Monday, February 8, 2016

'Bob' starting for Flyers; Harry Z recalled

OTTAWA - Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will make his first start of the season when the Flyers play in Ottawa Tuesday night.

'Bob' starting for Flyers; Harry Z recalled


OTTAWA - Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will make his first start of the season when the Flyers play in Ottawa Tuesday night.

Bobrovksy, 23, had a strong preseason, compiling a 0.40 goals-against average and .984 save percentage, but he is the understudy to Ilya Bryzgalov, who signed a nine-year, $51 million deal in the summer.

The Flyers (3-0-1) have notched points in all four games; Ottawa is just 1-4, but showed positive signs in a 2-1 loss in Washington Saturday.

The Flyers recalled forward Harry Zolnierczyk from the Adirondack Phantoms, and he made his NHL debut Tuesday. He replaced winger Andreas Nodl, who has an undisclosed injury. Nodl participated in the morning skate.

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The Flyers needed another forward because Jody Shelley was serving the last game of his suspension. Shelley could play Thursday against the visiting Caps. (Zac Rinaldo may be sent to the Phantoms.)

The Flyers did not have enough cap space to recall Brayden Schenn ($1.69 million cap hit). Before Zolnierczyk was recalled, they had a little less that $1.2 million in space.

In addition to "Bob," defenseman Matt Walker is expected to make his first start of the season, replacing Andreas Lilja. Coach Peter Laviolette has been wanting to give Walker some playing time. Lilja played well in the first four games.

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Ottawa will be without two injured players: defenseman Sergei Gonchar and winger Bobby Butler. Backup goalie Alex Auld (3.07 GAA, ..892 SP) will start for the Senators.

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Defenseman Braydon Coburn’s wife, Nadine, gave birth to a girl, Rory, on Monday. She is the couple’s first child.

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In a roundabout way, former Flyers star Eric Lindros told he plans to play in the Winter Classic alumni game at Citizens Bank Park.

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