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Phantoms getting help from juniors

The Philadelphia Phantoms have sported one of the most anemic offenses in the American Hockey League all season, and had to deal with multiple call-ups due to injuries to the parent club. On Wednesday, they finally get to do some addition without subtraction as winger Brandon Alderson is on his way from Sault Ste. Marie to Glens Falls thanks to signing an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of this season. Alderson revealed on his Twitter account earlier this morning that visa issues held up the transaction, but that he’s on his way to the AHL as we speak. The …

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Let’s Make a Deal: Harry Z heads to Anaheim

If there’s one thing we can count on as the trade deadline approaches, it’s that Paul Holmgren will more often than not seek out, and consummate, a deal with a favorable Western Conference trading partner. This time, it’s the Anaheim Ducks. The Flyers made the move official on Monday evening, shipping Harry Zolnierczyk to Orange County for Jay Rosehill. Zolnierczyk, who played collegiate hockey at Brown, totaled one assist in seven games for the Flyers this season, along with nine goals and 17 points over 52 games for Adirondack. In 44 NHL games over the last two seasons, Harry Z …

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Talbot has broken leg, season possibly over

Despite all the good which may result from a 5-4 overtime comeback victory over the Washington Capitals last night, what’s this 2013 season if not one for injury misfortunes? On Monday, the Flyers added one more to the pile, reporting that forward Max Talbot suffered a broken left leg and is out indefinitely. Talbot suffered the injury late in the second period after a knee-to-knee collision with a Capitals defender. He left the ice unable to put any pressure on the leg and had to be carried by team staff into the locker room. The 29-year-old native of Quebec was …

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Flyers acquire Huskins from Red Wings

A Flyers insider reported and the club later confirmed that defensive help is on the way…and it’s not from Adirondack. Minutes into Saturday’s Flyers-Bruins tilt, word came down that Paul Holmgren worked the phones and acquired little-used blueliner Kent Huskins from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014. According to the Wings’ Twitter, it is a seventh-round choice. In true Flyers fashion, it’s a steal: if they don’t sign Huskins to a contract by next October, that conditional pick is off the board. Huskins has always been a back-pair defenseman throughout his career, which …

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Lauridsen gets first taste of NHL action, Coburn out with shoulder separation

It’s “D” for “decimated” rather than for defense as the Flyers continue their five-game homestand. On Friday, ahead of a huge matchup against the Boston Bruins, the club recalled defenseman Oliver Lauridsen from the Adirondack Phantoms. “He’s a big guy that can skate,” Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette said to a Flyers insider. “I called down there [to Adirondack] and the reports on him are good. I really liked the game he had [when the Phantoms played] here. He was physical.” The 6-foot-6 native of Denmark, taken by the Flyers in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, will get …