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Frost to make NHL debut for Philadelphia; Florida 5-2-1 in past eight games

by Alain Poupart / Independent Correspondent

FLYERS (10-6-4) at PANTHERS (10-5-5)

7 p.m. ET; FS-F, NBCSP, NHL.TV


The Game

Morgan Frost will make his NHL debut for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Tuesday.

Frost, chosen in the first round (No. 27) of the 2017 NHL Draft, will be the center on a line with Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny. He was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Monday after getting 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 16 games.

The Flyers are 0-1-2 in their past three games after winning four in a row. They're coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Florida is 5-2-1 in its past eight games, including a 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers on Saturday that made Joel Quenneville the second coach in NHL history with 900 wins (900-536-142 with 77 ties).


Players to watch

Flyers center Sean Couturier has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his past 10 games, including one goal and one assist against the Islanders.

Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in a five-game point streak.


They said it

"We know he's a talented player offensively, and we want to put him in a position where we think it's best for our team and will put him in a spot to succeed." -- Flyers coach Alain Vigneault on Morgan Frost

"We have one of the most talented power plays out there in the League. When you give them a chance to go out there for two minutes, they're going to do something out there." -- Panthers forward Frank Vatrano


Flyers projected lineup

Claude Giroux - Morgan Frost - Travis Konecny

James van Riemsdyk -- Kevin Hayes -- Jakub Voracek

Oskar Lindblom -- Sean Couturier -- Joel Farabee

Andy Andreoff -- Michael Raffl -- Tyler Pitlick

Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen

Shayne Gostisbehere -- Justin Braun

Travis Sanheim -- Philippe Myers

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg

Injured: Nolan Patrick(migraine disorder), Scott Laughton (broken finger)


Panthers projected lineup

Jonathan Huberdeau -- Aleksander Barkov -- Evgenii Dadonov

Brian Boyle -- Vincent Trocheck -- Brett Connolly

Frank Vatrano -- Denis Malgin - Mike Hoffman

Dominic Toninato -- Noel Acciari -- Colton Sceviour

Keith Yandle -- Aaron Ekblad

Mike Matheson -- Anton Stralman

Mark Pysyk -- Josh Brown

Sergei Bobrovsky

Sam Montembeault

Scratched: None

Injured: Jayce Hawryluk (upper body), MacKenzie Weegar (upper body)


Status report

The Flyers did not hold a morning skate. … Niskanen (maintenance) did not practice Monday but is expected to play. … The Flyers loaned forward Carsen Twarynski to Lehigh Valley when they recalled Frost. … Hawryluk and Weegar are each expected to be out at least another week. … Toninato was recalled from Springfield of the AHL on Monday to replace Dryden Hunt, who was loaned to Springfield.


Stat pack

Voracek needs one goal for 200 in the NHL. … The Panthers have scored at least one power-play goal in nine consecutive games and are 5-for-10 with the man-advantage in their past three.

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