Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Leighton update; Flyers cut 28 from camp roster

LEIGHTON UPDATE (4:30 pm): According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, goaltender Michael Leighton had an MRI on Sunday and the Flyers are awaiting the results. Holmgren said they will know more on Monday. Leighton re-aggravated a lower back injury on Friday night in the Flyers' preseason win in Toronto. In other news: the Flyers have trimmed 28 players off their training camp roster, with 18 being sent to the Adirondack Phantoms, of the AHL; five being returned to their junior team; and five being released from tryout contracts.

Leighton update; Flyers cut 28 from camp roster

LEIGHTON UPDATE (4:30 pm): According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, goaltender Michael Leighton had an MRI on Sunday and the Flyers are awaiting the results. Holmgren said they will know more on Monday. Leighton re-aggravated a lower back injury on Friday night in the Flyers' preseason win in Toronto.

In other news: the Flyers have trimmed 28 players off their training camp roster, with 18 being sent to the Adirondack Phantoms, of the AHL; five being returned to their junior team; and five being released from tryout contracts.

The following players were assigned to the Phantoms and will report to the team’s training camp later this week: forwards Greg Moore, Luke Pither, Matt Clackson, Garrett Klotz, Pat Maroon, Tye McGinn, Zac Rinaldo, Andrew Rowe, Shane Harper and Stefan Legein; defensemen Chad Denny, Jesse Dudas, Cullen Eddy, Dan Jancevski, Logan Stephenson, and J.P. Testwuide; and goaltenders Nic Riopel and Brian Stewart.

The following players have been returned to their junior teams: D Ricard Blidstrand (Regina, WHL); F Michael Chaput (Lewiston, QMJHL); F David Labrecque (Shawinigan, QMJHL); D Brendan Ranford (Kamloops, WHL) and D Tyler Hostetter (Erie, OHL).

Forward Justin Dowling and forward Blake Gal were released from their Amateur Tryout Agreements and will also return to their junior teams, while forward Michael Ryan and defensemen Ryan Lannon and Joe Piskula were released from their Professional Tryout Agreements.

The moves leave the Flyers training camp roster at 37 players (20 forwards, 12 defensemen and five goaltenders). Among the notable names still in camp: Bill Guerin, Mike Testwuide, Sergei Bobrovsky, Ben Holmstrom, Joonas Lehtivuori, Jon Kalinski, Andreas Nodl, Eric Wellwood, Erik Gustafsson, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Kevin Marshall.

The Flyers (3-0-1) continue the preseason Tuesday night at New Jersey.|

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