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Quick Hits: Special Teams Units, Labor Day and More

September 2, 2019 - 5:12 AM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 2, 2019 1) The pre-camp Line Play series on the Flyers official website continues on Labor Day with a look at the Flyers' prospective power play units. Assembling the first unit was pretty much a no-brainer: James van Riemsdyk at nefront, Claude Giroux on the left wall, Sean Cou...

Quick Hits Frost, Williams, Rookie Camp, TIFH

September 3, 2019 - 5:00 PM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 3, 2019 1) Rookie Camp on-ice schedule: There will be on-ice practices at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 7, 8, 10. September 9 is an off-day. On Sept. 11, the Flyers Rookies will take on the Islanders Rookies at 7:00 at PPL Center in Allentown. There will be a morning skate at th...

Quick Hits: Goalie Rotation, O'Brien, Sports Book Lounges, Jack Cassidy

September 4, 2019 - 4:27 PM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 4, 2019 1) Coming either later today or tomorrow on the Flyers official website, I will discuss the Flyers goaltending rotation for the upcoming season. When I spoke in July to new Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault, he understandably did not want to project a target number of st...

Quick Hits:Vigneault, Special Teams Practices, Flyers Warrior Hockey, TIFH

September 5, 2019 - 3:56 PM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 5, 2019 1) Earlier today, newspaper Flyers beat writers Dave Isaac and Sam Carchidi spoke with head coach Alain Vigneault at the Skate Zone. Vigneault acknowledged that he has spoken one-on-one with both Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny. The coach the two unsigned restricted fre...

Quick Hits: Rookie Camp, Niskanen, Caravan and More

September 6, 2019 - 8:06 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 6, 2019 1) Flyers Rookie Camp begins today with player physicals and off-ice testing at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. On-ice work begins on Saturday (9:30 a.m. to 11) with another practice slated for the same time on Sunday. 2) The Flyers have added three new hires to the...

Quick Hits: Rookie Camp, Vorobyev, O'Brien, TIFH and More

September 7, 2019 - 7:04 PM ET

Quick Hits: September 7, 2019 1) With the exceptions of new dad Claude Giroux (who will arrive next week) and unsigned restricted free agents Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny, all Flyers players are now working out in Voorhees ahead of the Sept. 13 start of training camp. While Rookie Camp was go...

Quick Hits: Rookie Camp Day 2

September 8, 2019 - 11:53 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 8, 2019 1) Day 2 of the 2019 Flyers Rookie Camp featured the same lines -- and mostly the same standouts -- as the opening day on Saturday. Once again the "orange line" trio of Isaac Ratcliffe, Morgan Frost and Joel Farabee was the standout forward line, with Philippe Myers...

Quick Hits: Vets Scrimmage, Werenski/Provorov, TIHF and More

September 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 9, 2019 1) Restricted free agent defenseman Zach Werenski and the Columbus Blue Jackets have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $15 million bridge deal. If the reports are accurate, that could set the market for a comparable deal from Philadelphia for unsigned restricted free ag...

Quick Hits: RFA Updates, Rookie Camp Notes and More

September 10, 2019 - 12:21 PM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 10, 2019 1) Speaking to the media after Tuesday's Rookie Camp session at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher discussed the progression of camp into preparations for the start of NHL camp on Friday. He was then asked for an update on the status of ne...

Flyers Gameday: Rookies Game vs NYI Rookies (PPL Center)

September 11, 2019 - 6:40 AM ET

Note: If there is breaking news on Wednesday on the contract negotiations with unsigned restricted free agents Ivan Provorov and/or Travis Konecny, it will be added to the top of the game-day blog. Rookies Game: Flyers vs. Islanders The 2019 Flyers Rookie Camp culminates on Wednesday with the...

Sept. 12: Rookie Game Wrapup and Quick Hits

September 12, 2019 - 8:51 AM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 12, 2019 1) On-ice at the Flyers training camp will commence on Friday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. Every player has reported, with the exception of unsigned restricted free agents Ivan Provorov (who is in the area and ready to go if and when a deal is finalized) and Travis Ko...

Quick Hits: Patrick Injury, Training Camp Opens and More

September 13, 2019 - 9:03 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 13, 2019 1) The Flyers 2019 training camp is underway. As I write this morning's blog, Group C (the Rookie Camp group minus the big-name prospects such Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost, Isaac Ratcliffe and Phil Myers) is on the ice. During the early days of camp, there will be th...

