Flyers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Devils outlast Flyers, 6-4, in wild season-opener

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Ryder scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Devils opened the regular season with a 6-4 victory over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mike Cammalleri scored his first two goals (one into an empty net) for the Devils and goaltender Cory Schneider started with a win. But it did..." October 10

  • Late goal by Kelly gives Bruins 2-1 win over Flyers

    CSN New England "It wasn’t pretty for either team as so many opening nights go for hockey teams, but the good guys won in the end. Chris Kelly beat Michael Del Zotto in a one-on-one battle in front on a loose puck, and was able to push the puck past Steve Mason in the final minutes for the rousing 2-1 victory..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Looks like Nick Schultz in for Flyers on D for Braydon Coburn, who is a late scratch due to a lower-body injury.

  • Chris Pronger may join NHL Player Safety; wouldn't rule on Flyers

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL disciplinarian Stephane Quintal hinted last week some “big names” might join the Department of Player Safety. Well, how’s this for a big name? Chris Pronger. The All-Star defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has interviewed for a job in the DPS and is at the top of Quintal’s list to..." October 09

  • Defense will determine Flyers' success in '14-15

    CSN Philly "Their best power forward has a bum foot. Their captain missed most of training camp. And their defense was a shambles at times. Great way to open the season Wednesday night against the Bruins at TD Garden, huh? Through it all, Craig Berube, in his first full season as the Flyers' coach,..." October 08

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Jakub Voracek 'doing everything' to get to 'next level'

    CSN Philly "Throughout the three years they played together in Columbus, R.J. Umberger used to kid Jakub Voracek about his shot -- or, really, lack thereof. “He didn’t shoot much,” Umberger said. “We used to give him a hard time that his shot was soft and weak.” These days, Umberger has detected a..." October 08

  • Vinny Lecavalier could be Flyers’ power-play ploy

    Courier-Post "Tonight will mark the 16th NHL opening night for Vinny Lecavalier. Each time, he’s kept the same routine for 82 games. He warms up the same way, eats the same breakfast, parks in the same spot at the arena. He usually tries out different habits during the preseason to see what works best for..." October 08

  • Flyers' Simmonds returns to practice: report "Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds returned to practice Monday in Orleans, Mass., according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Flyers have been spending time in the town near Cape Cod prior to opening the regular season Oct. 8 at the Boston Bruins. Simmonds had been out since..." October 06

  • Wayne Simmonds wearing boot on left foot

    CSN Philly "Things are not looking very good for Wayne Simmonds to start the season with the Flyers. The rugged power forward showed up Sunday morning at Charles Moore Arena wearing a walking boot on his left foot. That implies some sort of foot injury and/or possible fracture. The season begins..." October 05

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Flyers send Sam Morin to junior team Rimouski

    CSN Philly "So far, Ron Hextall has stuck to his word. The Flyers' GM demonstrated his dedication to giving the Flyers of the future time to mature once again Friday by sending defenseman Sam Morin back to his junior team, Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. Rimouski broke the news in a tweet. Morin, 19,..." October 03

  • Hextall denies trade rumors surrounding Morin's status

    CSN Philly "Though he refused to be pinned down regarding defensive prospect Sam Morin’s status, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall denied the report that the club is trying to swing a trade to make room for the 19-year-old on its roster. Bob McKenzie of TSN said Thursday that the club is trying to trade..." October 03

  • Flyers announce Ice Girls will return, no more booing Ice Dudes

    CSN Philly "Maybe they were just tired of hearing the booing at the Wells Fargo Center? Anyway, the team announced on the jumbotron during tonight's game that the Flyers Ice Girls will return, thus putting an end to the Ice Dude era. They'll likely have some mix of Ice Dude / Ice Girl sweepers." October 01

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Giroux will also probably play Thurs. in DC, Berube says.

  • Bellemare working to get back on ice "By now, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, a 29-year-old rookie who signed as a free agent, had hoped to have opened eyes in the Flyers' training camp - and be close to nailing down the fourth-line center spot. But an undisclosed injury suffered early in camp has limited him to just one preseason..." September 28

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Pelicans should have quality numbers at point guard spot

    CSN Philly "Scott Laughton is doing the best he can to make things difficult for Flyers coach Craig Berube and upper management. He tallied an even-strength goal and two power-play assists during Thursday’s 4-0 shutout win over the New Jersey Devils. In three exhibition games this week, the 20-year-old..." September 27

  • Flyers make 5 moves, cut camp roster to 34

    CSN Philly "After trimming their roster on Wednesday by 22, the Flyers made five more moves on Friday. The team has sent prospect Taylor Leier to the Phantoms along with veteran Darroll Powe. They also placed Oliver Lauridsen, Brandon Manning and Andrew Gordon on waivers for the purpose of sending them to..." September 27

  • Giroux returns to Flyers' practice "Six days after he suffered a lower-body injury that was supposed to sideline him for two weeks, Claude Giroux made a surprising return to the Flyers' practice Thursday morning in Voorhees. The Flyers' captain stretched, skated gingerly at first, and flipped passes to his teammates. He had a big..." September 25

  • Evander Kane trade to Flyers was almost 'very close' to happening

    Broad Street Hockey "We sort of suspected this over the summer when the rumor winds were blowing and we were all wondering what the Flyers were going to do about adding a scorer to play on the wing, but TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday night that Ron Hextall was close to pulling a trigger on a trade for Evander..." September 24

  • Flyers fans want their Ice Girls back now

    New York Post "The Flyers Ice Girls have their leverage. At Monday’s preseason opener, the Philadelphia Flyers debuted 12 men to replace the former Ice Girls and the results were predictable, as the crowd booed as if the Rangers had just taken the ice, every time the guys took the ice. The reception to the..." September 24

  • MacDonald, Coburn now Flyers' top D line "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 "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 "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 "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

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