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Archive: February, 2013

Flyers waive Michael Leighton, Tom Sestito

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:28 PM
The Flyers have waived backup goalie Michael Leighton and forward Tom Sestito. The Leighton decision seems to indicate that Brian Boucher will be the backup for the Flyers behind Ilya Bryzgalov. If Leighton and Sestito are not claimed off waivers by noon tomorrow, the Flyers can send them to the... Read more

Was Harry Z's hit dirty?

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10:00 AM
Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates was known as an honest player – and that trait hasn’t left him since stepping behind an NHL bench. Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk was whistled for a 5-minute major “kneeing” penalty with under 30 seconds to play in Wednesday’s 4-1... Read more

Flyers reacquire Gagne from Kings

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:27 PM
Simon Gagne is coming home. Sitting two games under .500, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren sent a conditional 4th round pick to Los Angeles in exchange for the team’s fourth all-time leading scorer at left wing. The pick belonged to Phoenix and was acquired by the Flyers via Columbus in... Read more

Do Flyers need to practice?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:17 PM
For the fifth consecutive day in which they had a chance to practice, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette kept his team off the ice on Tuesday. Only the Flyers’ scratches, including Harry Zolnierczyk, Kurtis Foster, backup goaltenders Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton, injured defenseman Andrej Meszaros... Read more

Video: Is Bryzgalov the MVP of struggling Flyers?

Friday, February 22, 2013, 2:53 PM
Who is to blame for the Flyers inconsistencies this season? CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Frank Seravalli discuss this, Matt Read's rib injury and Ilya Bryzgalov's season. Read more

Giroux leads Flyers' 7-0 rout

Monday, February 18, 2013, 3:27 PM
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- It wasn’t quite “The Shift,” but it may get just get the Flyers back on track. From the opening puck drop, Flyers captain Claude Giroux backed up his harsh words from Saturday night in Montreal with a 3-point effort on Monday. Giroux scored 26 seconds into the... Read more

Flyers lacking heart through first third

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 11:11 PM
MONTRÉAL -- Captain Claude Giroux called out his teammates for “going through the motions.” Danny Briere said the Flyers “need to want it more.” Kimmo Timonen pointed toward the Flyers’ attitude and said “it needs to change.” “You have to go... Read more

Gustafsson brings mobility to Flyers

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 5:52 PM
MONTRÉAL -- During his three-hour ride up Interstate 87 and over the Canadian border, Erik Gustafsson played back last season in his mind. Gustafsson, 24, played 7 of the Flyers’ 11 playoff games last spring. He appeared to be a lock for the Flyers’ opening night lineup this year... Read more

Flyers' backup job should be a battle

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 2:44 AM
MONTRÉAL -- With the Flyers’ second back-to-back set of the week on tap Saturday, the question will be raised again. Who will be in net? Whoever it is the for the Flyers will not face Carey Price, who is coming off a shutout and will miss the game with the flu. Canadiens backup Peter... Read more

Hartnell could start skating Saturday

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:19 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Scott Hartnell could be back in the lineup before the Flyers wrap up this season-long, six-game road swing next week. Hartnell will visit a doctor on Friday, hoping to receive clearance to begin skating on his surgically repaired foot on Saturday. The Flyers are in New Jersey... Read more
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