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OTF: Neuvirth activated, Lyon loaned to Phantoms

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have activated goaltender Michal Neuvirth from injured reserve and have loaned goaltender Alex Lyon to their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Neuvirth has missed the last 18 games with a lower-body injury with his last game action coming on Feb. 18 at Madison Square Garden, where he left after the first period of the Flyers' 7-4 win over the Rangers.
Prior to being injured, he helped the Flyers earn points in each of his last five appearances, posting a 3-0-2 record with a 1.71 GAA and .949 save percentage. He has been skating in practice with the team for the last week.
In his third season with the Flyers, Neuvirth owns an 8-7-3 record to go along with a 2.61 GAA and .915 save percentage in 21 appearances in 2017-18.
Lyon has appeared in 11 games for the Flyers this season as a rookie, posting a 4-2-1 record to go along with a 2.75 GAA and .905 save percentage. He made his NHL debut in relief on Jan. 31 at Washington, and earned his first NHL win on Feb. 18 vs. Rangers when he stopped 25 of 26 shots in relief of Neuvirth.
The Flyers will be playing their third game in a four-day span tonight to complete their road trip with important playoff position on the line. Puck drop is 10:30 on the east coast with the broadcast being on NBCSP+ or listen live on 93.3 WMMR.
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OTF: Raffl out two weeks with upper-body injury

Flyers forward suffered injury in last night's win over Washington

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced this morning that forward Michael Raffl will be out two weeks with an upper-body injury.
Raffl suffered the injury in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals where he logged 6:40 of ice time on eight shifts.
He has 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points, including a plus-2 rating and three game-winning goals this season. He is one of seven Flyers, six forwards, to have appeared in all 73 games for the club this season.
Over parts of five seasons in the NHL, all with the Flyers, Raffl has recorded 62 goals and 49 assists for 111 points to go along with 15 game-winning goals and an overall plus-minus of plus-12 in 342 regular season games. He has also added two points (1g-1a) in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The Flyers are back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. Puck drop is 7:30 and you can tune-in on NBC Sports Philadelphia, listen live on 97.5 The Fanatic or worldwide at FlyersRadio247.com and via the Flyers Mobile App.
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OTF: Flyers recall Travis Sanheim

Rookie defenseman will be available for Saturday's game vs. Winnipeg

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled defenseman Travis Sanheim under emergency conditions from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to GM Ron Hextall.
Sanheim will be available for Saturday's 1 p.m. game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Winnipeg Jets.
This is his first recall to the Flyers since being loaned to the Phantoms on Jan. 22. He has appeared in 18 games with Lehigh Valley where he has recorded 15 assists and 16 points on 26 shots to go along with a plus-minus rating of plus-14.
After making the Flyers roster out of training camp, Sanheim appeared in 35 games to start the season where he posted five points (1g-4a) while averaging 15:14 of ice time as a rookie. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 at Los Angeles and recorded his first NHL goal on Dec. 14 in the Flyers' 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
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OTF: Simmonds, Neuvirth injury updates

Flyers GM updates latest round of injuries ahead of game at morning skate

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that forward Wayne Simmonds will be out 2-3 weeks with an upper-body injury, while goaltender Michal Neuvirth will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.
The announcement comes during the team's morning skate in preparation for their game vs. Montreal (7pm, NBCSP & 97.5 The Fanatic).
Simmonds has appeared in all 59 games so far for the Flyers, recording 37 points (20g-17a) along with four game-winning goals. This marked the fifth consecutive seasons he has scored 20 or more goals, and six of his seven seasons as a Flyer - the only season he produced less than 20 goals was the 48-game lockout shortened season in 2012-13 when he potted 15 goals in 45 games.
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OTF: Flyers recall Oskar Lindblom, loan Anthony Stolarz to Phantoms

Flyers make roster moves ahead of Tuesday's game vs. Montreal

by 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.
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OTF: Flyers recall G Alex Lyon from Phantoms

