sanheim (3g-0a, 12 shots) and Shayne Gostisbehere (1g-2a, 13 shots) each having three points… They have also combined for 25 shots on goal.

* Sanheim leads the team in scoring with three goals and has scored each of the Flyers last three goals over the last two games… He is also tied for the team lead with a +2 rating (with Jordan Weal).

*Filip Chytil, the Rangers 21st overall pick in 2017, is tied for the team's preseason lead with three points (1g-2a) in three games.

Below is the full Flyers roster for tonight's game:

FORWARDS

11 Travis Konecny

12 Michael Raffl

14 Sean Couturier

21 Scott Laughton

22 Dale Weise

28 Claude Giroux

40 Jordan Weal

46 Mikhail Vorobyev

54 Oskar Lindblom

58 Taylor Leier

64 Nolan Patrick

74 Mike Vecchione

93 Jakub Voracek

 

DEFENSEMEN

23 Brandon Manning

47 Andrew MacDonald

48 Robert Hagg

50 Sam Morin

53 Shayne Gostisbehere

57 Travis Sanheim

 

GOALTENDERS

30 Michal Neuvirth

37 Brian Elliott (starter)

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