Flyers Rumors & News

  • Flyers facing big test in Montreal "The Flyers will have their toughest challenge of the young season Monday night in Montreal. The Canadiens (4-0-1) have Carey Price, widely regarded as the NHL's best goalie, but they have also received some surprising offensive contributions. Entering Sunday, they had allowed the fewest goals..." October 24

  • Ivan Provorov bounces back with help from Shayne Gostisbehere

    CSN Philly "Shayne Gostisbehere has been through it before. The ups and downs of a rookie season. Although his season a year ago was mostly up and up as a Calder Trophy finalist. Nonetheless, Gostisbehere felt badly for 19-year-old Ivan Provorov following that minus-5 performance in Chicago on Tuesday..." October 24

  • Voracek fuels Flyers past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After netting just two assists in his first four games, second-year defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere enjoyed a breakout game Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, recording a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win at the Wells Fargo Center. "I think we all felt confident..." October 22

  • Flyers' Weise to have hearing for headshot on Ducks' Holzer

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise will have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety Friday afternoon to discuss an illegal check to the head he delivered to Anaheim Ducks defenceman Korbinian Holzer Thursday night. During the second period of the Ducks’ 3-2 victory over the..." October 21

  • Dale Weise suspended three games for headshot on Holzer

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s department of player safety has come down with a ruling against Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise, who was suspended three games for a headshot he delivered on Anaheim Ducks defenceman Korbinian Holzer Thursday night. As the league explains in the video, Weise “unnecessarily..." October 21

  • Ducks stay disciplined late in win over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Anaheim Ducks finally found out what happens when they stay out of the penalty box. At least for one period. Ryan Garbutt's goal 11:34 into the third period off a great feed by Korbinian Holzer broke a tie and gave the Ducks their first win of the season, 3-2 over the..." October 20

  • Blackhawks outlast Flyers after coughing up big lead

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Just when it appeared Marian Hossa's 500th career goal appeared to give them more than enough breathing room, the Chicago Blackhawks found themselves fighting just to hang on. As it turned out, the Blackhawks had a little something left when it mattered most. Artemi Panarin..." October 19

  • Ekman-Larsson scores in OT as Coyotes beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson had just settled onto the Coyotes bench after an exhausting, two-minute overtime shift in which his team couldn't clear the puck from its defensive zone. A few seconds after he caught his breath, Arizona assistant coach Jim Playfair tapped his shoulder..." October 16

  • Couturier scores twice to help Flyers crown Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A four-goal scoring barrage in the second period allowed the Philadelphia Flyers to bolt past the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. Sean Couturier scored twice and the Flyers upended the Kings 4-2 in their home opener before 18,453 at Staples Center. "They were pretty..." October 15

  • Flyers’ Gostisbehere cut by skate to the face

    CSN Philly "It could have been a terrible injury, one which could have profoundly affected his vision, if not maimed him in the face. Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere caught a skate blade in the opening minutes of play from the Kings’ Kyle Clifford during Friday's 4-2 season-opening win (see game..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Ruslan Fedotenko retires after 12 NHL seasons "Ruslan Fedotenko has announced his retirement Tuesday from the National Hockey League (NHL), following 12 NHL seasons and a professional hockey playing career that spanned two decades. Fedotenko, a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, played in a total of 863 career NHL games with five teams: the..." October 11

  • Flyers’ Radko Gudas suspended 6 games for interference

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has been suspended six games for interference on Boston Bruins forward Austin Czarnik. The 26-year-old knocked Czarnik out of a pre-season game on Saturday and was assessed a minor penalty for boarding. Czarnik has been diagnosed with a..." October 10

  • Rookies Konecny, Provorov make Flyers' roster, Hextall says "Left winger Travis Konecny and defeneman Ivan Provorov have made the Flyers' opening-night roster, GM Ron Hextall confirmed on Monday. The 19-year-old rookies had outstanding training camps. "They earned it," Hextall said. Hextall said there were no plans to give the rookies a nine-game..." October 10

  • Source: Gudas hit on Czarnik being reviewed by NHL

    CSN New England "The Bruins probably didn’t feel great about facing Flyers cheap shot-throwing defenseman Radko Gudas in their final game of the preseason, and with good reason as it turned out on Saturday night. The Philly defenseman delivered a late, high shoulder to the head of Austin Czarnik in the third..." October 09

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Del Zotto Injured, Out 4-5 Weeks "Following practice this morning at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, GM Ron Hextall announced that defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be out 4-5 weeks with a lower body injury. Del Zotto played in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Rangers at MSG where he logged over 16 minutes of ice time (16:34)..." October 07

  • Injuries put Hextall, Flyers in tight with salary cap

    Courier-Post "Losing two players to injury is actually making Flyers general manager Ron Hextall’s job tougher as he tries to figure out who stays and who goes on the final roster. Scott Laughton is out at least three weeks after he lost an edge in practice Wednesday and suffered what the team is calling a..." October 07

  • Radko Gudas won't face hearing for boarding major vs. Rangers

    CSN Philly "Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas once again escaped punishment from the NHL for a questionable hit. The league’s department of player safety declined to hold a hearing after watching video of Gudas’ hit to the Rangers Jimmy Vesey during Monday’s 4-3 Flyers win over the Rangers in..." October 04

