Flyers Rumors & News

  • Flyers’ Radko Gudas disagrees with 10-game suspension

    Pro Hockey Talk "Radko Gudas is just like you and I in the sense that he also expected a big suspension for slashing Mathieu Perreault of the Winnipeg Jets in the back of the neck. He was a right as the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday that he will sit for 10 games and be docked..." November 21

  • Penguins to face Flyers in outdoor game in Philadelphia next season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins are going back outdoors next season. They will face off against the Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the NHL's 2019 Stadium Series. It will be the second round of the "Battle for Pennsylvania," a two-game outdoor series..." November 20

  • Flyers' Gudas suspended for 10 games by the league "“Next man up’’ is a hockey axiom based in resolve and bravado. It is not intended to be an operating philosophy. Two months into a season they hoped would be less volatile than the previous one, it has become exactly that for the Flyers. Injuries to Andrew MacDonald, Shayne Gostisbehere, and..." November 20

  • Flyers’ Sean Couturier making most of offensive opportunity

    Sportsnet "Sean Couturier was never that kid standing 20 feet from a road hockey game, stick in hand, shooting rocks, hoping for an invite. Since Day 1 with the Philadelphia Flyers, he’s been part of the action and a valuable member of the team. But like a great character actor who never gets tapped for..." November 18

  • Flyers' Gudas waives in-person meeting, set for phone hearing

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has waived his right to an in-person hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety, and will have a phone hearing on Sunday. Gudas will have to answer for a reckless slash to the back of Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault‘s head he made on..." November 18

  • Mathieu Perreault says Radko Gudas slash ‘wasn’t an accident’

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has once again landed himself in hot water after slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault in the head/neck area during Thursday’s game. Perreault, who was not injured on the play, believes the slash was intentional and not a fluke accident as a..." November 17

  • Nolan Patrick will return from injury to battle hometown Jets

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick will make his return to the lineup against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday after missing nine games with a concussion." November 16

  • Jordan Weal moved to center as Flyers try to find scoring spark

    Courier-Post "Jordan Weal wants there to be no mistake about it. The last time he played center for the Flyers wasn’t really indicative of his capabilities. Two years ago, when the Flyers acquired him from the Los Angeles Kings in the deal that saw Vinny Lecavalier and Luke Schenn heading West, Weal factored..." November 16

  • Flyers still searching for offensive answers; could Phantoms' Danick Martel help? "The Flyers, their attack needing a jump-start, will conclude a rare home-and-home series Tuesday in Minnesota. They hope to generate more offense than they did in the first meeting between the teams, a 1-0 Wild win Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. “I thought we did a good job at the end,..." November 13

  • Sizzling top line needs help for Flyers to climb in Metro "If the Flyers are going to start climbing in the crowded Metropolitan Division standings, their wildly productive first line is going to need some assistance. While the Ginger Line has done more than anyone could have expected — Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, and Jake Voracek have combined for..." November 11

  • How Flyers’ top-line shakeup unleashed Sean Couturier

    Sporting News "The Flyers started the 2017-18 season with a bit of a shocking announcement: captain and top line center Claude Giroux would be moving to the wing. The decision came after a couple seasons where Giroux’s even-strength production had been dropping off dramatically. His power play numbers..." November 11

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Flyers’ Will O’Neill makes NHL debut 11 years after being drafted

    Pro Hockey Talk "His first shift probably won’t be remembered years down the line, mainly because it lasted a whole four seconds. But Thursday night, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Will O’Neill finally made his NHL debut. The 29-year-old O’Neill stepped onto the ice at Scottrade Center in St. Louis 4,198 days..." November 03

  • Gostisbehere suffers upper-body injury versus Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, doing so without defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere for the entire third period. The Flyers announced at the beginning of the final period that Gostisbehere would not return because of an upper-body injury, forcing an already..." October 29

  • Nolan Patrick is missing Flyers games, after all

    Pro Hockey Talk "Overall, it might be still true that Nolan Patrick and the Philadelphia Flyers dodged a bullet. Considering how shaken up he was thanks to a hit by Chris Wagner of the Anaheim Ducks, early – and ultimately hasty – optimism still strikes as a plus in the bigger picture. Patrick thought he might..." October 28

  • Flyers’ Couturier on new faceoff rules: ‘It gets frustrating at times’

    Sportsnet "The 2017-18 season has been kind to Phladelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier thus far. Through 10 games, the 25-year-old has already amassed seven goals and 12 points while suiting up on a dominant top line featuring Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. The trio has combined for 37 total points..." October 27

  • Second overall pick Patrick leaves game with apparent head injury "Rookie center Nolan Patrick, the No. 2 overall selection in the June draft, suffered a possible concussion when he was knocked into the glass head-first in the second period Tuesday night. It wasn’t the only headache the Flyers experienced in their 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at the Wells..." October 25

  • Can Claude Giroux hit 30-goal mark for 1st time?

