Flyers Rumors & News

  • MacDonald, Coburn now Flyers' top D line

    Philly.com "When the Flyers open their preseason schedule with a split-squad game Monday night against Washington at the Wells Fargo Center, they will showcase what appears to be their new No. 1 defensive pairing: Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald. MacDonald, 28, is looking forward to getting more..." September 22

  • Schenn moves to center in Philadelphia

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t the only team with issues at center. With captain and top center Claude Giroux sidelined for two weeks with a lower body injury, the Philadelphia Flyers have moved forward Brayden Schenn from the wing to the middle on the team’s top line. “I’ve got to be..." September 21

  • Flyers’ Laughton likely headed to Lehigh Valley

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect Scott Laughton is likely headed for the American Hockey League when camp concludes and he’s OK with that. Laughton, 20, was selected 20th overall by the Flyers in 2012 and after four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League is set to begin his professional career this..." September 21

  • Giroux suffers lower body injury on Day 1

    NHL.com "Approximately 15 minutes into Day 1 of Flyers training camp, captain Claude Giroux left the ice to what was later announced as a lower-body injury. According to general manager Ron Hextall, Giroux is still being evaluated and the club is not sure of his status at this point. What the Flyers do..." September 20

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    #Flyers GM Ron Hextall has announced that captain Claude Giroux has a lower-body injury and is being evaluated.

  • Flyers D Kimmo Timonen's future still uncertain after blood clots

    CBSSports.com "In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen offered a status update on his health after blood clots were discovered in his leg and lungs in early August. Timonen hopes to be able to avoid retirement for now, but when he can return to action, if at all,..." September 19

  • Snider: Bobrovsky told Flyers he wouldn’t re-sign with them

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s no question that signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million contract proved to be a major mistake for the Philadelphia Flyers and it’s one they will literally pay for through 2026-27 after buying out his contract. As bad as that is though, the fact that it also cost them Sergei..." September 15

  • Pronger offers guidance to towering Samuel Morin

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Flyers have struggled to assemble a Stanley Cup-caliber defense since losing Chris Pronger, but they have some promising defensive prospects that they hope will someday play key roles in a lengthy playoff run. Among them is Samuel Morin, who is easy to identify given that, like Pronger..." September 14

  • Flyers' Hextall optimistic going into camp

    Philly.com "Handcuffed by salary-cap woes he inherited, new Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was unable to upgrade the team in the offseason. Hextall isn't worried. The former standout goaltender believes he has a solid nucleus that features center Claude Giroux, right winger Wayne Simmonds, and goalie..." September 14

  • After a decade in Europe, Rob Zepp feels Phantoms a fit

    CSN Philly "Rob Zepp never expected his European sojourn to become something almost permanent. A decade ago, a young goalie who had been drafted by Atlanta and didn’t sign, redrafted by Carolina and didn’t sign, packed his bags and headed to the Finnish Elite League, thinking he’d grow his game and return..." September 14

  • Flyers owner Ed Snider says he's cancer-free

    USA Today "You have to give it to Ed Snider. The Philadelphia Flyers chairman certainly wants to be patient. He knows that's what it's going to take to see results from general manager Ron Hextall's plan. "He's the boss," Snider said. "We've got a lot of great, young players, and you don't want to rush..." September 14

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Snider on Voracek: this kid in my opinion has a chance to be a superstar.

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Snider admits he has been guilty of not being patient and he likes Hextall's approach of building thru farm system.

  • Claude Giroux would take Claude Giroux over any player in the NHL

    CSN Philly "Well, at least Claude Giroux is confident. ESPN’s subscription Insider service is on a quest to declare the NHL’s top franchise player—that is to say the hand-picked player a franchise would choose to build around in a fantasy draft, I guess—and it’s taken the Worldwide Leader on an interesting..." September 13

  • Is this the year Scott Laughton sticks with Flyers?

    Courier-Post "It was almost a year ago now that Scott Laughton stood in the visitors locker room of the Verizon Center in Washington, after the last preseason game, and made a compelling case. It was just about time for the team to make its final cuts and Laughton listed every reason he thought he shouldn't..." September 12

  • Vincent Lecavalier quietly puts trade talk behind him

    Delaware Online "Vinny Lecavalier didn't have to read the newspapers, listen to sports talk radio or search his name on Twitter. He knew what was going on. In all his years as a pro hockey player, he never was one to seek out stories. Not the good ones. Not the bad ones. After signing a five-year, $22.5..." September 11

  • Good luck stopping the Philadelphia Flyers' top power-play unit

    TheScore.com "During the 2013-14 NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers’ first power-play unit was near perfect. The “perfect unit” doesn’t mean the five best players - the Kings have five excellent players and they were dog meat - Philly just had the ideal guys for the job. Like a Danny Ocean handpicked..." September 06

