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Lecavalier, Hartnell Out “At Least A Week;” McGinn, Raffl Recalled

    Photo via HockeysFuture The Flyers announced last night that forwards Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier would be lost for “at least a week” due to their respective injuries (Hartnell – upper body, Lecavalier – lower) suffered in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. And as a result, per Glens Falls, NY reporter Diana Nearhos, have recalled forwards Michael Raffl and Tye McGinn from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms. I'm told that McGinn and Raffl were called up after the injuries to Lecavalier and Hartnell. — Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) October 12, 2013 Raffl is leading the …

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Report: Flyers Fire Head Coach Peter Laviolette

Photo via BigBadBlog.com The jar of jam has officially run out, only three games into the 2013-14 campaign, as reports say Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has been fired. Assistant Coach Craig Berube is expected to take his place. TSN’s Darren Dreger also reports that Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy was also let go, and will be replaced by former player Ian Laperriere. Lappy had been an amateur scout with the team since retiring in 2012. Ian Laperriere and John Paddock expected to assist Berube. Sounds like Kevin McCarthy also let go. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 7, 2013 After missing …

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Phantoms Announce Opening Night Roster

The Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms announced their opening night roster today, ahead of their first game this upcoming Saturday night versus the Hartford Wolf Pack. On the list of Phantoms include many players who saw time with the Flyers last year, including Jason Akeson, Tye McGinn, Bruno Gervais, Brandon Manning, Oliver Lauridsen and Matt Konan. Newcomers to the team this year include recent acquisitions Yann Denis, Petr Straka, Michael Raffl, Chris VandeVelde and Steven Delisle. The Phantoms, who have struggled mightily since their move to Glens Falls, NY, look to be more competitive this year with the more-experienced …

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Laughton Sent to Oshawa

Photo courtesy of Philly.com In somewhat of a surprising move, the Flyers announced Thursday that they were sending 2012 first-round draft pick Scott Laughton back to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Laughton was a healthy scratch in last night’s season opener for the Flyers, with the team opting to go the tougher route with enforcer Jay Rosehill against a larger, more physical Toronto Maple Leafs team. The number 20 overall pick of the 2012 draft had made the team out of training camp, but the Flyers must think that although he’ll be the best player in the …

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Flyers Sign Hal Gill To One-Year Deal

Photo courtesy of Philly.com As expected, the Flyers have signed tryout defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year contract, rumored to be worth $700,000. NEWS ALERT: #Flyers have signed (D) Hal Gill. MORE HERE: http://t.co/GT5rVKuiNi — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 1, 2013 This move comes after defenseman Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve, freeing up almost $3 million worth of cap space. Gill was invited to the Flyers camp on a tryout basis, but looked good enough to take a gamble on, even with the logjam on the Flyers blue line. However, having him on the roster gives the …

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