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Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Set to play Tuesday
Ristolainen (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Blues, Charlie O'Connor of The Athletic reports.
Ristolainen missed Sunday's game versus the Penguins, but he was able to draw back in after going through warmups. The Flyers will dress seven defensemen Tuesday with Ronnie Attard in the lineup, which should allow head coach John Tortorella to alleviate Ristolainen's workload.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Game-time decision
Ristolainen (upper body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday versus St. Louis, Giana Han of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Ristolainen, who sat out Sunday's 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh, has registered 18 points, 134 blocked shots and 144 hits in 68 contests this campaign. If he is able to play, Philadelphia is expected to dress seven defensemen.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Not playing Sunday
Ristolainen (upper body) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Penguins, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Ristolainen appears to be dealing with a minor injury and is currently considered day-to-day. The 28-year-old has 18 points in 68 games this season, including four over his last five appearances. Both Justin Braun and Kieffer Bellows will suit up Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Nets assist in win
Ristolainen collected an assist during Saturday's 3-0 win over Detroit.
With the assist, Ristolainen has points in back-to-back contests. After an abysmal start to the season in which he was held pointless for the first 27 games, he has climbed up to three goals and 16 points through 65 games.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Earns assist versus Wings
Ristolainen garnered an assist in a 3-1 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Ristolainen is currently stuck in a 14-game goal drought but has registered seven helpers over that stretch, including a pair with the man advantage. During his goal slump, the Finnish blueliner has put just 16 shots on target and will be hard-pressed to put one into the netting if he doesn't increase his shot volume.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Adds two assists Sunday
Ristolainen notched two assists in a 4-3 loss to Seattle on Sunday.
Ristolainen's first assist came while Philadelphia was on the power play, and his second helper was recorded while the Flyers were shorthanded. He has two goals and 11 points in 48 contests this season. Ristolainen was scoreless in his previous three outings.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Two points in victory
Ristolainen tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.
Ristolainen gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead with a shorthanded goal in the second period, his first tally of the season. The 28-year-old defenseman added an assist on Morgan Frost's goal later in the frame. While Tuesday's performance was impressive, multi-point games shouldn't be expected from Ristolainen going forward -- the two-point effort doubled his point total this year. Ristolainen now has four points, 86 hits, and 92 blocked shots through 38 games while playing on the Flyers' bottom defensive pair.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Pockets assist in win
Ristolainen registered a shorthanded assist in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.
Ristolainen was held off the scoresheet for the first 27 games of the season, but he has two assists over the past three contests. He continues to be a reliable source for peripherals, posting 72 hits and 74 blocks on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Still seeking first point
Ristolainen has yet to produce any offense this season.
Ristolainen has played 25 games this year, generating no goals or assists. He's averaging 18:31 of ice time per game, and has posted 62 hits and 61 blocks. He's better left off fantasy rosters until he starts contributing offensively.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Returns to lineup
Ristolainen had three this and three blocks during Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Blues.
After being scratched against the Senators on Saturday, Ristolainen replaced Egor Zamula in the lineup and opened Tuesday paired with defenseman Nick Seeler. The 28-year-old defenseman responded by recording a plus-2 rating during 16:16 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Ready for season debut
Ristolainen (lower body) will make his season debut Thursday against Florida, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The Flyers plan to use seven defensemen in the contest. Ristolainen racked up 125 blocks and 230 hits in 66 games last season to go along with 16 points.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Targeting Thursday return
Ristolainen (lower body) is hoping to suit up against the Panthers on Thursday, Sam Carchidi of Philly Hockey Now reports.
Ristolainen has yet to get onto the ice this season due to his lingering lower-body issue. Once given the all-clear, the blueliner is likely to relegate Egor Zamula from a spot in the lineup, though Nick Seeler could also be in danger of missing out.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Lands on IR
Ristolainen (lower body) was moved to injured reserve Monday, Olivia Reiner of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Ristolainen has already missed the first two games of the regular season. The Flyers also announced Monday that forward Zack MacEwen and defenseman Louis Belpedio have been recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Not expected to play Saturday
Ristolainen (undisclosed) is not expected to play Saturday against Vancouver, according to Olivia Reiner of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ristolainen left practice early Wednesday and was not in the Flyers lineup Thursday on Opening Night. He had 16 points last season with 230 hits in 66 games.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Will not play Thursday
Ristolainen (undisclosed) will not play Thursday against New Jersey, according to Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Ristolainen left practice early Wednesday with an undisclosed injury and wasn't on the ice for Thursday's morning skate. Nick Seeler will replace Ristolainen in the lineup Thursday versus the Devils.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Exits practice early
Ristolainen left Wednesday's practice session early with an undisclosed injury, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Coach John Tortorella didn't have an update on Ristolainen's status following practice, raising doubts regarding his availability for the season opener versus New Jersey on Thursday. If Ristolainen does miss out, it would likely open a lineup spot for Nick Seeler, while Travis Sanheim could be moved into a power-play role.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Back in action
Ristolainen (upper body) will participate in Friday's intrasquad scrimmage, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Ristolainen's disappointing 2021-22 ended early with just 16 points in 66 contests. The 27-year-old defenseman will likely see his role further reduced with the presence of Tony DeAngelo as the Flyers' new power-play quarterback in 2022-23, so Ristolainen is a fade in nearly all fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Done for the year
Ristolainen (upper body) won't return this season, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Although Ristolainen won't be available for the final four games of the campaign, at this point there's no reason to believe he won't be ready for next season's training camp. He'll finish the year having picked up 16 points and a whopping 230 hits through 66 contests.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Out indefinitely
Ristolainen (upper body) is considered out indefinitely, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The Flyers are hopeful Ristolainen will be able to return before the end of the season, but it's safe to assume he'll miss a handful of contests at a minimum. The 27-year-old defender has picked up 16 points, 230 hits and 125 blocks through 66 games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Out of action Wednesday
Ristolainen will be sidelined versus the Rangers on Wednesday with an upper-body injury.
Ristolainen is bogged down in a 13-game pointless streak during which he has registered 36 hits, 25 blocks and 19 shots while averaging 21:14 of ice time. With the 27-year-old netminder sidelined, the Flyers recalled Egor Zamula from the minors in order to fill out the lineup against New York.... See More ... See Less
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