  • Ron Hextall not taking Flyers overboard with analytics

    Courier-Post "Growing up in Brandon, Manitoba, Ron Hextall always enjoyed arithmetic in school. His personality as a goalie wouldn't suggest that of a mathematician, although he did routinely find the shortest distance between his goalstick and an opponent's legs. Having traded his pads and stick in for a..." September 04

  • Hextall: No need for sweeping changes to Flyers

    CSN Philly "This was Ron Hextall’s first summer offseason as the new Flyers general manager, after assuming the job from Paul Holmgren, now club president, last spring. CSNPhilly.com sat down with Hextall recently to discuss the state of the franchise going into the 2014-15 season. This is the first of..." September 03

  • Flyers Zac Rinaldo gets two-year contract extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Flyers like what right wing Zac Rinaldo brings on the ice. They like his physical play. They like his energy. They like that he'll drop his gloves to stick up for teammates. The Flyers showed what they think of Rinaldo on Tuesday by giving him a two-year contract..." September 03

  • Ryan White has surgery on pectoralis muscle

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan White‘s plans to compete for a roster spot with the Philadelphia Flyers during training camp have been hampered after he injured his left pectoralis muscle while training last week. He had surgery as a result and there’s no timetable for his return, per the team’s website." August 28

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Flyers signed Brandon Manning to a one year contract at $700 000. Its a two way deal. #tvasports

  • Flyers' minor-league team signs GM Ron Hextall's son to 1-year contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "Brett Hextall, son of Flyers general manager and Hall of Famer Ron Hextall, signed a contract Monday with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the team’s AHL affiliate, for the 2014-15 season. A sixth-round draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2008, Hextall, 26, played the past three seasons with the..." August 27

  • Timonen headed to U.S., will see Flyers doctor

    Courier-Post "For as helpless as Flyers GM Ron Hextall felt at the beginning of the month when he found out his best defenseman was stuck in another country with blood clots in his leg and both lungs, he was much more subdued Tuesday. That’s because Kimmo Timonen was en route back to the United States after..." August 27

  • Vincent Lecavalier 'needs to change game a little bit,' says Flyers coach Craig Berube

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Flyers' puzzle piece that doesn’t fit needs to reinvent his game. Head coach Craig Berube's response to veteran center Vincent Lecavalier hearing his name in trade rumors all summer? “Get over it.” Berube’s response to apparently being stuck for another season with an aging four-time..." August 26

  • Michael Del Zotto gets a chance with Flyers

    Tennessean "Nobody likes to see another player get hurt or have any other sort of health problem. But in an odd way, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen's blood clot situation -- the former Predators standout is out indefinitely -- has given another former Nashville blueliner a chance. Michael..." August 21

  • Flyers prospect Hagg eager to get started on a pro career in USA

    Philly.com "ROBERT HAGG got his first taste of American-style hockey when he spent 10 games with the Adirondack Phantoms last season. It was enough to tell him he needed to come across the pond full time. "It is a dream come true that I signed with the Flyers," Hagg said. "I am really looking forward to..." August 21

  • Flyers coach Craig Berube vows to devote more practice time to shootouts next season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Craig Berube spent a half hour the other day talking about all things Flyers, everything from his first offseason as NHL head coach to his coaching philosophy to breaking down some of his players to … you name it. Late into this sit-down with two reporters in the media room at the Flyers' Skate..." August 18

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    LehighValleyPhantoms @LVPhantoms

    We have signed free agent C Darroll Powe to an AHL contract. Powe is a former Flyer and Phantom! #puckdown2014

  • Flyers expect Schenn's game to reach new heights

    NHL.com "Brayden Schenn established himself as a big part of the Philadelphia Flyers last season. But those around the team are confident there's more to come. Schenn was rewarded for his first 20-goal NHL season with a two-year contract that reportedly will pay him $2.5 million this season and next..." August 08

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Flyers have agreed to terms with ex-#Habs centre Ryan White on a one-year, two-way deal.

  • Flyers required to lean heavily on Claude Giroux

    CBSSports.com "The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the more intriguing teams to follow during the 2013-14 season. The club overcame a disastrous start to the year and ended up making the playoffs before a first-round ouster at the hands of eventual Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers. There was a..." August 07

  • Michael Del Zotto signs 1-year deal with Flyers

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, the team announced late Tuesday afternoon. Contact terms via TSN. We discussed the potential of signing Del Zotto in a post just a few hours ago, and here's basically what we settled on: MDZ had a..." August 06

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Flyers D Kimmo Timonen diagnosed with blood clots in right leg and both lungs, team says return to play TBD.

