To put it mildly, it's been a strange year for the Philadelphia Flyers. The peculiarity continued Friday when the Flyers sent down Tye McGinn to the American Hockey League. Maybe that shouldn't be a surprise, but as of now, McGinn is the team's leading goal scorer with three tallies in four games.

McGinn's three goals this season, two of which came as the only goals in a 3-2 loss to Vancouver, matches his total from an 18-game stint last season.

The optics of sending down a guy who injected a little life into a lineup certainly isn't great. That said, just because a guy has three goals doesn't necessarily mean he's ready to wrestle a full-time roster spot away from someone else. However, the curiosity of the move is compounded a bit by the fact that Philly is holding onto Michael Raffl, who has no points in four games.