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Archive: September, 2011

Kessel helps Flyers edge Caps in rookie game

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7:31 PM
One day after he signed an entry-level contract, defenseman Blake Kessel scored a power-play goal and added an assist as the Flyers outlasted Washington, 3-2, in a rookie game at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. "It’s a dream to get out there and wear an NHL jersey,” said Kessel... Read more

Pronger should be ready for opener, Homer says

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 11:18 AM
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is making so much progress that general manager Paul Holmgren expects him to be ready for the Oct. 6 opener in Boston. Speaking for the first time since he broke his shoulder and ribs in a bicycle accident on Sept. 5, Holmgren said Pronger was “on track”... Read more

Video: Couturier hopes to make roster

Monday, September 12, 2011, 2:32 PM
Video: Flyers center Sean Couturier, the team's first-round pick in 2011, talks about the first day of rookie camp and his goals for the season. Get exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it here. Read more

All eyes on Schenn, Couturier

Monday, September 12, 2011, 2:25 PM
Centers Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier are taking different approaches as they try to earn spots on the Flyers’ roster. Couturier is trying to gain weight on his slender frame, while Schenn is more particular about what he eats and is attempting to hone his body. Cheesesteaks are off limit... Read more

Pronger skates, takes positive step

Friday, September 9, 2011, 11:40 AM
Though he still seems like a longshot to be ready for the Oct. 6 opener in Boston, Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger took a positive step on Friday. Skating for the first time in 4 1/2 months, Pronger showed no ill effects at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. Pronger, who will turn 37 next month, skated... Read more

Pronger to start skating Fri.

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 3:44 PM
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger has started lifting weights and, on Friday, will take another step toward his recovery when he skates for the first time this summer. Pronger, a future Hall of Famer who will turn 37 next month, is coming off what he called “the year from hell” _ four surgeries... Read more

Flyers stunned by crash; McCrimmon remembered fondly

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 12:50 PM
Several Flyers were informally working out at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Wednesday morning when they heard the stunning news: At least 43 people had died, including the Lokomotiv hockey team, in a plane crash in Russia. Brad McCrimmon, 52, the head coach of the team and a former Flyers defenseman... Read more

Homer doing well in hospital; police issue report

Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 11:10 AM
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who suffered broken bones in a bicycle accident Monday in Avalon, told a team spokesman on Tuesday that he was "sore but in good spirits." Holmgren, 55, was wearing a helmet when he lost control of the bike. He is at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where... Read more
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