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Archive: January, 2013

Briere joins Giroux's line

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 2:08 PM
In his latest effort to generate offense from his sputtering team, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette on Thursday stuck Danny Briere on the left wing of his buddy Claude Giroux’s line. Wayne Simmonds remains on the right wing. Laviolette used the combination late in the 2-1 loss at the Rangers on... Read more

Rinaldo back; McGinn likely out

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 12:26 PM
NEW YORK -- It appears that rookie Tye McGinn’s impressive run in the Flyers’ lineup may be coming to an end on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. McGinn, who netted his first NHL goal and assist on Saturday in Florida, could be swapped out for Zac Rinaldo against the Rangers. McGinn... Read more

Flyers' penalty breakdown

Monday, January 28, 2013, 7:07 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- As we pointed out in Monday's Daily News, the Flyers have finished either 29th or 30th in minor penalties in four of the seven seasons played since the 2004-05 NHL lockout. The Flyers lead the league already again this year, by a wide margin. They also lead the league in penalties in... Read more

Penalties cost Flyers in Tampa Bay

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 8:40 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- It was bound to happen at some point. You can't hide from the whistles forever. The Flyers, the NHL's far and away leader in minor penalties through the first 8 days of the season, found out the hard way in Sunday evening's 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the high-powered Lightning offense... Read more

Matt Carle finally appreciated in Tampa Bay

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 1:06 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- From the time last season started until it ended abruptly against New Jersey, Matt Carle was nagged with questions about his contract status. Carle wanted to be a Flyer. The Flyers wanted him to stay in Philadelphia. Along the way, negotiations continued to hit snags. First, the Flyers... Read more

Matt Read's rare night

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 4:04 AM
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Two games into his promotion to Claude Giroux’s line, Matt Read is making the Flyers forget about Scott Hartnell going down with a foot fracture. Read netted his first career hat trick in Saturday night’s 7-1 rout of the lifeless Florida Panthers. It was the Flyers’... Read more

Could Flyers target Subban?

Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:40 AM
SUNRISE, Fla. -- With Andrej Meszaros out for at least a third of the season, the Flyers are in the market for a defenseman. This time, acquiring a depth defenseman isn’t going to cut it. Bruno Gervais, Kurtis Foster and Andreas Lilja are serviceable third-pairing players. But a weak third pair... Read more

Flyers' Meszaros out 4 weeks

Friday, January 25, 2013, 2:38 PM
Paul Holmgren does not believe the Flyers are snakebitten by injuries. He would, however, like this whole “injury per game” streak to end sometime soon. Thursday night's win over the Rangers cost them defenseman Andrej Meszaros, who went down with a left shoulder injury. He was re-evaluated... Read more

Video: Flyers exorcise some demons

Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:20 AM
The Daily News' Frank Seravalli reports from the Wells Fargo Center where the Flyers defeated the New York Rangers, 2-1, for their first on the season and snap a six-game losing streak to the Rangers. Read more

Flyers waive Hovinen, create flexibility

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:28 PM
The Flyers have placed goaltender Niko Hovinen, who has spent the season with the Trenton Titans, on unconditional waivers with the intent of mutual termination of his contract. Hovinen, a 6-foot-7 monster in net, did not impress in Phantoms training camp in September and was assigned to the ECHL... Read more
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