Flyers Rumors & News

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 27

  • Flyers continue strange trend by cruising past Blackhawks

    CSN Philly "Strange season it’s been for the Flyers as the clock winds down to zero with seven games left now after Wednesday’s 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Another Stanley Cup favorite loses. Another team better than the Flyers is reduced to mere mortals here at Wells Fargo Center. Let the..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Flyers lose Wayne Simmonds, Andrew MacDonald for rest of season

    CBSSports.com "The Philadelphia Flyers earned a decisive 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night, but the victory proved costly. Both forward Wayne Simmonds and defenseman Andrew MacDonald will be out for the remainder of the regular season with injuries sustained during the game, the team announced..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Craig Berube says relationship with Steve Mason is fine

    Courier-Post "On the surface, there certainly seems to be a case to be made that there's a rift between the Flyers' coach and starting goalie. Steve Mason was not pleased last week when he was pulled last Thursday against the Calgary Flames when he allowed two goals on 16 shots. Next game, Mason bowed out..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Could the Flyers have interest in Justin Williams this summer?

    Courier-Post "It's late March and the Flyers are in a frustrating spot. Their 6.5-percent odds at winning the lottery to pick first in June's draft are greater than their 0.1-percent odds at making the postseason. By the end of the week, they may meet mathematical elimination. All season long the team has..." March 25

  • Flyers' Emery savored chance after hip surgery

    NHL.com "Five years ago, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery received what was supposed to be a hockey death sentence. He was diagnosed with avascular necrosis in his right hip. Not only was his hockey career over, walking normally again was in question. Today, as Emery prepares for a game against..." March 25

  • Flyers’ record, relationship with Mason has Berube’s job status being questioned

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2014-15 NHL season is not ending well for Flyers coach Craig Berube. His team is losing, with practically zero chance of making the playoffs. There’s been tension with his No. 1 goalie, the outspoken Steve Mason. And that’s led to the predictable questions about Berube’s future behind..." March 24

  • Edmonton Oilers down Philadelphia Flyers in overtime

    Edmonton Sun "Amid the carnage of another Edmonton Oilers season, there are still some bright spots trying their best to shine a little light on the stretch drive. Like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who added a pair of goals to his career high total Saturday, scoring 51 seconds into the first period and then adding..." March 22

  • Why Flyers' failures could cost Berube his job

    Philly.com "The Flyers are broken, and it would be surprising if the organization doesn't hire another coach to try to put them back together. Coach Craig Berube is a good hockey man with strong principles, but he has lost this flawed team. Many of the players are upset with Berube's singling out goalie..." March 22

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    INJURY UPDATE: D Luke Schenn will not play tonight due to a lower-body injury. He is day-to-day.

  • Michael Del Zotto to return from upper-body injury — not foot

    CSN Philly "Michael Del Zotto says he’s been wondering why he keeps reading about his sore right foot when it’s been his upper torso that’s been bothering him. The Flyers' 24-year-old defenseman, who will re-enter the lineup Thursday night against the Flames, has missed six games because of his..." March 19

  • Flyers playing for little else than personal pride

    CSN Philly "Ten games. That’s all that remains to this lost Flyers season. Ten games for the Flyers to finish off their second non-playoff campaign over the past three years. Some players are fighting for jobs. Some for promotions. Some to save the coaching staff. Jakub Voracek could easily look at..." March 19

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Del Zotto will play tomorrow in Calgary.

  • Canucks, Burrows take down Flyers, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "On a night the Vancouver Canucks honoured Pat Quinn, it was another ‘Irishman’ who helped cap off what was a highly emotional evening in style. You’ve heard of Alex O’Burrows, right? Okay, he’s French-Canadian, but it was St. Patrick’s Day, so technically everyone is Irish. Burrows scored..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Nick Cousins 'real solid' in NHL debut

    CSN Philly "Chris VandeVelde knew how Nick Cousins felt toiling with the Phantoms, putting up some impressive numbers and wondering if he'd ever get a call-up to the NHL level. The same thing happened to VandeVelde in the past and now he’s a Flyer. “If you don’t ever get that opportunity, you never know..." March 18