  • Adam Hall signs with Swiss team HC Ambrì-Piotta

    Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like grinding forward Adam Hall will ply his trade in Switzerland next season, as he signed a deal with HC Ambrì-Piotta, according to Swiss Hockey News.ch. Hall, 33, spend the 2013-14 season (and part of 2012-13) with the Philadelphia Flyers. He averaged a career-low 9:50 minutes per..." August 03

  • Flyers' Steve Mason breaks finger, out two weeks

    USA Today "In his offseason training regimen, Flyers goalie Steve Mason figured he'd sneak in a little ball hockey in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario, last Sunday. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old starter, he ended up breaking his right pinky finger. On the other hand, it will only cost him two..." August 01

  • Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season, according to team president Paul Holmgren. Lindros and LeClair will be inducted on Thursday, November 20 prior to the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild,..." July 31

  • 104-year-old Flyers fan gets big birthday surprise

    CSN Philly "It'd be nice if we could all live until we were 100. Unfortunately, things like fast food and Netflix trump exercise 99 times out of 100. However, a young-at-heart Flyers fan has eclipsed that number and then some. Last Wednesday, Helen Moser celebrated her 104th birthday, and it was probably..." July 30

  • Ex-NHLer Leighton’s KHL contract voided due to illness

    Pro Hockey Talk "Michael Leighton had a dominant season in the KHL in 2013-14 and was getting ready to play for the expansion team HC Sochi when he began suffering from an illness that prevented him from attending training camp. Leighton consulted with Sochi and the two sides agreed to void his contract. “I..." July 29

  • Will it be AHL or NHL for Flyers’ Laughton next season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After shining at the junior level, Philadelphia Flyers prospect Scott Laughton is a t a fork in the road: he’ll either reach the NHL or play in the AHL during the 2014-15 season. There’s no doubt that the 20-year-old would prefer to go the NHL route, yet he seems to have a good attitude about..." July 13

  • Hagg excited to continue North American play

    NHL.com "For a supposedly casual guy, Robert Hagg found his first 10 games in North America last spring at Adirondack intensely invigorating. “It is more fun to play here than in Sweden,” he says. “You can grab the forwards much easier in the corner. “It’s much more physical. Plus, you can make one..." July 13

  • Hextall on Stolarz's hip: 'There is no red flag'

    CSN Philly "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall doesn’t anticipate any long-term consequences for Anthony Stolarz following hip surgery at the age of 20. The No. 1 goalie prospect in the organization, who is expected to start for the Phantoms this season, had his left hip “cleaned out” last month and will..." July 12

  • What should Flyers do with Vinny Lecavalier if they can't trade him?

    CSN Philly "You may have heard this recently, but the Philadelphia Flyers are trying to trade Vinny Lecavalier just about a year after signing him to a five-year, $22.5 million contract. Lecavalier is sitting on the trade block - as he has been for weeks now - while Flyers general manager Ron Hextall..." July 09

  • Flyers goalie Zepp looks to Thomas, Fasth as inspiration

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the more unlikely free agent signings on July 1st came from Philadelphia, where the Flyers brought aboard a 32-year-old goalie that’s never played in the NHL — Rob Zepp. Zepp, twice drafted by the Thrashers and Hurricanes, never advanced beyond the AHL level with either club and has..." July 04

  • Report: Flyers re-sign Chris VandeVelde

    CSN Philly "The Flyers continue to add organizational depth, re-signing center Chris VandeVelde on Friday to a one-year deal, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. VandeVelde’s deal is reportedly a two-way deal worth $575,000. VandeVelde signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Flyers last year on Dec...." July 04

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    There is no deal close for Vinny Lecavalier and it's highly unlikely one will happen. #Sens

  • Giroux apologizes, calls actions a ‘misguided attempt at humor’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Claude Giroux offered his “sincere apology” for his, erm, actions toward an Ottawa police officer on July 1: “I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor. Following an..." July 04

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Lecavalier to OTT? Sens want Flyers 2 pick up salary and want something else for taking him off their hands ... #vinnysagacontinues

  • Radim Vrbata tried to work out deal with Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "As his cellphone flooded with text messages and missed calls barely a few hours into Thursday in the Czech Republic, coveted free agent Radim Vrbata was fast asleep. His wife, Petra, who was awake feeding the couple's newborn son, Oliver, finally nudged Vrbata out of bed once his agent, Rich..." July 03

  • Flyers sign defenseman Nick Schultz

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-1, 200-lb unrestricted free agent defenseman Nick Schultz to a one-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Schultz, 31 (8/25/1982), comes to the Flyers with 880 games of NHL experience with Minnesota, Edmonton and Columbus. He split the..." July 03

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