The Flyers assigned Andreoff to AHL Lehigh Valley on Friday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. Scott Laughton is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against Calgary, so Philadelphia is no longer in need of Andreoff's services on the wing. The 28-year-old vet will return to a prominent role with Lehigh Valley, where he's racked up three goals and seven points in 10 games this campaign.
Andreoff registered an assist in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Senators. Andreoff set up fellow Flyers newcomer Tyler Pitlick for a first-period goal, but that was all the offense the team could muster. Andreoff recorded 24 points in 159 games over parts of four seasons with the Kings. He spent all of 2018-19 with the Lightning's AHL affiliate prior to signing with the Flyers in July. The 28-year-old forward is more of a physical presence than a scoring threat -- his best offensive year saw him notch 10 points along with 82 hits in 60 games during the 2015-16 campaign.
The Flyers recalled Andreoff from AHL Lehigh Valley on Friday. Andreoff has been pretty productive in the minors this season, notching three goals and seven points in 10 contests. The 28-year-old forward could make his season debut with the Flyers as soon as Saturday against Toronto.
Andreoff signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Flyers on Monday. Andreoff spent the entirety of the 2018-19 season with AHL Syracuse, racking up 26 goals and 55 points in 75 games. The 28-year-old forward's deal with Philadelphia is one way, which suggests he'll get an opportunity to secure a spot on the big club's Opening Night roster as a bottom-six forward during training camp.
Andreoff was demoted to AHL Syracuse on Sunday. Andreoff picked up two points in Friday's preseason win over Nashville, but with the Lightning's strong group of forwards, there's not much room for him. The 27-year-old was acquired this offseason after scoring nine points with the Kings last year.
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