Stolarz was reassigned to AHL LeHigh Valley. Stolarz has served as the team's backup while Michal Neuvirth (lower body) has been sidelined, but saw time between the pipes in just four contests in just over a month with the club. It's unlikely he will see time on the NHL roster again this season unless either Neuvirth or Steve Mason should suffer another injury that requires an additional netminder.
Stolarz saved 21 of 22 shots he faced after entering Friday's loss in the second period. Starter Steve Mason exited with a hand injury, and the severity of the ailment is unknown at this time. Stolarz could see a fleeting uptick of work in the near future, which makes him a speculative add for fantasy owners in need of goalie help. More specifically, the 22-year-old rookie might be a worthwhile grab in weekly formats because of the potential for him to start against Anaheim on Sunday.
Stolarz turned aside all 28 shots in a 1-0 overtime win over Detroit on Sunday. Stolarz performed admirably in his second career start, shutting on the Red Wings in their home barn. His first appearance -- a win over the Flames on Nov. 27 -- kickstarted what's now a nine-game winning streak for the Flyers, so you know the team is feeling the mojo with him around the dressing room. It's unclear when he'll start again in favor of Steve Mason, but given his first two NHL performances, you may want to look at him as a spot-start option given how hot Philly has been.
Stolarz will get his second career start Sunday against the Red Wings, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. His first career start back on Nov 27 against Calgary went well, stopping 29 of 32 and picking up a win. Sunday's game might not be the same story, however, as the Flyers are fourth in the league in goals per game, so the rookie will face a much better offensive squad. If he plays well in this game, it could be a sign of good things to come in the future.
Stolarz turned aside 29 of 32 shots in a 5-3 win over the visiting Flyers in his NHL debut on Sunday. Stolarz earned a shot with the big club thanks to a 6-2-0 record with a .927 save percentage and 2.39 GAA at AHL Lehigh Valley this season. It's unclear how long he'll be up with the big club, but with Steve Mason struggling and Michal Neuvirth nursing a lower-body injury, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 6-foot-6 netminder stick around for awhile.
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