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Archive: September, 2013

Flyers waive 4 players

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1:10 PM
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Before even taking the ice at Herb Brooks Arena, the Flyers’ roster has shrunk to 27 players. The Flyers placed four players on waivers on Thursday, including forwards Ben Holmstrom and Kris Newbury, defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon and goaltender Yann Danis. The other 29... Read more

3 Flyers battle for spot

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:52 AM
LAKE PLACID, N.Y.: Scott Laughton, Michael Raffl and (surprise, surprise) Chris VandeVelde appear to be battling for a remaining forward spot on the Flyers’ roster. VandeVelde, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder who played well in Tuesday’s 3-2 preseason loss to the Rangers, signed an AHL contract... Read more

Flyers make 28 roster cuts, send Morin back to juniors

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 2:20 PM
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... Read more

Veteran tryout Hal Gill likely to stick around

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:14 AM
Hal Gill has played in 1,212 NHL games - including the Stanley Cup playoffs - throughout his career. On the eve of his first season without a contract in 16 years, he isn’t about to change. And that’s just fine with Flyers coach Peter Laviolette. “I don’t think I have to show... Read more

Flyers sign Morin to 3-year deal

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 2:07 PM
The Flyers have signed 6-foot-6, 211-pound defenseman Sam Morin to a three-year entry-level deal for $4.275 million, including bonuses. Selected in the first round of the June draft, Morin, 18, has been extremenly impressive in training camp. Though he is likely to be sent back to his junior team... Read more

Emery gets nod as Flyers face Caps at WFC

Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:41 PM
Ray Emery, who is battling Steve Mason for the starting goalie job, will start for the Flyers Monday night when they play Washington in an exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center. Emery is coming off a spectacular season with the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks: a 17-1 record and 1.94 GAA. Despite... Read more

Stolarz impressive in London

Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:53 AM
LONDON, Ontario -- To the groan of the crowd, every time the public address announcer conveyed a promotion or information inside Budweiser Gardens during Sunday’s preseason game, he would refer to “your hometown Flyers.” Understandably, most of the crowd was wearing Maple Leafs jerseys... Read more

Flyers set roster for exhibition opener

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 1:26 PM
Rookie forwards Scott Laughton and Nick Cousins are among the players the Flyers are taking on their two-game, preseason road trip. They play Toronto on Sunday (6 p.m., CSN TV) and Monday (7 p.m.), and coach Peter Laviolette made the trip. Steve Mason will start in goal. Meanwhile, the Flyers will... Read more

Flyers' Simmonds not returning to London

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10:47 AM
LONDON, Ontario -- Two years after being victimized in a racially motivated on-ice incident that temporarily gave this charming city a black eye, the Flyers decided to not bring winger Wayne Simmonds back to London for their annual preseason contest. Simmonds, a black player, had a banana peel thrown... Read more

Gagne rips Holmgren for 'slap in the face'

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12:59 PM
Left winger Simon Gagne sharply criticized Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren in an interview with LaPresse, saying he was misled about getting a contract. Gagne, 33, who has said he wants to finish his career with the Flyers, is an unrestricted free agent who is searching for a team. "All summer... Read more
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