Brian Elliott considered day to day with lower-body injury

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled goaltender Alex Lyon from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to GM Ron Hextall.
In addition, Hextall announced that goaltender Brian Elliott is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Following the morning skate Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol stated that Michal Neuvirth will get the start net tonight vs. Lightning. Lyon will be available, wear jersey #49, and serve as backup for Neuvirth.
This is Lyon's second recall to the Flyers this season. He was originally recalled on Dec. 6 and served as backup to Brian Elliott from Dec. 6-23, a span of nine games, but did not see action. He was loaned to the Phantoms on Dec. 27.
Lyon owns a 12-8-2 record to go along with a 3.02 goals-against average and .906 save percentage for Lehigh Valley, and since his return to the club on Dec. 27, he has posted a 4-2-1 mark with a 2.41 GAA and .929 save percentage.
Should Lyon get into tonight's game, it will mark his NHL debut. Puck drop is 7 p.m. on NBCSP or listen live on 97.5 The Fanatic.
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OTF: Flyers recall Alt, loan Sanheim to Phantoms

Flyers make roster moves on defense before trip to Detroit

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled defenseman Mark Alt and loaned defenseman Travis Sanheim to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
This is Alt's third recall to the Flyers as he rejoins the club after being loaned to Lehigh Valley on Dec. 30. He has appeared in eight games so far this season with the Flyers where he has five shots on goal, two penalty minutes and averaged 13:25 of ice time.
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Meltzer: Keys to a Successful Second Half

Five ways how the Flyers can push themselves into the postseason

by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer

Exiting a five-night bye week along with several other Metropolitan Division teams, the Flyers are currently two points out of a playoff position with 40 games remaining. A busy second-half slate of games get underway on Saturday, as the Flyers travel to Newark to meet head-to-head with the New Jersey Devils for the first time this season.

As the Flyers return to the ice in Voorhees on Friday to prepare for Saturday's game, here are five keys to success in the second half of the season.

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OTF: Flyers recall LW Tyrell Goulbourne from Phantoms

Forward taken in 2013 Draft available for Thursday's game vs. Islanders

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled left wing Tyrell Goulbourne from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Goulbourne will be available for Thursday night's game against the New York Islanders for what would be his NHL debut, wearing #56.

Goulbourne, 23 (1/26/1994), is in his third season with the Phantoms. The 6-0, 200-lb native of Edmonton has recorded six goals and five assists for 11 points in 34 games with the Phantoms this season, along with 38 PIM. In 131 career AHL games, Goulbourne has recorded 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points, along with 137 PIM.

Prior to turning pro, Goulbourne played four full seasons plus parts of two more with Kelowna of the Western Hockey League. He accrued 60 goals and 65 assists for 125 points, along with 461 PIM, in 275 games for the Rockets. Goulbourne helped lead Kelowna to the 2014 WHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup final, where his club lost 2-1 in overtime to Oshawa.

Goulbourne was selected by the Flyers in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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OTF: Roster changes at Tampa

Manning, Lehtera return to the lineup against Lightning

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers
Prior to tonight's game against the Lightning at Tampa, Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol announced a few lineup changes.
On the blueline, Brandon Manning will return to the lineup after missing 10 games with an upper-body injury being out since. Dec. 6. Through 22 games this season he has six points (3g-3a) to go along with 16 penalty minutes.
Coming out of the lineup is rookie Travis Sanheim. It will be his first missed game since Oct. 17. Overall this season, he has appeared in 34 of the Flyers' 37 games recording a goal and four assists for five points.
Up front, Jori Lehtera will be back in the lineup in favor of Taylor Leier.
One thing that will not change is the starting goaltender. Brian Elliott gets the call between the pipes again marking his 13th straight start and third straight time he has worked both ends of the back to back. In that stretch Elliott is 7-4-1 with a 2.08 GAA and .930 save percentage.
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