Flyers make 28 roster cuts, send Morin back to juniors

Flyers defenseman Sam Morin. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

One day after earning his first big league contract, the Flyers decided to send first round pick Samuel Morin back to his junior team in Quebec.

Morin, 18, announced on his Twitter account that he will report back to the Quebec Leauge’s Rimouski Oceanic – the same franchise that produced Sidney Crosby. His contract with the Flyers will slide until at least 2014-15.



It was a bit of a head scratching move, considering neither Paul Holmgren nor Peter Laviolette ruled out Morin sticking around longer in camp before Tuesday night’s preseason game. There was no harm in bringing Morin to Lake Placid, N.Y., with the team for experience sake.

Nonetheless, Morin logged 45:36 in his first two NHL tests – on back-to-back nights, no less – against the Rangers and Capitals. He ended up with an assist, three shots on net, six attempts blocked, two giveaways, two takeaways, three blocked shots and a minus-1 rating. Morin also saw more than six minutes of power play time in the two games.

With his size, fluid skating and maturity, it's safe to say Morin's future is bright.

Also, the Flyers have decided to send Jason Akeson, Nick Cousins and Tye McGinn to the Adirondack Phantoms, seemingly paving the way for Michael Raffl and Scott Laughton.

Here is a full list of cuts, announced by the Flyers:

Brandon Alderson
Jason Akeson
Mark Alt
Rob Bordson
Tyler Brown
Carsen Chubak
Doug Clarkson
Nick Cousins
Steven Delisle
Cullen Eddy
Kyle Flanagan
Cal Heeter
Tyler Hostetter
Andrew Johnston
Matt Konan
Maxim Lamarche
Matt Mangene
Brandon Manning
Derek Mathers
Tye McGinn
Mark Nemec
Marcel Noebels
Petr Straka
Zack Fitzgerald
Tyrell Goulbourne – Kelowna (WHL)
Taylor Leier – Portland (WHL)
Samuel Morin – Rimouski (QMJHL)
Todd Orlando

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