Flyers Rumors & News

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Flyers will listen, but plan to keep No. 2 pick

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers are planning to keep the No. 2 overall draft pick in June's draft, meaning either Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier will likely be heading to the City of Brotherly Love. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Monday the team will listen to offers, but are unlikely to make..." May 09

  • Mason ‘still an option’ for Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philly hasn’t shut the door on bringing back goalie Steve Mason. “Obviously, Steve Mason is still an option for us but we’re going to look around and see what else is out there,’’ Flyers GM Ron Hextall said Wednesday, in an interview with NHL Radio. “In the end we’ll decide what our best option..." May 04

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Flyers sign 2015 draft pick Mikhail Vorobyov to entry-level contract

    CSN Philly "It appears another prospect has signed his entry-level contract with the Flyers. Mikhail Vorobyov has now done so, according to a report by TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on Tuesday night. Fellow prospect Connor Bunnaman signed last Friday. Vorobyov, a 20-year-old center selected by the Flyers in..." April 26

  • Simmonds, Hamonic named NHL Foundation Player Award finalists

    Sportsnet "New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic and Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Wayne Simmonds are the two finalists for the 2016-17 NHL Foundation Player Award. The award, given to an “NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the..." April 26

  • Flyers confirm injury for prospect Anthony Stolarz

    Fanrag Sports "The Philadelphia Flyers were pleased with what they saw from prospect goaltender Anthony Stolarz this season. The 23-year-old goaltender put up the team’s highest save percentage of the three netminders that saw NHL time, going 2-1-1 in seven appearances with a shutout and a .928 save..." April 13

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Flyers parting ways with Del Zotto, Schultz

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was always likely, but now it’s official — defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Nick Schultz won’t be back in Philadelphia next season. Del Zotto was informed of the decision by Flyers GM Ron Hextall earlier this week. It marks the end of a three-year run with the Flyers, which included Del..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Flyers should trade Claude Giroux "Steve Mason might have played his last game as a Flyer this weekend. He's not the only one. That's because, last month, Claude Giroux opened a door. He admitted that his surgically repaired hip and abdomen hindered him through the first 60 games of the season. He admitted this March 19 as..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Mason assesses future after likely last win with Flyers

    Courier-Post "Win No. 104 is almost certainly his last. Goalie Steve Mason’s tenure in Philadelphia appears over. In a long list of goalies to come through town, the pending free agent has been one of few who have stuck. The 104 wins as a Flyer puts him third on the franchise’s all-time list. The only two..." April 09

  • McGinn's shootout winner lifts Hurricanes past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Brock McGinn scored two goals in regulation and netted the winner in the shootout, but it was the emotional final game of Bryan Bickell's career that had many of the Carolina Hurricanes wiping tears from their eyes following their 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in their final..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Flyers hand Blue Jackets sixth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Among goaltenders, only Ron Hextall and Bernie Parent have played in more games and have recorded more wins for the Philadelphia Flyers than Steve Mason. Following his 20-save effort in Saturday's 4-2 win over the reeling Columbus Blue Jackets, Mason acknowledged it might..." April 08

  • Moore's OT goal lifts Devils past Flyers 1-0

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Considering nothing was at stake between the two teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils gave the fans at Prudential Center nearly 61 minutes of entertaining hockey. The goaltending duel between the Devils' Keith Kinkaid and the Flyers' Steve Mason ended 59..." April 05

  • Flyers announce passing of Ilkka Sinisalo

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was with “deep sadness” that the Philadelphia Flyers announced the passing of former player Ilkka Sinisalo on Wednesday. Sinisalo was 58. The Flyers said he passed away peacefully this morning in his native Finland, with his family by his side. “Ilkka was a true friend and loyal member of..." April 05

  • Philadelphia Flyers Recall Samuel Morin From AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Another top prospect is on his way up to the NHL, as the Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Samuel Morin from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 11th-overall pick in the 2013 draft will make his NHL debut should he make it into the lineup tonight against the New Jersey Devils. With the Flyers..." April 04

