The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that goaltender Anthony Stolarz underwent surgery on his left knee to repair a meniscus tear on Thursday, Sept. 7, according to General Manager Ron Hextall. He will be out indefinitely.
Stolarz spent the summer rehabbing at the Flyers practice facility after he suffered an injury at the end of the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, season on the night that they qualified for the Calder Cup playoffs.
Selected by the Flyers in the second round (45th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Stolarz recently completed his third pro season with the organization.
He made his NHL debut with the Flyers last season, on Nov. 27, 2016, where he earned his first career win in a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames after he stopped 29 of 32 shots.
In his second career NHL start, on Dec. 11, 2016, he stopped all 28 shots he faced to give the Flyers 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.
He appeared in seven total games for the Flyers in 2016-17 where he recorded a 2-1-1 mark to go along with a 2.07 GAA and .928 save percentage. Following the season, Stolarz was the goaltender they chose to protect in the 2017 Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights.
He also spent time with the Phantoms, where he recorded a 18-9-0 record with a 2.92 GAA and .911 save percentage in 2016-17.
In 2015-16, he was named to 2016 AHL All-Star Classic for the club's AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
In major junior hockey, he was the starting goaltender for the London Knights of the OHL in back-to-back Memorial Cup appearances (2013 & 2014), which also included winning the OHL Championship in 2013.