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Archive: September, 2011

Pronger to make preseason debut tonight

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 11:43 AM
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has been saying for weeks now that he remains "very optimistic" that captain Chris Pronger will make his season debut with the rest of the team next Thursday in Boston. We just didn't know he was really that optimistic. Pronger, set to turn 37 on Oct. 10, will... Read more

NHL suspends Sestito

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 4:12 PM
Forward Tom Sestito, who was waived by the Flyers on Tuesday, has been suspended by the NHL for the rest of the preseason and two NHL regular-season games. Sestito was suspended for a boarding major against the Rangers on Monday night. The Flyers are hoping Sestito will be with their AHL affiliate... Read more

Man who racially targeted Flyers' Simmonds arrested

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 12:50 PM
The man who racially targeted Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds in a preseason game in London, Ontario, last week has been arrested. At a press conference on Wednesday, London police chief Brad Duncan announced that Christopher Moorhouse, 26, of London, has been arrested and charged under the trespass... Read more

Sestito waived; JVR, Nodl hurt

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 1:32 PM
The Flyers have waived Tom Sestito, as Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed a TSN report. The Flyers are believed to hope they can send Sestito to their AHL affiliate in Adirondack. Holmgren said that the Flyers' plan all along was to waive Sestito on Tuesday, even before his hit on Monday... Read more

Jagr: Power play cure?; Sestito, Simmonds updates

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 10:26 AM
Jaromir Jagr may be the antidote for a power play that killed the Flyers last season. Just don’t suggest to him that his impressive preseason presence on the point is your reason for optimism. “I can’t promise anything,” Jagr said again, trying to cool feverish expectations... Read more

Flyers to host Winter Classic

Monday, September 26, 2011, 1:39 PM
It’s official: The Flyers will host the Winter Classic against the New York Rangers at 1 p.m. Jan. 2 at Citizens Bank Park. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the event today, which he called the worst-kept secret in sports, at a news conference at the Phillies’ ballpark. The Daily... Read more

Flyers set roster for preseason game tonight

Monday, September 26, 2011, 12:25 PM
Here is the Flyers lineup for tonight's preseason game against the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center: GOALTENDER Ilya Bryzgalov, Michael Leighton FORWARDS James van Riemsdyk, Claude Giroux, Jaromir Jagr, Max Talbot, Danny Briere, Jake Voracek, Andreas Nodl, Harry Zolnierczyk, Matt Read... Read more

Hartnell experiences scary heart trouble

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 2:24 PM
Question marks surrounded Scott Hartnell’s health when he missed the third period of Friday’s preseason win in Detroit and then wasn’t on the ice on Sunday for practice. Turns out, there is good reason for that. Hartnell had an elevated heart rate on Friday night in Detroit, discovered... Read more

Flyers trim roster

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 5:14 PM
The Flyers trimmed their training camp roster to 38 by assigning players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms: FORWARDS Jason Akeson Tyler Brown Shane Harper Ben Holmstrom Tye McGinn Luke Pither Mike Testwuide Eric Wellwood DEFENSEMEN Marc-Andre Bourdon Tyler... Read more

Simmonds talks about incident

Friday, September 23, 2011, 10:30 AM
Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds released a statement this morning about last night's incident during a preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings in London, Ontario. A spectator threw a banana peel at Simmonds, who is black, during the shootout. “It was unfortunate that this incident happened... Read more
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