LaBarbera was reassigned Thursday to AHL Lehigh Valley. LaBarbera was an emergency recall after Philadelphia starter Steve Mason (lower body) was injured. Given his struggles in the AHL this season, posting a 5-9-0 record with a 2.80 GAA, its comes as no surprise that the 36-year-old has not hit the ice for the Flyers this year. The goaltender's reassignment bodes well for Mason returning to action after the All-Star break.
LaBarbera was recalled by the Flyers on emergency conditions Wednesday. LaBarbera rarely gets an extended chance in net with an NHL club, and that should be the case again this time around, with Steve Mason (lower-body) likely to back for the Flyers' next game following the All-Star break. the 36-year-old is set to back up Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday, but would only see ice time in an odd situation.
LaBarbera has been reassigned to the minors, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. LaBarbera, a career backup goalie, heads back to the AHL with Michal Neuvirth reportedly available again after dealing with an upper-body injury.
The Flyers have recalled LaBarbera, according to team beat writer Bill Meltzer. Fellow netminder Michal Neuvirth has been dealing with an upper-body injury, which presumably necessitated the call-up for LaBarbera, a career backup.
LaBarbera has been returned to the AHL Phantoms, CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reports. It's a curious move, as the Flyers are still without netminder Steve Mason due to personal reasons. LaBarbera has only made 187 appearances in the NHL despite having 11 years of service time, making him a career backup.
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