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Flyers waive Michael Leighton, Tom Sestito

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
The Flyers have waived backup goalie Michael Leighton and forward Tom Sestito. The Leighton decision seems to indicate that Brian Boucher will be the backup for the Flyers behind Ilya Bryzgalov. If Leighton and Sestito are not claimed off waivers by noon tomorrow, the Flyers can send them to the... Read more

Was Harry Z's hit dirty?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates was known as an honest player – and that trait hasn’t left him since stepping behind an NHL bench. Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk was whistled for a 5-minute major “kneeing” penalty with under 30 seconds to play in Wednesday’s 4-1... Read more

Give Flyers' D an 'A'

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Simon Gagne made a triumphant return, Scott Hartnell set up the first two goals, and Claude Giroux had a pair of points in the Flyers’ convincing 4-1 win over Washington on Wednesday night. But this was also a night for the defense. Ilya Bryzgalov (23 saves) had his strongest game in nearly... Read more

NHL Power Rankings: Inconsistent Philadelphia Flyers fall to No. 17

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
This post-lockout shortened season is definitely shaping up to be a strange one. The Chicago Blackhawks remained the most dominant team in the league, while the Columbus Blue Jackets stayed the worst. Despite being hit with injuries, the Ottawa Senators have surprised everyone and continue to pile... Read more

Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov looks to rebound vs. Capitals

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
After a superb start, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has faded, and the Flyers need him to rebound Wednesday against Washington at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers are 1-2 on the five-game homestand. “If you check the standings, it could be bad pretty soon if we don’t put (together) some streaks... Read more

Flyers reacquire Gagne from Kings

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Simon Gagne is coming home. Sitting two games under .500, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren sent a conditional 4th round pick to Los Angeles in exchange for the team’s fourth all-time leading scorer at left wing. The pick belonged to Phoenix and was acquired by the Flyers via Columbus in... Read more

Do Flyers need to practice?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
For the fifth consecutive day in which they had a chance to practice, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette kept his team off the ice on Tuesday. Only the Flyers’ scratches, including Harry Zolnierczyk, Kurtis Foster, backup goaltenders Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton, injured defenseman Andrej Meszaros... Read more

A new mask, Bryzgalov receives

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Something has to pull the Flyers out of this funk. Will it be a big win? A fun song? A numb acceptance that under .500 is as good as this team can get? Because we're trying that and it's awful. No, what the Flyers need is some new hardware, which Ilya Bryzgalov - or Mr. Universe, as he is referred... Read more

Simon Gagne's Always Been Game

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
When Simon Gagne rejoins the Flyers — presumably Wednesday in time for their contest against the Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center — he will do so as the player with the 10th-most regular season games played in club history. If he wants to move up that list, he will have to extend his... Read more

Flyers bring back Gagne

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
The Flyers on Tuesday acquired LW Simon Gagne from Los Angeles for a conditional fourth-round draft pick, previously owned by Phoenix. It will turn into a third-round pick if the Flyers make the playoffs. Gagne, who will turn 33 in three days and has a $3.5 million cap hit (pro-rated), will be in... Read more
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