    CSN Philly "Statistically, there’s not much Claude Giroux hasn’t done at this point of his career. The Flyers' captain recently reached the 400-assist plateau, a table of four that includes Giroux, Bob Clarke, Brian Propp and Bill Barber in franchise history. “Yeah, that’s fun,” Giroux said. “I never..." October 25

  • Andrew MacDonald out 4-6 weeks "Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced to the media today that defenseman Andrew MacDonald will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury. MacDonald suffered the injury in yesterday's 2-1 win over the Oilers, where he recorded three shots on goal, six blocked shots and logged 22:03 of ice time -..." October 22

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Wayne Simmonds leaves Flyers game for ‘precautionary reasons’ with lower-body issue

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers earned a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, thanks to a four-goal outburst in the second period. And Philly forward Wayne Simmonds earned a decision over Micheal Haley in a quick fight during that middle frame, too. While the Flyers got the win, the news..." October 18

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Flyers send Samuel Morin to Phantoms

    CSN Philly "The Flyers on Wednesday afternoon assigned defenseman Samuel Morin to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, officially securing Travis Sanheim's spot on the NHL roster. Morin served as a healthy scratch during the Flyers' four-game season-opening road trip. The Flyers carried eight defensemen out west..." October 12

  • Flyers acquire Tokarski from Ducks

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations. Tokarski has been assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. The 28-year-old appeared in one game at the NHL level for the Ducks last..." October 09

  • Ex-NHL Player Ray Emery Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Ex-BET Host

    TMZ "Ex-NHL player Ray Emery was arrested last month for allegedly getting violent and threatening his then-fiancee Keshia Chante during a 2016 incident ... TMZ Sports has learned. Emery was arrested Sept. 18 in Hamilton, Ontario, a rep for the John Sopinka Courthouse confirmed to us. We're told..." October 05

  • For Flyers' GM Ron Hextall, tough roster decisions loom "General manager Ron Hextall has to make some interesting and difficult roster decisions before the Flyers board a plane to San Jose on Monday afternoon. The Flyers have 25 healthy players in camp and need to trim their roster to 23. They will open their season Wednesday in San Jose. Assuming..." September 30

  • Flyers captain Claude Giroux finding his rhythm at left wing

    Sportsnet "After an underwhelming 2016-17 campaign saw Claude Giroux post one of the worst offensive showings of his career, the Philadelphia Flyers coaching staff are opting for a different look this year. The veteran forward, who’s made his name as one of the sport’s top centremen, has been shifted to..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Simmonds: Protests not about black and white, it's about what's right "When the Flyers open the season in San Jose next Wednesday, the Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds and the Sharks’ Joel Ward — veteran wingers and close friends who are two of about 30 black players in the NHL — are undecided about whether they will kneel when the national anthem is played. Both are..." September 27

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • Nolan Patrick gaining confidence for Flyers, who see his strengths

    Sporting News "With the puck on his stick, Nolan Patrick had less than a second to decide his next move. As the Rangers attempted to clear the zone, each team skating four aside, Philadelphia forced a turnover. After Jordan Weal made a close-quarters pass to Patrick, the 19-year-old rookie, playing in his fourth..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Flyers captain Claude Giroux appears to embrace move to wing

    CSN Philly "Dave Hakstol brought up the idea on Monday and Claude Giroux appeared to embrace it. The Flyers' captain switched to left wing during Tuesday’s practice on a line with Jakub Voracek at right wing and Sean Couturier in the middle. “That’s funny because I was pretty much a winger all my life,”..." September 20

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Role reversal: Flyers reportedly hire Lombardi to work for Hextall

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s a wholly unscientific assumption: things started to go sideways for the Los Angeles Kings when Ron Hextall left then-GM Dean Lombardi & Co. to join the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Whether accurate or not, the two executives have experienced different paths lately, with Hextall..." September 17

  • Patrick 'pretty comfortable out there' on first day of Flyers camp "Center Nolan Patrick showed no sign of nerves Friday, his first day of training camp with the Philadelphia Flyers. "I was pretty comfortable out there," said Patrick, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. "Just tried to compete as hard as I can, be myself. I think I had a pretty good..." September 16

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Nolan Patrick begins push to make Flyers as rookie camp gets underway

    CSN Philly "Five days ago, Nolan Patrick was in rural Canada shooting ducks. Now, the future Flyers center is focused entirely on shooting pucks following a rather eventful offseason that included the draft and offseason surgery. “It was exciting,” Patrick said Monday following his first practice in a..." September 11

  • Flyers’ Voracek says Giroux skating ‘way better than last year’

    Sportsnet "Count Philadelphia Flyers winger Jakub Voracek among those expecting improvement from Claude Giroux this coming season. Voracek spoke to after a team training session on Thursday, and mentioned that his linemate “looks like he’s skating way better than last year.” Giroux’s..." September 09

  • New Flyers goalie Brian Elliott hoping to have carryover effect "New goalie Brian Elliott arrived Friday at the Flyers’ practice facility in Voorhees, eager to show that his strong second half last season — he went 17-6-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .924 save percentage — will carry into 2017-18. Elliott struggled at the start of last season in..." September 09

  • Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz out indefinitely (knee surgery)

    Pro Hockey Talk "A bumpy summer got a lot worse recently for Philadelphia Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz, as the team announced that he’s out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left knee. The 23-year-old already saw increased (albeit likely expected) resistance to his ascension up the goalie..." September 08

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Claude Giroux reports early with the spotlight brighter than ever

    Courier-Post "Claude Giroux is an emotional guy bordering reactionary. He stewed all summer after his statistically worst season in seven years as critic after critic questioned whether he’s over the hockey hill. The Flyers’ captain knew he’d have to answer those questions in person and even after preparing..." September 07

  • Why Jordan Weal turned down other offers and stayed with Flyers

    Courier-Post "There were other offers. Some may even have been for more money. Then Jordan Weal thought about how he ended last season — on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Wayne Simmonds, a point-per-game player in his last seven contests. He consulted family, friends and agents J.P. Barry and Mark..." September 06

  • Hextall reiterates Flyers aren't rebuilding: 'That's not in our DNA' "Even though the Flyers again look like a “bubble” team as far as whether they will make the playoffs, this season feels different. The building process, which started with rookies Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny in the lineup last season, will continue in earnest in 2017-18. As many as five..." September 03

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