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What role will Tye McGinn serve for Flyers?

Flyers left wing Tye McGinn. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Flyers left wing Tye McGinn. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

SUNRISE, Fla. - Winger Tye McGinn skated in his seventh straight game with the Flyers since being called up from the Phantoms. With Zac Rinaldo suspended for the remainder of the regular season, McGinn likely will plug his spot on the fourth line for the next three games.

Whether McGinn sees any ice time in the Stanley Cup playoffs likely will depend on two things: injuries and Downie's level of play.

As it stands now, McGinn is likely to be the odd man out once Rinaldo returns. McGinn has averaged just a shade under 9:30 in ice time per game during this call-up.

He played 11:14 last night and scored a third-period goal.

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  • "A lot of times, coming from the minors, he played maybe 18 minutes and he's not going to get that here," Berube said. "He needs to do what we need him to do in the ice time he gets. It's a change for him. Sometimes, it takes a little time for him to get used to."

    Berube would seemingly opt for other frequent call-up Chris VandeVelde in a playoff situation if he's available. VandeVelde, unfazed by the lack of minutes, hasn't played for the Phantoms since March 15 because of a leg injury. VandeVelde is targeting a return before the Phantoms' regular season ends.


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