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Candle snuffed: White gets five games for Huskins elbow

  The National Hockey League dished out a five-game suspension to Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White on Wednesday afternoon, for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia defenseman Kent Huskins. The incident occurred 6:11 into the first period of Monday’s 7-3 Philadelphia victory, when White reached out and used his elbow to subdue Huskins instead of using bodily contact. Huskins suffered a concussion on the play, and is out indefinitely. White was assessed a match penalty and game misconduct. He will forfeit $18,581.10, which automatically goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund, and  not be eligible to return until …

Bruno Gervais is now out indefinitely and will undergo surgery this Thursday.  Photo is courtesy of campelitebrunogervais.com.

Gervais out indefinitely with stomach issue

The Flyers announced the news earlier today that Flyers defenseman Bruno Gervais is now out indefinitely. INJURY UPDATE: #Flyers D Bruno Gervais is out indefinitely & will have surgery Thurs. to repair a torn stomach muscle bit.ly/9UNv1R — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 16, 2013 Gervais was scratched from the lineup on Monday against the Montreal Canadiens after only skating for a few minutes in warm-ups.  He will undergo surgery this Thursday to repair a torn stomach muscle. With a defense that is already thin, this injury only adds problems for Flyers, thus they have recalled defensemen Matt Konan and Brandon Manning …

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Manning, Konan recalled to Flyers

The stretch run of this season which may end without a postseason promise, means certain guys will get an unexpected shot at The Show. With injuries to the Flyers defensive corps, that process is sped up a bit, as the club announced on Tuesday afternoon that they recalled defensemen Brandon Manning and Matt Konan from the Adirondack Phantoms. Konan was signed to an entry-level contract last April after spending five seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League in Canadian juniors. Manning, meanwhile, will get his second recall with the Flyers and first this season. He totaled …

Former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki announced his retirement from professional hockey today.  Photo courtesy of NHL.com

Former Flyers G Niittymaki calls it quits

After a National Hockey League career that included 234 games played, former Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki officially retired from the sport on Friday. Niittymaki played seven seasons in the NHL including his first five (2003-04; 2005-09) in  Philadelphia. He retired with a record of 95-86-31, five shutouts, a save percentage of .902 and a goals-against average of 2.95. The 32-year-old goalie was plucked in the 1998 draft by Philadelphia in the sixth round (168th overall). After leaving the Flyers, Niittymaki played in Tampa Bay and San Jose and after playing the 2011-12 season in the American Hockey League for Worcester …

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Laughton to finish out season with Phantoms

The strange and wonderful hockey journey of Scott Laughton continues on Thursday, as the organization pressed the “up” button on his elevator and announced he will spend the remainder of the season with the Phantoms on an amateur tryout contract. A Flyers insider first reported the news this morning. It’s a bit of a whirlwind for the youngster, who on Monday was given a five-game suspension by the Ontario Hockey League for an illegal hit while playing for the Oshawa Generals. Laughton, who made the Flyers’ roster off an abbreviated training camp before being sent back to juniors, was given …