Flyers Rumors & News

  • Vasilevskiy gives glimpse of future in Bolts win over Flyers

    Tampa Tribune "Mark it down. Etch the date in the history book. Tuesday will live long in Lightning lore as the day the future arrived - even if for only a glimpse. Highly touted goaltender prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy made his NHL debut and did it in a winning effort, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-1 victory..." December 17

  • Couturier, Read come alive as Flyers topple Devils

    Courier-Post "Ever since they broke into the NHL in the 2011-12 season, Sean Couturier and Matt Read have played together almost exclusively. Both were expected to make strides in their game this season and, like most of the rest of the team, have not quite met expectations. Thursday night, however, the..." December 12

  • Flyers vigilant after mumps outbreak around NHL

    CSN Philly "It’s estimated that 11 players in the NHL, representing five clubs, have the mumps. One of those clubs is the New Jersey Devils, who are missing Adam Larsson and Travis Zajac. Mumps have become a concern to every club now, according to Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. “We’ve talked..." December 12

  • Blue Jackets defeat Flyers, 3-2 in OT

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets played two solid periods and it appeared they would withstand a final, frenzied push by the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Then, with Steve Mason pulled for an extra attacker, Brayden Schenn scored on a redirect with 55.3 seconds remaining in regulation. The puck barely trickled..." December 10

  • Flyers finding no takers for Vinny Lecavalier

    USA Today "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall had a rough enough summer trying to fill gaps on his first roster with limited salary cap space. Throw into the mix that he was trying to find a new home for disgruntled center Vinny Lecavalier and he really didn't quite know what to plan..." December 09

  • Flyers' Lecavalier trying to stay positive "Vinny Lecavalier thought this would be over by now. The 405-goal scorer was never expecting to be a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. He was on Tuesday in San Jose, but figured he'd get a crack at redemption after that last-second loss. "I definitely thought after a game, I'd..." December 08

  • Flyers GM: Craig Berube's job safe "Despite only one win in their last 11 games, the job of Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube is safe, according to general manager Ron Hextall. "Well, I can say this, there's culpability from all of us -- from myself, [Berube], the assistant coaches, the players, everybody," he told..." December 07

  • Injured and ill Anaheim Ducks defeat Philadelphia Flyers

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks announced defenseman Eric Brewer suffered a broken bone in his foot and would be sidelined for up to six weeks, goaltender Jason LaBarbera had a broken bone in his hand and would be out up to three weeks and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov would join the team for a tryout. Or as it’s known in..." December 04

  • Will Lecavalier remain with Flyers?

    Courier-Post "Vinny Lecavalier pulled on the sweater – this really was a sweater, not just hockey-talk for a jersey – of his boyhood team. He'd always dreamt of playing for his hometown Montreal Canadiens, thanks in part to hearing his grandfather tell stories about Jean Béliveau, the Hall of Fame center who..." December 04

  • Encouraging signs in Sharks 2-1 win over Flyers

    CSN Bay Area "There were a number of encouraging aspects to the Sharks’ 2-1 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at SAP Center, besides the fact that they were finally able to win back-to-back games in regulation for the first time since the opening two games of the 2014-15 season. Of note: *Matt Nieto,..." December 03

  • Lecavalier frustrated with ice time under Berube

    CSN Philly "Vinny Lecavalier played just 5 minutes, 56 seconds in the Flyers' 5-2 loss to the Rangers. He didn’t count the minutes. Just the shifts — nine. “Yeah, I didn’t have too many shifts,” the 34-year-old forward said. “It’s frustrating for sure.” During the Flyers' current 1-7-1 rut,..." December 01

  • Rangers rip anemic Flyers to complete home-and-home sweep

    New York Post "So some fresh blood was injected into what now passes for the rivalry between the Rangers and Flyers, and no, not the kind you had grown accustomed to being spilled over the previous 4 ¹/₂ decades. This instead was plasma contributed to the cause by the fresh-faced Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller,..." November 30

  • Rangers shut out Flyers

    New York Post "It is difficult to recall a game in this rivalry between the Rangers and Flyers as passionless as the one here Friday in which the Blueshirts prevailed 3-0 without much of a fight. Well, that’s not counting the Rangers’ 2-0 victory over the Flyers at the Garden nine nights earlier on Nov. 19...." November 29

  • Hextall on Flyers: 'Biggest concern is consistency'

    CSN Philly "The quarter mark of the season passed Wednesday night with the Flyers' 5-2 loss in Detroit. A year ago after 21 games, the Flyers had 20 points. They were fifth in the Metropolitan Division and 10th overall in the Eastern Conference. After 21 games this season, coach Craig Berube’s team has..." November 29

  • Centers click as unit as Wings blaze past Flyers

    Detroit News "The Red Wings beat the Flyers 5-2 with a line made up of three centers, two of whom are often on gurneys in the M*A*S*H unit, and a third who has been there too much for his liking lately. So unusual is the combination, Mike Babcock pronounced himself undecided after the game about whether..." November 27

  • Isles win fourth straight, top Flyers in shootout

    New York Post "There are going to be bumps down the road quite a bit larger than Steve Mason, and the Islanders know that. But on Monday night at the Coliseum, they not only found a way around the Flyers’ seemingly indomitable goaltender — eventually — but also found themselves getting comfortable with a new..." November 25

  • 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

  • 54d
    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.