  • Hammond extends streak as Senators nip Flyers

    Ottawa Sun "The Hamburglar was up to his old tricks Sunday. Putting his sparking, undefeated-in-regulation record on the line at home to the Philadelphia Flyers, 27-year-old Andrew Hammond moved to within one win of becoming the first goalie since Frank Brimsek in 1938 to allow two or fewer goals through..." March 16

  • Flyers recall forward Nick Cousins from Phantoms

    CSN Philly "With veteran forward R.J. Umberger expected to miss the remainder of the season, the Flyers are turning to an up-and-coming prospect to fill their empty roster spot on offense. Nick Cousins, who leads the Phantoms and ranks fifth in the entire American Hockey League with 55 points, was..." March 15

  • Flyers' Umberger will have surgery, miss rest of season

    Philly.com "For most of the season, winger R.J. Umberger has seemed slow and out of sync. Now we know the reason. Umberger will undergo surgery Wednesday on his right hip and abdominal muscles, the Flyers announced Saturday. Umberger has struggled through what he has called the most frustrating..." March 14

  • Blues grit out another shootout win over Flyers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have had more momentous occasions with the Philadelphia Flyers than their 1-0 shootout win Thursday at Scottrade Center. For instance, there was that night on April 10, 1968, when Larry Keenan scored in the second overtime to beat the Flyers 3-2. It was Game 3 of the Stanley Cup..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Dallas Stars Get Gritty Win Over Philadelphia Flyers, Lose John Klingberg to Injury

    Defending Big D "If you would have told me back in August that the Dallas Stars would see four rookie defensemen on the blueline this late in the season, I probably would have laugh-cried. But that's exactly what the Stars had in their lineup tonight versus the Philadelphia Flyers. With Trevor Daley out because..." March 11

  • Flyers check out mentally, follow nightmare day in Boston with ugly loss to Devils

    Newark Star-Ledger "Flyers players were told before their game Sunday to get over what happened the day before in Boston. They had Saturday night and Sunday morning to sulk about blowing a late lead and losing in overtime to the team they're chasing for a playoff spot. By Sunday afternoon, head coach Craig..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Flyers' Del Zotto out 7-10 days

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Michael Del Zotto will miss 7-10 days due to an upper body the club announced Sunday. Brandon Manning, who was recalled by the Flyers on Saturday, will replace Del Zotto in the lineup. Manning will be paired with Andrew MacDonald tonight as the Flyers visit..." March 08

  • Jeff Reese's spat with Flyers began over Steve Mason's injuries

    Philly.com "Sitting in his stall after practice, Steve Mason pulled on a ball cap and tried not to look up while he spoke. “Sometimes, things happen that are hard to understand in the game of hockey,” Mason said. “Honestly, for me, it just happened out of the blue.” Flyers goaltending coach Jeff Reese..." March 07

  • Karri Ramo backstops Flames to OT win over Flyers

    Calgary Sun "The masked man stole the win. Not that he felt it was that much of an achievement. Jiri Hudler may have been the overtime goal-scoring hero, but goalie Karri Ramo was the difference maker and the biggest reason the Calgary Flames departed the City of Brotherly Love with a 3-2 win over the..." March 04

  • Flyers sign Tyrell Goulbourne to entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-0, 200 lb. LW Tyrell Goulbourne to a three-year entry-level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Goulbourne, 21 (1/26/1994), was a third-round selection of the Flyers (72nd overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently in his fifth..." March 03

  • Radko Gudas on joining Flyers: 'I see an opportunity'

    CSN Philly "Radko Gudas learned he had been traded right around the time plenty of Flyers fans were awoken by mobile phone alerts about him. “I woke up in the middle of the night,” he said. “[I] didn't think I'm gonna get traded, so I was totally in shock. But I'm excited to join the organization, and see..." March 03

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Flyers sign LW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a two-year contract extension.

