The Flyers on Wednesday sent Andreas Nodl to the AHL Phantoms and placed goalie Michael Leighton and winger Ian Laperriere on the short-term injured list. That reduced their roster to 22 for Thursday's opener in Pittsburgh.
Leighton may be moved to the long-term injured list later Wednesday or early Thursday, which would cause him to miss 10 games or 24 days. If Leighton is put on the LTIL, as expected, the Flyers would not have to count the goalie's salary against the cap and would then be able to recall Nodl.
As for Laperriere (post-concussion syndrome), he has been seeing several doctors and there is a chance he will miss the entire season.
Goalie Brian Boucher is expected to get the call Thursday against the Pens.