Flyers recall Lauridsen

Oliver Lauridsen, who played two games in the AHL last year, was the Flyers' seventh-round pick in 2009. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

The Flyers are recalling defenseman Oliver Lauridsen, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound Denmark native to replace the injured Braydon Coburn.

Lauridsen, who just turned 24, has played almost two full seasons with the AHL Phantoms. A stay-at-home defenseman, he had six points in 59 games with Adirondack this season.

A seventh-round draft pick (196th overall) in 2009, Lauridsen is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday afternoon against visiting Boston. He will not be the tallest person on the ice. That distinction will belong to Boston's 6-9 Zdeno Chara.

The Flyers have lost four straight and are six points behind the Rangers and Islanders, who are tied for eighth.

In addition to Coburn, the Flyers are missing injured D-men Nick Grossmann and Andrej Meszaros.

Lauridsen was not at the Flyers' practice on Friday.