Flyers set opening roster

Ilya Bryzgalov (@bryzgoalie30) tweeted this picture yesterday with the caption, "Together again)))."

With the Flyers’ first test of the season against Pittsburgh less than 24 hours away, they submitted the following 23-man roster to the NHL on Friday afternoon:

Claude Giroux
Brayden Schenn
Sean Couturier
Scott Hartnell
Ruslan Fedotenko
Wayne Simmonds
Jake Voracek
Matt Read
Scott Laughton
Zac Rinaldo
Max Talbot
Eric Wellwood
Jody Shelley
Tom Sestito

Luke Schenn
Kimmo Timonen
Andrej Meszaros
Braydon Coburn
Nicklas Grossmann
Bruno Gervais
Kurtis Foster

Ilya Bryzgalov
Michael Leighton

Danny Briere (wrist)
Chris Pronger (concussion-like symptoms)
Matt Walker (back/hip)

F Tye McGinn
D Andreas Lilja
G Brian Boucher

HOLMGREN SAYS: General manager Paul Holmgren said he is “95 percent” sure that Andrej Meszaros will play this weekend. Meszaros had surgery to repair a torn Achilles on Aug. 9 ... Holmgren officially ruled out Briere for the weekend, freeing up a roster spot. He said Briere has progressed nicely and will be “day-to-day” after the weekend ... Briere’s situation allows the Flyers a “longer look” at Laughton. 

QUOTE TO NOTE: “I think we have a good team. I think when you’re looking at the schedule with 48 games in 99 days or whatever it is we’re in for a wild ride and there’s three or four big factors. The three off the top of my head you’ve got to be healthy, you need good goaltending and I think you need young legs and depth  so I think, the unknowns are goaltending and injuries.” - Paul Holmgren

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