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  • Lightning acquire defenseman Braydon Coburn from Flyers

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday for defenseman Radko Gudas, a first-round draft pick and third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Coburn, 30, has one goal and eight assists in 39 games this season. He has 166 points (37 goals, 129..." March 02

  • Grossmann suffers upper-body injury vs. Rangers

    CSN Philly "There have truly been some very unusual injuries to the Flyers this season. Steve Mason going down in practice like someone shot him, tossing and turning on the ice with back spasms. Mason stretching during a TV timeout at the Flyers' bench against Washington, then collapsing to the ice as..." March 01

  • Flyers top Rangers, 4-2

    CSN Philly "The Flyers snapped their two-game losing streak Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers. It allowed them to keep pace with both Florida and Boston, which are ahead of them in the wild-card standings. The Flyers remain six points behind the Bruins..." March 01

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Waivers today: McMillan (VAN), Erixon (CHI), Schlemko (DAL), Volpatti (WSH), Zepp (PHI). Teams creating flexibility for deadline deals.

  • Flyers trade Kimmo Timonen to Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kimmo Timonen‘s return to game action for the Philadelphia Flyers was put into question earlier Friday, and now we know why. The Flyers, later in the day, traded the 39-year-old veteran blue liner, who has yet to play a game this season due to blood clots, to the Chicago Blackhawks. “We’ve..." February 28

  • Kimmo Timonen: Return 'huge step'

    ESPN.com "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who hasn't played this season after doctors found blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs, is close to making his return. The 39-year-old Timonen, who signed a one-year contract last summer for $2 million, skated with the team Thursday..." February 27

  • Awkward meter rising as Vinny Lecavalier continues to sit

    Courier-Post "It's past the point of just an awkward afternoon where a once-dominant NHLer is a healthy scratch for a game to send a message. Vinny Lecavalier hasn't played for the last three games. Thursday is expected to mark a fourth. It's the longest stretch since he missed seven games as a healthy..." February 26

  • Canes top Flyers 4-1 in Cam Ward’s 500th career game

    Raleigh News & Observer "Cam Ward insisted he treated his 500th career game as just another game. None of his Carolina Hurricanes teammates believed him, of course. For a goalie, 500 games in the NHL is both rare and special. Ward became only the fifth active goalie to reach that milestone Tuesday and the 64th in..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Ray Emery suffers lower-body injury, doesn't make roadtrip

    Courier-Post "There was no limp in his step, no hesitation on the ice Monday when Ray Emery took his usual net in an informal practice. The Flyers' scratches all took the ice and Emery was among them. He took shots from defensemen Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn and Carlo Colaiacovo as well as forward Vinny..." February 25

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Stolarz not coming up. Mason will back up.

  • Flyers win to get within striking distance of playoff spot

    Courier-Post "Considering the Flyers have been chasing the postseason picture all season, Sunday afternoon was just about as close as they could get to a playoff atmosphere without it being mid-April. They took another step toward that with a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals, putting them temporarily..." February 23

  • Giroux, Voracek split up in Flyers' lineup shakeup

    Philly.com "When Craig Berube replaced Peter Laviolette three games into the 2013-14 season, the Flyers were a mess. After failing to make the playoffs in the lockout-shortened previous season, they had lost their first three games of the new season and looked absolutely awful doing so. Paul Holmgren said..." February 21

  • Calvert and Dubinsky lift Jackets over Flyers

    The Cannon "must apologize for this recap being on the quick and dirty side. Maybe someone forgot it was his night on the schedule. Maybe he went out and watched the game at a drinking "lounge" before going to watch the late showing of Kingsman with some friends. Maybe you should go see Kingsman - it's..." February 18

  • Flyers sign Schultz to multi-year extension

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-1, 200-lb defenseman Nick Schultz to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Schultz, 32 (8/25/1982), has appeared in 55 games for the Flyers this season, recording two goals and 11 assists for 13 points. He has already..." February 18

  • Kimmo Timonen cleared for contact, returns to practice with Flyers

    Courier-Post "One by one the Flyers started tapping their sticks as they skated in circles for their morning skate. While all of the skaters were wearing orange or black uniforms, the last player on the ice marched out in a grey uniform and two strides in he raised his arms in celebration as if he'd scored a..." February 18

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