Leier was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Tom Dougherty of CSN Philly reports. In the wake of Matt Read's activation from injured reserve, the Flyers needed to make room on the roster and Leier is apparently the odd man out. The 22-year-old recorded a goal, an assist, and seven shots on goal in 10 games with the big club.
Leier scored his first NHL goal Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the Stars. He's living the dream -- he has a two-game point streak on the go. Leier isn't without talent -- he played for Canada at the 2014 World Juniors. But his value lies more in a two-way winger who specializes in the PK.
Leier was called up from AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday, TSN reports. An upper-body injury to Matt Read necessitated the call-up for Leier, who brought a teaspoon's worth of scoring punch at hockey's lower levels -- 39 goals in 166 games with the Phantoms -- and is quick on the rush. Still, your fantasy league would have to be extremely deep to justify giving him a look.
Leier was reassigned to the minors Thursday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Dale Weise will return to Thursday's lineup against the visiting Coyotes, having served a three-game suspension. This means that the 22-year-old Leier, who has gone pointless while averaging a mere 7:43 of ice time this season, can pick up much more playing time and build his confidence against weaker competition.
The Flyers recalled Leier from AHL Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Leier will provide Philadelphia with some much-needed depth up front ahead of Tuesday's game against Buffalo, as the team only had 12 healthy forwards on the active roster prior to the youngster's promotion. The 5-foot-11 winger will probably be a healthy scratch against the Sabres, and will likely be returned to the minors prior to Thursday's game against the Coyotes.
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