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Archive: September, 2009

JVR, Pyorala are in; Betts in limbo

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 4:12 PM
First-year wingers James van Riemsdyk and Mika Pyorala, each of whom had impressive training camps, were on the 22-man roster the Flyers submitted to the NHL Wednesday afternoon. Center Blair Betts was not. Betts, 29, is trying to make the team on a tryout contract. GM Paul Holmgren said he was still... Read more

Boucher headed to IR; Betts still unsigned

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 2:00 PM
Backup goalie Brian Boucher will go on the injured-reserve list, which will open a spot on the Flyers' opening-night roster. A player must sit out seven days from his last game _ in Boucher's case, it was last Saturday in New Jersey _ after he is placed on injured reserve. Boucher has a lower-body... Read more

Briere: Flyers on a mission after being 'too comfortable' last season

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 10:41 PM
After scoring his team-high fourth goal of the preseason in Tuesday night's 5-4 shootout loss to visiting Minnesota, Flyers veteran forward Danny Briere took a look into the future. He likes what he sees. "I think the mentality is probably different than last year," he said. "Last... Read more

Flyers' lines set; Emery unveils second 'tribute' mask

Monday, September 28, 2009, 10:43 PM
The Flyers' four lines appear set for Tuesday's final preseason game, a matchup against Minnesota at the Wachovia Center. The lines should look like this: Gagne-Richards-Pyorala. Hartnell-Carter-Briere. JVR-Giroux-Asham. Carcillo-Powe/Betts-Laperriere. Those lines also figure to be together... Read more

Backlund replacing Boucher

Sunday, September 27, 2009, 3:14 PM
Johan Backlund called it "a dream" to reach the NHL. That dream will be realized Friday, when Backlund dresses for the Flyers' season opener in Carolina. Because of an injury to Brian Boucher, Backlund will start the season as the Flyers’ backup goalie, general manager Paul Holmgren... Read more

Flyers waive Randy Jones, free cap space

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 4:53 PM
As expected, the Flyers Saturday placed high-priced defenseman Randy Jones on waivers, opening cap space that will enable them to keep some other young players on their opening-night roster. Jones, 28, who had off-season hip surgery and struggled in the preseason, earns $3 million and has a $2.75 cap... Read more

Flyers appear ready to waive Jones

Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:27 AM
With a week left before the season starts, the Flyers have some tricky roster decisions. Foremost: Do they waive defenseman Randy Jones? That appears imminent, a club source said Friday. If they don't waive him, the Flyers might deal the 28-year-old Jones to the New York Rangers, who are searching... Read more

Emery sharp again; Pyorala making strong roster bid

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 10:44 PM
The Flyers' 2-1 preseason win over the visiting New Jersey Devils Thursday night featured another strong performance by new goalie Ray Emery, an overtime goal by winger Mika Pyorala and two pretty assists from Danny Briere. Emery looked like he was in midseason form as he made 31 saves _ including... Read more

Flyers trim 30 from roster, including Bell

Monday, September 21, 2009, 1:51 PM
Mark Bell, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound left winger, was released by the Flyers Monday. Bell, who has played in parts of seven NHL seasons, was in camp on a tryout contract. He had a pretty assist in Saturday's 5-4 loss in Toronto. Earlier in camp, Bell said he would not accept a two-way contract. That ruled... Read more

Penalties, penalties, penalties

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 11:04 PM
TORONTO _ Flyers coach John Stevens preferred to talk about the Flyers' strong second period Saturday night, but that solid 20-minute performance _ which included two Danny Briere goals _ was wasted because of some poor late-game decisions. More to the point: The Flyers committed two late penalties... Read more
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