Flyers Season Opening Roster, Lines, Taxi Squad and AHL Assignments
Below is the Flyers' season-opening NHL roster. Shayne Gostisbehere (undisclosed) is on the roster rather than IR but is unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Penguins.
FORWARDS (13): Nicolas Aube-Kubel (RW), Sean Couturier (C), Joel Farabee (LW), Morgan Frost (C), Claude Giroux (C), Kevin Hayes (C), Travis Konecny (RW), Scott Laughton (C), Oskar Lindblom (LW), Nolan Patrick (C), Michael Raffl (LW), James van Riemsdyk (LW), Jakub Voracek (RW).
DEFENSE (8): Justin Braun, Mark Friedman, Shayne Gostisbehere, Erik Gustafsson, Robert Hagg, Philippe Myers, Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim.
GOALTENDERS (2): Brian Elliott, Carter Hart.
Taxi Squad (6): Andy Andreoff (C/LW), Connor Bunnaman (C), Alex Lyon (G), Samuel Morin (LW), Nate Prosser (D), Carsen Twarynski (LW.
The captaincy structure for the Flyers this season will be as follows:
Captain: Claude Giroux
Permanent Alternate Captain (Home and Road): Sean Couturier
Second full-time HOME Alternate Captain: Ivan Provorov
Rotating ROAD Alternate Captains: Kevin Hayes and Jakub Voracek
Injured non-roster designations (4): Wade Allison (RW), Tanner Laczynski (C), Isaac Ratcliffe (LW), Kirill Ustimenko (G).
TRAINING CAMP ROSTER CUTS
The following 14 players have been assigned to the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Note that the AHL/CHL age rule has been relaxed due to the pandemic and the fact that two of the three CHL leagues have not yet played this season.
Chris Bigras (D), Tyson Foerster (RW), Pascal Laberge (RW), Mason Millman (D), Derrick Pouliot (D), Roddy Ross (G), Linus Sandin (RW), Felix Sandstrom (G), Matthew Strome (LW), Max Willman (RW), Zayde Wisdom (RW), Tyler Wotherspoon (D), Wyatte Wylie (D), Egor Zamula (D).
PROBABLE OPENING NIGHT LINEUP
23 Oskar Lindblom - 14 Sean Couturier - 11 Travis Konecny
28 Claude Giroux - 13 Kevin Hayes - 86 Joel Farabee
25 James van Riemsdyk - 19 Nolan Patrick - 93 Jakub Voracek
12 Michael Raffl- 21 Scott Laughton- 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov - 61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim - 5 Phil Myers
8 Robert Hägg - 56 Erik Gustafsson
79 Carter Hart
[37 Brian Elliott]
PP1: Provorov, Giroux, Hayes, Couturier, TK
PP2: Farabee, JVR, Patrick, Voracek, Gustafsson
Scratches: 48 Morgan Frost (healthy), 53 Shayne Gostisbehere (undisclosed), 59 Mark Friedman (healthy).