Quick Hits: Patrick Injury, Training Camp Opens and More

September 13, 2019 - 9:03 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 13, 2019 1) The Flyers 2019 training camp is underway. As I write this morning's blog, Group C (the Rookie Camp group minus the big-name prospects such Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost, Isaac Ratcliffe and Phil Myers) is on the ice. During the early days of camp, there will be th...

Quick Hits: Training Camp Day 2, Konecny and More

September 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 14, 2019 1) Here are the ice times and groupings for the second day of Flyers training camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. All sessions, per usual, are open to the public and free to attend. GROUP C -- Scott Gordon and Kerry Huffman coaching. 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Flye...

Quick Hits: Hayes Line, Farabee, Frost, Camp Day 3 Plan

September 15, 2019 - 8:33 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 15, 2019 1) Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault indicated at the end of practice on Saturday that the groupings and line combinations would change on Sunday in preparation for the preseason opener on Monday against the New York Islanders. On Sunday, the Group A players (th...

Flyers Preseason Gameday: 9/16/19 vs. NYI

September 16, 2019 - 7:42 AM ET

Update: 9:20 AM Morgan Frost is unavailable to play tonight. He is day to day with a lower body injury per Chuck Fletcher. Veteran AHL center Cal O'Reilly will start in Frost's place. Additionally, Gerry Fitzgerald and Egor Serdyuk are day to day with LBIs. ********* New head coach Alain V...

Flyers Gameday: 9-17-19 @ NYI; Wrap: NYI 3 - Flyers 1 (9-16-19)

September 16, 2019 - 11:36 PM ET

UPDATE 10 AM Tonight's Flyers game roster: Forwards: 10 Andy Andreoff 12 Michael Raffl 21 Scott Laughton 29 Kurtis Gabriel 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel 72 David Kase 78 Matthew Strome 81 Carsen Twarynski 82 Connor Bunnaman Defensemen (one will be an extra) 6 Travis Sanheim 8 Robert Häg...

Flyers-NYI Wrap; Quick Hits for 9/18/19

September 18, 2019 - 7:39 AM ET

Wrapup: Islanders 3 - Flyers 2 (OT) The Philadelphia Flyers led most of the way but were unable to close out the New York Islanders in the third period and went down to a 3-2 overtime defeat at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night. The game was a rematch of Monday's preseason opener in Philadelphia (...

Flyers Preseason Gameday: 9/19/19 vs BOS; Roster Cuts

September 19, 2019 - 8:51 AM ET

Preseason Gameday: Flyers vs. Bruins New head coach Alain Vigneault and the Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-1 in the preseason) will take on Bruce Cassidy's Boston Bruins (0-0-1) at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. Game time is 7 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised on NBCSP and NHL Network....

Wrap: Bruins 3- Flyers 1

September 19, 2019 - 10:49 PM ET

Wrapup: Bruins 3 - Flyers 1 The Flyers dropped to 0-2-1 on the preseason as they lost, 3-1 to the Boston Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. Danton Heinen (1st), Peter Cehlarik (1st) and Connor Clifton (1st) scored for Boston. Matt Niskanen (1st) had the lone Flyers tally. Bria...

Quick Hits: Saturday Roster, AV, Prospects and More

September 20, 2019 - 10:33 AM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 20, 2019 1) The group of Flyers that will play in Saturday night's home game at Wells Fargo Center against the New York Rangers practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees at 11 a.m. on Friday. The line combinations are as follows: 23 Oskar Lindblom - 13 Kevin Hayes - 11 Travis Ko...

Flyers Preseason Gameday: 9/21/19 vs. NYR

September 21, 2019 - 7:42 AM ET

One night after accelerating the team's original roster cutdown timetable, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-1 on the preseason) will take on his former team, David Quinn's New York Rangers (0-2-0) at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Game time is 7 p.m. EDT. The game will be te...

Flyers Preseason Gameday: 9/21/19 vs. NYR; Prospect Updates

September 21, 2019 - 7:42 AM ET

Preview: Flyers vs. Rangers One night after accelerating the team's original roster cutdown timetable, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-1 on the preseason) will take on his former team, David Quinn's New York Rangers (0-2-0) at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Game time is 7 p....

Wrap: Flyers 4 - Rangers 1; Quick Hits and Prospect Updates

September 21, 2019 - 11:43 PM ET

RECAP: FLYERS 4 - RANGERS 1 Playing their final home game of the preseason, the Flyers defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1, at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The Flyers improved to 1-2-1 on the preseason, while the Rangers dropped to 0-3-0. Jakub Voracek enjoyed a three-point game wi...