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Flyers teammate says Neuvirth was feeling ill prior to collapsing

    Yardbarker "Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of Philadelphia’s game against New Jersey on Saturday, causing great concern. There was a faceoff by the blue line with the Flyers up 1-0 on the Devils when the Flyers goalie just fell over backwards. Neuvirth was taken off the ice..." April 03

  • Lundqvist, Rangers eliminate Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Spurred by Mats Zuccarello's three-point game, the New York Rangers clinched at least the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with their first win at Madison Square Garden since Feb. 19, a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. Four players scored..." April 02

  • Flyers’ Michal Neuvirth released from hospital

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth has been released from the hospital, the team announced on Sunday. Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during a break in play when the Flyers were in action against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. He was stretchered off the ice and taken..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Flyers Goalie Michal Neuvirth Collapses On Ice

    CBS Philly "Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of the team’s game with the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center. There was no contact during the incident. The play was on the other end of the ice when Neuvirth fell backwards in front of his goal..." April 02

  • Stolarz rescues Flyers after Neuvirth collapses

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie goaltender Anthony Stolarz was in Scranton, Pa., about 125 miles north of Philadelphia, when he was informed the Flyers would need him to suit up as an emergency backup to Michal Neuvirth. Stolarz took his equipment off the Lehigh Valley Phantoms team bus, hopped in a..." April 01

  • Flyers’ Read done for year with suspected arm injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philly is still clinging to its slim — very slim — playoff hopes, thanks largely to its current three-game winning streak. Matt Read will not be part of the final push. Read, who exited last night’s victory over the Isles after blocking a Nick Leddy shot, suffered an upper-body injury that..." March 31

  • Flyers sign sought-after college free agent Mike Vecchione "The Flyers on Friday signed Mike Vecchione, the star Union College center who is favored to win the Hobey Baker Award as the nation's top collegiate player. The speedy Vecchione, who signed an entry-level deal, scored 29 goals and led Union to an NCAA tournament berth this season. He is the..." March 31

  • Flyers sail past Islanders 6-3

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers could not have scripted a better start to a hockey game. The New York Islanders could not have scripted one worse. In a game both teams needed to win to stay afloat, the Flyers scored five first-period goals en route to a 6-3 rout over the Islanders on..." March 30

  • Improving Gostisbehere says injuries didn't cause slow start, even if they seemed to

    CSN Philly "It began in early March. You could detect a discernable difference in Shayne Gostisbehere's ability to come off the wall quickly, recover in transition, and generate speed off the backcheck. All of that had been missing most of the season because of Gostisbehere's offseason hip and..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Weal comes through in clutch as Flyers edge Sens

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Six weeks removed from the American Hockey League, Jordan Weal scored the game-tying goal late in regulation and added the only tally of the shootout in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. "I was having fun (with Lehigh Valley), and if..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Flyers tough out win over slumping Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- By his own admission, Brandon Manning isn't a player who will put up a ton of points. However, the defenseman's physical attributes proved to be a vital part of the Philadelphia Flyers' 6-2 rout of the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night at PPG Paints Arena. With..." March 26

  • Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets thwart Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets generated just enough offense and Sergei Bobrovsky took care of the rest. Alexander Wennberg scored in the second period, Bobrovsky posted his seventh shutout of the season and the Blue Jackets ended a two-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory..." March 25

  • Flyers beat Wild for rare road win

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The statistics say the Philadelphia Flyers are among the worst road teams in the Eastern Conference. Apparently, they forgot to read that stat sheet. Goals by Sean Couturier and Matt Read spurred the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Wild on Thursday, thwarting the home..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Jets get glimpse of future in victory over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets, with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night, picked a fine time to post their second three-game winning streak of the season. Ordinarily such a run would have fans scoreboard-watching but with the Jets' chances..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Giroux admits hip has been a problem this season "Flyers captain Claude Giroux is in a recent groove, having scored points in six consecutive games heading into Sunday's home matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes. Giroux seemed out of sorts for a long stretch before this streak, and after Sunday's optional morning skate, he talked about how..." March 20

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