Flyers Rumors & News

  • Flyers snap 4-game skid with win over Blue Jackets

    CSN Philly "Not all wins are created equal. This one was better than most because, as Jakub Voracek observed, every time the Columbus Blue Jackets got a sniff of drawing even, the Flyers stamped it out. Every Blue Jacket momentum shift on the ice was answered by the Flyers Saturday in a 4-2 victory at..." November 23

  • Working quietly and alone, Flyers' Timonen still hopes to play "EVERY WEEKDAY morning at 8 o'clock, after he drops his kids off at school, a familiar face strides into weight room in the Flyers' practice facility. He trains hard, mostly out of the view of teammates and the public, hoping and praying for one more chance on the ice. Kimmo Timonen, 39, has..." November 23

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Akeson and VV out. #Flyers

  • Wild wins a nail-biter over Philadelphia on Zucker's late goal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kicking trash cans, slamming doors, telling players they’re “embarrassing” … mild-mannered Chuck Fletcher would probably never do what Flyers counterpart Ron Hextall reportedly did Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. “I usually let the coaches do that,” joked Fletcher, the Wild general..." November 21

  • Rangers rebound as backup goalie Talbot blanks Flyers

    New York Post "Here was one of these glimpses, rare nowadays, of how the Rangers can play when they’re on their game. The Flyers were at the Garden on Wednesday night in a battle of middling Metropolitan Division clubs, and the Rangers played a complete game, taking a 2-0 win on goals by Rick Nash and Kevin..." November 20

  • Ron Hextall explodes after Flyers loss to Rangers

    Yahoo! Sports "Ron Hextall was a model of calm seething. The Philadelphia Flyers general manager watched his team drop a 2-0 decision at the New York Rangers, in an uninspired effort. There was no push, no momentum. The Flyers went quietly in a four-point game in the Metro Division, dropping to 7-8-2 on the..." November 20

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    Claude Giroux WILL play tonight against the Rangers. Puck drops in 10 minutes. #PHIvsNYR

  • Giroux's out "short period of time" with ankle injury

    Courier-Post "After a mysterious absence from a team function Monday night, a cryptic tweet and a couple doctors visits, it's finally known what the deal is with Flyers captain Claude Giroux. The team tweeted Monday that Giroux didn't attend an event for season-ticket holders so that he could be examined by..." November 19

  • Hextall says Gostisbehere surgery goes well "Shayne Gostisbehere's surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee could not have gone better, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. Hextall said it was "only the ACL" that was affected. "Sometimes there are other elements involved, but there was nothing else,"..." November 16

  • Three power-play goals help lift Canadiens 6-3 over Flyers

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens’ power play produced goals on all three of its opportunities and Montreal survived a strong comeback effort from the Philadelphia Flyers to post a 6-3 victory Saturday night at the Bell Centre. P.A. Parenteau opened the scoring and also notched the winning goal in the third period...." November 16

  • Blue Jackets 4, Flyers 3: Jackets end nine-game losing streak

    Columbus Dispatch "Music blared, laughs were hearty and fist bumps ruled the night in the dressing room. After going more than three weeks between victories, the Blue Jackets were reminded last night of their sweet taste. “It’s been a while since we’ve felt like this, both out there (on the ice) and in here in..." November 15

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Flyers say L Schenn out two weeks

  • Flyers jump out fast, hold on to beat Avalanche "The Flyers continued their winning ways during their homestand, but it wasn't easy in their 4-3 win Saturday over the Colorado Avalanche at the Wells Fargo Center. The power-play unit scored three times and looked healthy, which is more than can be said about the organization's defensemen. A..." November 09

  • Simmonds gets look with top line at LW in Flyers' win

    CSN Philly "The experiment lasted all of one period. One period in which Chris VandeVelde replaced the injured Michael Raffl on the Flyers’ top line at left wing. Less than four minutes into the second period, realizing that he had no viable options available at left wing given he didn’t want Brayden..." November 08

  • Signs point to Braydon Coburn's return Saturday

    CSN Philly "Every indication is that Braydon Coburn will return to the Flyers' lineup on Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche. The 29-year-old defenseman has missed all but one game this season because of a suspected fracture in his left foot suffered blocking a shot in the season opener at..." November 07

  • Flyers use more secondary scoring to beat Panthers

    CSN Philly "The Flyers wanted to iron out some kinks during this four-game homestand. Two wins into it, it appears they are doing just that. Thursday’s 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at Wells Fargo Center saw them get some secondary scoring -- from their fourth line again -- and also saw a very..." November 07

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Flyers sent Manning back to the Phantoms. Jones is at practice today here.