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Brennan, Granberg among list of players put on waivers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Veteran defenseman T.J. Brennan lit up the American Hockey League last season, with 25 goals and 68 points in 69 games to earn a two-way deal from the Philadelphia Flyers in July. That deal came only three months after he received the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s top defenseman. But on..." October 01

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27


    CSN Philly "What a difference for Brayden Schenn to walk into Flyers training camp and feel as if he’s arrived. The forward is coming off a season in which he posted career-highs in goals (26), assists (33) and points (59), which earned him the team’s Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the most improved..." September 25

  • Newcomer Gordon expected to improve the penalty kill "The Flyers are hoping newcomer Boyd Gordon can help bolster a penalty-killing unit that finished 20th out of 30 NHL teams last season. Gordon, a veteran center who was signed as a free agent, won 54 percent of his shorthanded faceoff draws in 2015-16, and he impressed coach Dave Hakstol with..." September 25

  • Read looking to bounce back after two subpar seasons "Which version of Matt Read will be in the Flyers' lineup this season - if, in fact, he beats out several camp challengers and earns one of the winger spots? After starting his career with three solid seasons, Read has looked slower and has been unproductive the last two. Two years ago, he..." September 25

  • NHL board approves Snider estate's sale to Comcast "The NHL board of governors on Friday unanimously approved the Ed Snider estate's sale of its Flyers' shares to Comcast Corp., a league source said. Comcast is buying the portion of the Flyers and other Comcast Spectacor properties owned by Snider's estate, which has a 24 percent share." September 24

  • Radko Gudas (wrist) not cleared to shoot, hopes to play a few preseason games for Flyers

    CSN Philly "Radko Gudas thinks he’ll be available for exhibition play before the end of the preseason. The Flyers' defenseman, who is rehabbing a fractured right wrist, still has not been cleared to shoot the puck as full training camp opens on Friday at Skate Zone (see storylines). “It’s a longer..." September 23

  • Comcast buying remaining Flyers shares from Snider's estate "For the first time since the Flyers were founded 50 years ago, the Ed Snider family will not be part of the ownership group. Comcast Corp. is buying the portion of the Flyers and other Comcast Spectacor properties owned by Ed Snider's estate. The company declined to release the financial terms..." September 22

  • No guarantees Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov make Flyers

    CSN Philly "With the Flyers' main camp opening Friday, all eyes will be on Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov, as their quest to make the orange and black begins and the countdown to hysteria starts ticking until the time comes to decide if they're ready for the next level. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall..." September 21

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Carey Price to Start for Team Canada, Claude Giroux a Healthy Scratch

    The Hockey Writers "After Friday’s Team Canada practice, just one day before the 2016 World Cup of Hockey opens, coach Mike Babcock revealed the lineup for Saturday’s opener. As expected, Carey Price will start in net for Team Canada. The surprise in net is that Corey Crawford, who has never suited up for his..." September 17

  • How much time does the Flyers’ core group have left?

    Courier-Post "When his plane touched down in Philadelphia Monday night, Wayne Simmonds immediately started thinking about the answers to a lot of questions about the upcoming season. What are the expectations? Can the Flyers win now? How much time do members of their core group have in their..." September 17

  • With new contract, expectations rise for Schenn

    Courier-Post "Last year around this time, Brayden Schenn had a couple reasons to feel behind the 8-ball. First, he didn’t get an extension and Sean Couturier did, even though both of their contracts ended this June. It was a “prove you’re worth it” situation that Flyers general manager Ron Hextall presented..." September 17

  • Gudas skipping World Cup to prep for Flyers season "Radko Gudas, who will miss the World Cup because of an injured right wrist, was among a handful of Flyers veterans skating at the team's practice facility in Voorhees on Monday - 12 days before they are required to be on the ice. But while Gudas said the wrist has been slow to heal - he can't..." September 13

  • How the Flyers see their goalie future

    Courier-Post "Free agency can be a tricky situation for a team when it knows it has to re-sign a player that is an integral part of the puzzle. With their goaltending situation, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall may be in the polar opposite. Both Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason are entering the last year..." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Scott Laughton, Andrew MacDonald look to bounce back in 2016-17

    CSN Philly "Scott Laughton isn’t ready to call the upcoming year a make-or-break season. Heading into the final year of his entry-level contract, Laughton is focused on earning a regular spot on the Flyers' roster. Despite making the Flyers' lineup out of training camp last season, struggles in his own end..." September 10

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Czech Republic's Hertl, Gudas opt out of World Cup

    The Hockey Writers "The World Cup of Hockey is a few days away, but many teams are still trying to figure out what their final rosters will look like due to many players opting out of the tournament. The most recent players to back out of the tournament are San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl and Philadelphia Flyers..." September 03

  • Claude Giroux confirms hip is at one hundred percent

    Today's Slapshot "Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux underwent bilateral hip surgery at the end of his 2015-16 campaign, which was expected to hold him out for recovery for an estimated 10 to 12 weeks. He was back on the ice by late July, though, and now insists he’s back to 100 percent – putting him..." August 31

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Simmonds: Racism still exists in today’s game

    Today's Slapshot "Wayne Simmonds grew up in Canada, but his NHL career has been spent in the United States with the Los Angeles Kings and the Philadelphia Flyers. During a Wednesday morning appearance on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590, the winger was asked to share his perspective on the ‘significantly different’..." August 24

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17