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Archive: November, 2011

Pronger, Coburn sidelined; Flyers recall 2 D-men

Monday, November 21, 2011, 6:28 PM
Defensemen Chris Pronger and Braydon Coburn were sidelined Monday, causing Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall to make their NHL debuts against the Carolina Hurricanes. Pronger has a virus, and Coburn has an upper-body injury, general manager Paul Holmgren said. Pronger may be able to play Wednesday... Read more

On Jagr, Winter Classic jerseys; Crosby facing Flyers 6 times (maybe)

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 3:57 PM
Jaromir Jagr (groin injury) will not play Monday against visiting Carolina. There is a good chance he will return to the lineup Wednesday against the host Islanders. Jagr told reporters Monday he used acupuncture to take away the groin pain. Andreas Nodl, who has missed the last six games -... Read more

Flyers to retire Howe's number; Bob gets surprising start

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 2:42 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ The Flyers will retire defenseman Mark Howe's No. 2 in ceremonies before their March 6 game against visiting Detroit, a club source said on Saturday. Howe, 56, who spent 10 years with the Flyers, went into hockey's Hall of Fame on Monday in Toronto. * * * The Flyers' 6-4 loss... Read more

Flyers, Jets in (17-goal?) rematch; Bryz apologizes

Friday, November 18, 2011, 8:48 AM
The last time the Flyers met the Winnipeg Jets, they erupted for eight goals in an Oct. 27 matchup. And lost. It was the most goals ever scored by the Flyers in a defeat. They dropped a wild 9-8 decision at the Wells Fargo Center, despite outshooting Winnipeg, 48-25. On Saturday afternoon, the teams... Read more

Gus undergoes surgery, out 6 weeks

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 11:47 AM
Flyers rookie defenseman Erik Gustafsson, who was plus-6 in his last game, underwent wrist surgery Thursday morning and will be sidelined for six weeks, GM Paul Holmgren said. The surgery was performed by Randy Culp at Methodist Hospital. With Gustafsson sidelined, Andreas Lilja will remain as the... Read more

Bryzgalov Praises His Former Team

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 4:40 PM
Ilya Bryzgalov wasn’t being a cool customer when asked about facing his most recent former team for the first time during the Flyers game on Thursday with the Phoenix Coyotes at the Wells Fargo Center. Bryzgalov admitted that it wouldn’t be a basic run-of-the-mill NHL game. He said he... Read more

Howe's No. 2 ready to be retired; Giroux deflects praise

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 1:23 AM
It seems almost certain that Mark Howe's No. 2 will be retired by the Flyers. Speaking to reporters in Toronto, where Howe was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday, Flyers chairman Ed Snider said: "If a guy's good enough for the Hall of Fame, he's good enough to have his number retired." That... Read more

Flyers should retire Howe's number

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 8:57 AM
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nobody asked me, but ... ... Mark Howe’s No. 2 should be hanging from the Wells Fargo Center rafters. Howe, who spent 10 years as an elite Flyers defenseman, will finally go into hockey’s Hall of Fame Monday in Toronto. The honor is late — Howe retired... Read more

6 Flyers on all-star ballot; Gretzky at Winter Classic?

Friday, November 11, 2011, 12:33 PM
Six Flyers are on the NHL all-star ballot: Ilya Bryzgalov, Chris Pronger, Jaromir Jagr, Danny Briere, Claude Giroux and Kimmo Timonen. Polls open online on Monday. Based on the season's first five weeks, Giroux, Jagr and Timonen are worthy candidates. This turns into a poularity contest, however... Read more

Coburn given contract extension; Pronger in lineup

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 11:42 AM
TAMPA _ Defenseman Braydon Coburn and the Flyers agreed to a four-year contract extension Wednesday that will pay him $18 million, a $4.5 million yearly cap hit. He currently has a $3.2 million cap hit. Coburn, 26, could have been an unrestricted free agent after this season. Coburn's wife, Nadine... Read more
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