  • Steve Mason shines vs. Oilers, finally gets 1st win

    CSN Philly "Jakub Voracek nearly had himself a natural hat trick. Carlo Colaiacovo had a smooth debut on the blue line. And the Flyers' penalty kill remained absolutely perfect on home ice, killing four power plays for 17 consecutive kills at home this season. All of that was “good stuff,” as coaches say,..." November 05

  • Michael Raffl hurt blocking shot vs. Oilers

    CSN Philly "Nearly every injury the Flyers have had this season has its roots based on a player sacrificing himself to block a shot. You can add Michael Raffl’s name to that casualty list as well. The Flyers' leading goal scorer blocked Mark Fayne’s shot with 12:12 left in the third period, struggled to..." November 05

  • The Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger trade is not looking good

    Broad Street Hockey "The trade didn't look good from the start but fans could at least try to spin it in a positive light; with the shorter contract being the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, 11 games into the season Umberger has been completely invisible. When the Flyers traded Scott Hartnell for RJ..." November 04

  • Porn star is sick of being Michael Del Zotto’s wingman

    New York Post "Let this be a lesson to us all: Don’t ask the porn star you used to date to play match maker. Michael Del Zotto had to be the courier for this universal message, and legendary porn star Lisa Ann had to be the (G-rated) teacher. The adult films star, recently making headlines for possibly..." November 03

  • Roberto Luongo and injury-racked Panthers down Flyers 2-1

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If there was any doubt that Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad wasn't going back to juniors after his ninth game Saturday, he erased it by making his first NHL goal the game winner to secure a 2-1 victory over the Flyers at the BB&T Center. "It was great. We had to make the decision. If he..." November 02

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Colaiacovo 2 way deal ; $625k is NHL salary

  • Stamkos, Lightning power way past Flyers

    Tampa Tribune "Putting points in the bank early can pay big dividends in the end. That's precisely what the Lightning have been able to do, as Thursday's 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers improved Tampa Bay's record to 7-3-1 as the first month of the season came to an end in front of an announced..." October 31

  • Odds are Lecavalier won't play against Lightning

    CSN Philly "If it weren’t for the fact that he spent 14 years -- the bulk of his career -- in this one city, it would not mean so much for Vinny Lecavalier to lace up the skates tonight against the Lightning. Yet barring a significant change of heart from coach Craig Berube, the Flyers' 34-year-old center..." October 30

  • Flyers' patchwork defense getting by through win streak

    Courier-Post "Braydon Coburn stood at the door to the Flyers' locker room still with a walking boot on his left foot. As Michael Raffl walked out, the team's leading goal scorer, Coburn patted him on the shoulder and said, "Good game, buddy." The loss of the longest-tenured Flyer has been muffled recently,..." October 30

  • Flyers recall defenseman Manning from AHL "Defenseman Brandon Manning was recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, on Wednesday, the team announced. Manning appeared in six games for the Phantoms this season and had a goal, five points and a plus-2 rating." October 29

  • Emery and Flyers knock off Kings in overtime "They gave prizes to the best Halloween costumes worn at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. Flyers goalie Ray Emery got in the spirit of things. He came disguised as Bernie Parent. Emery made 38 saves, and Brayden Schenn scored in overtime as the Flyers jolted the defending Stanley Cup..." October 29

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Ryan Whitney's agent Paul Krepella says "no truth " that the Flyers mAde an offer to his client

  • After ugly start, Flyers grind out win over Detroit

    CSN Philly "Ray Emery saved the Flyers from themselves, start to finish. Kept them in the game. Gave them a chance. Nick Grossmann had one of his finest games ever with a goal, six blocked shots, five hits and the kind of inspiring defensive performance that had a trickle-down effect with players diving to..." October 26

  • Flyers recall Gostisbehere from AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philly has summoned the Ghost. On Friday, and in the wake of injuries to Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald, the Flyers recalled promising blueliner Shayne Gostisbehere from AHL Lehigh Valley. Gostisbehere, or “Ghost” as he’s commonly referred to, was the club’s third-round pick (78th..." October 24

  • Hextall: ‘There’s not a lot out there’ to bolster depleted Flyers defense

    Pro Hockey Talk "Flyers GM Ron Hextall is in a tough spot. With Andrew MacDonald and Braydon Coburn each out approximately four weeks, his already-missing-Kimmo-Timonen defense is down to five healthy NHL blue-liners. And that includes the likes of Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto, two once-promising players..." October 24

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Told the Flyers plan to call Alt up after tonight's Phantoms game

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Babcock said Gustavsson starting tomorrow in Philly, where "we haven't won since Christ was a kid." Last win there Game 2 of '97 Cup final.

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    For Coburn to be out 4 weeks suggests he has a fracture in his left foot; could be the same for MacDonald.

