Just when it appeared that the Flyers would rip the training wheels off this talented backstop, he suffered a torn MCL in his right knee and ends up needing multiple surgeries in an attempt to correct the malady. Anthony Stolarz found his way into seven games with the Flyers last season, fashioning a robust 2-1-1 record, 2.07 GAA and .928 save mark. He'll be a restricted free agent next summer, and a lot hinges on his ability to recover in strong fashion.
Stolarz (knee) underwent a second surgery on his knee Friday to repair a torn meniscus -- ruling him out indefinitely. With the addition of Brian Elliott during the offseason, Stolarz was unofficially resigned to the No. 1 netminder spot with AHL Lehigh Valley. The Phantoms -- who kick off their AHL season Oct. 7 -- will have to turn to Alex Lyon or Leland Stolarz, if the 23-year-old Stolarz is still sidelined.
Stolarz (knee) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. The 23-year-old Stolarz played mostly for Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League last season, posting a .911 save percentage over 29 games for the Phantoms before undergoing MCL surgery in late April. He also played seven games with the parent club and handled himself well in the NHL (.928 save percentage, 2.07 goals-against average). If he's healthy, Stolarz and Alex Lyon will share the goalie duties in the AHL this season and wait for an injury to either Michal Neuvirth or Brian Elliott.
Stolarz underwent surgery to repair the torn MCL in his right knee Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. We now have a little more clarity on the type of injury that was plaguing Stolarz near the end of the campaign, but it remains to be seen whether the operation will change the timetable for his return. Knee surgeries often come with lofty recovery times, but if the 23-year-old rehabs well, there's no reason to think he can't be ready once the Flyers' training camp opens in the fall.
Stolarz will miss 3-to-4 months with his lower-body injury, AHL Leigh Valley beat writer Tony Androckitis reports. This is terrible news for the big netminder who's contracted by the Flyers, as the AHL's Phantoms could have used him for the playoff run. However, Scott Gordon, the minor-league coach, said Stolarz will be ready for training camp, so at least there's that.
Stolarz (lower body) is considered questionable for the AHL playoffs, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Stolarz is the top goalie prospect for the Flyers, having been slowly but surely eased into the system as the team's second-round (45th overall) pick in the 2012 draft. The hulking tender -- he's listed at 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds -- made his NHL debut this season and wound up with robust numbers, including a 2-1-1 record, 2.07 GAA and .928 save percentage. Here's hoping he makes a quick recovery from his injury as this latest report indicates that he could find himself with a more substantial role at hockey's highest level in 2017-18.
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