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Archive: March, 2013

Flyers courting 6-foot-8 defenseman Andrej Sustr

Monday, March 18, 2013, 7:49 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- With the end of some NCAA hockey seasons last weekend, the race to ink undrafted free agents is on. The Flyers have already begun courting Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha defenseman Andrej Sustr, who officially announced on Monday that he will not be returning to school for his senior season... Read more

How many points do Flyers need?

Monday, March 18, 2013, 10:55 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- Including Monday night’s contest against the Lightning, the Flyers have 19 games to avoid watching the playoffs go on without them for just the second time since 1995. That leaves 50 different possible combinations of wins and losses from now until April 27. The Flyers can increase... Read more

Flyers have better shot at lottery

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:25 PM
With every loss, the harsh reality of the numbers game becomes more and more in-focus. As Sixers CEO Adam Aron mentioned on Thursday, there are a group of “ping pong” ball addictions - and probably some who are wondering what the Flyers’ lottery chances might be. On pace to finish... Read more

Luke Schenn late scratch against New Jersey

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:36 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- Defenseman Luke Schenn was a late scratch from the Flyers’ lineup on Wednesday night against New Jersey. Schenn, who had appeared in all 27 games to start the season, participated in the morning skate at Prudential Center and seemed fine. The reason for his absence is apprently... Read more

Can speaking French on-ice help?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 1:15 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- French, Russian, Swedish. While the first two sound like salad dressings, they're actually languages that you can hear being spoken on an NHL rink nightly. But the language doesn’t matter, does it? That’s what Simon Gagne was wondering on Wednesday, as reporters pestered... Read more

Leighton on his way, but why?

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 6:27 PM
Not incredibly far from Boston, where the Flyers fell flat again in a 3-0 shellacking by the Bruins, equipment bags were rustling in Glens Falls, N.Y. According to the Glens Falls Post-Star, the Flyers and Phantoms are swapping goaltenders, with Michael Leighton on his way to Philadelphia. Brian Boucher... Read more

Pronger speaks for first time

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 12:49 PM
It has been 473 days since Chris Pronger last appeared in a Flyers uniform, though it feels much longer since his in-your-face personality has bellowed through the halls of the Flyers’ practice facility. Pronger has not played since Nov. 11, 2011. We explained in September why he will never... Read more

Grossmann leaves game

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 8:56 PM
NEW YORK -- Despite finishing the last shift of the first period on the ice, Flyers defenseman Nick Grossmann never returned to the game after the first intermission. According to the team, Grossmann left the game with an undisclosed, “lower-body” injury. Grossmann blocked two shots in... Read more

Read could be back sooner than expected

Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:43 PM
Matt Read may be back sooner than even the Flyers expected. Read, 26, was originally projected to be out for 6 weeks with torn rib cage muscles, suffered in back-to-back hits on Feb. 20 in Pittsburgh. Instead, Read said he could be back “as soon as this weekend.” He skated in a full,... Read more

Zolnierczyk suspended 4 games

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 4:27 PM
Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk has been suspended for 4 games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for charging Ottawa defenseman Mike Lundin on Saturday. Lundin appeared to temporarily lose consciousness on the vicious hit – and Ottawa coach Paul MacLean confirmed after the game... Read more
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