  • The (really) unbelievable path of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

    Sporting News ""Unbelievable" is a postgame adjective of choice for hockey players. They, seemingly, can believe so little that the word loses its meaning. It is very, very funny. You just skated a lap with the Stanley Cup. What was that like? "Oh, unbelievable. Unbelievable." What did you see out of..." October 24

  • Flyers find help in unlikely places in beating Penguins, 5-3

    CSN Philly "Always expect the unexpected when the Flyers meet the Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Wednesday’s “Rivalry Night” was everything you didn’t expect: • Hometown son R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season at a dramatic point in the game and notched a Gordie Howe hat..." October 23

  • Raanta stops all 32 shots in season debut as Blackhawks defeat Flyers

    CSN Chicago "Antti Raanta drove to the United Center with Jonathan Toews on Tuesday afternoon. The backup goaltender told the captain he was nervous about Tuesday night, when he was getting his first start of the season in the wake of Corey Crawford’s upper-body injury. Toews had a message for..." October 22

  • 'O Canada' to be performed before Penguins-Flyers to support Ottawa "It has been a tough day across Canada as tragic events in the nation's capital city of Ottawa have shaken the country. With hockey being so deeply rooted in Canada's own history and traditions, it's difficult to understate that nation's impact on the NHL. After the Ottawa Senators and Toronto..." October 22

  • Claude Giroux's OT heroics give Flyers win over Stars

    CSN Philly "They had given up a pair of goals in the final 1:27 of the second period, which turned a 2-2 game into a 4-2 Stars' lead going into the second intermission. For the Flyers, it seemed like another loss in the making. “We had played a pretty good game and then a questionable call and they..." October 19

  • Coburn 'not ready' to return

    CSN Philly "Braydon Coburn’s return to the Flyers’ lineup will have to wait until at least Tuesday in Chicago. Coach Craig Berube said Saturday at the morning skate in American Airlines Center that the veteran defenseman still doesn’t feel confident and won’t play tonight against the Stars. He has an..." October 18

  • Tough road trip a chance for Flyers to finally win

    CSN Philly "There are probably easier places for the Flyers to find their first win of the season (Buffalo, perhaps?) but the schedule is what it is for Craig Berube’s club. They don’t get to pick the team they face or the arena in which they play. Saturday’s match in Dallas is the first of a six-day,..." October 18

  • Chris Pronger wouldn't have taken NHL job if it hurt the Flyers

    Courier-Post "Chris Pronger was playing in a golf tournament in St. Louis back in June when he just couldn't go on any longer. The 40-year-old former defenseman had been working out a lot, trying to see if he could get back into shape. He already knew he couldn't play hockey anymore. Not since he took a..." October 16

  • Shootout haunts Flyers again in loss to Ducks

    CSN Philly "It wasn’t a bone-crushing collision, but it was just enough to cause a bad result. Flyers defenseman Nick Schultz had his man, Anaheim’s Matt Beleskey, and bumped into Sean Couturier in the slot. “It was kind of a rush play and [Beleskey] was following back to the net,” Schultz said. “He’s..." October 15

  • Flyers’ Lecavalier out two weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers announced that Vincent Lecavalier will be sidelined for about two weeks while prospect Sam Morin is expected to miss about four-to-five weeks. Defenseman Nicklas Grossmann also missed practice with a stomach virus. Lecavalier, 34, is dealing with a lower-body injury...." October 13

  • Flyers prospect Morin breaks jaw, will have surgery "Defenseman Samuel Morin, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, sustained a fractured jaw and is expected to have surgery Monday, the team announced. Morin, a first-round pick (No. 11) at the 2013 NHL Draft, is playing for the Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He has three..." October 13

  • Lecavalier injured in Flyers' loss "As if blowing a 3-0 lead wasn’t bad enough, the winless Flyers suffered another injury in Saturday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the speedier Montreal Canadiens at the Wells Fargo Center. Vinny Lecavalier walked painfully out of the arena with a boot on his left foot. The 34-year-old center was hit by..." October 12

  • Canadiens rally to beat Flyers in SO

    Montreal Gazette "A furious third-period rally allowed the Canadiens to force overtime and P.A. Parenteau scored the game-winner in the shootout to give the Canadiens 4-3 win over the Flyers on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers outskated and outplayed the Canadiens for two periods and took a..." October 12

  • Coburn to miss days, not weeks, with leg injury

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall actually had something to smile about Friday morning. It now appears that Braydon Coburn may only miss days and a few games instead of weeks and many games. The Flyers’ defenseman was on crutches Thursday, suggesting a knee or leg injury. “We’ve actually gotten better news..." October 11

  • NHL announces Pronger’s player safety appointment

    Pro Hockey Talk "As expected, the NHL has announced that Chris Pronger is now a member of the department of player safety. The news that this would happen raised eyebrows because Pronger is still a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. A concussion ended his playing career in 2011, but he is nevertheless signed..." October 11