According to general manager Chuck Fletcher, Hart (knee) is "basically back to full health," Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Hart missed the final 13 games of the campaign with a sprained MCL, but it sounds like he could be ready to begin his offseason training program sooner rather than later, which would bode well for his chances of enjoying a bounce-back season in 2021-22. The 22-year-old netminder was pretty disappointing this year, compiling a 9-11-5 record while posting a sub-par 3.67 GAA and .877 save percentage in 27 appearances.
Hart will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign due to an MCL sprain in his left knee, the team announced Thursday.
Hart's knee injury will bring an end to a disappointing year that saw the young netminder fail to reach the 10-win mark for the first time in his three-year career, in addition to posting personal worsts in GAA (3.67) and save percentage (.877). The Flyers faithful will no doubt be hoping 2020-21 was an aberration and not a sign of things to come for the club's long-awaited answer between the pipes. Hart also needs a new contract in the offseason, as he will become a restricted free agent in the summer. On top of that, the team is facing uncertainty regarding Hart's backup next year, as both Brian Elliott and Alex Lyon are set to hit the open market.
Hart (knee) won't suit up for Sunday's game against the Devils, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Brian Elliott will start Sunday. Head coach Alain Vigneault said Sunday that Hart's recovery is "taking longer than we expected." The 22-year-old didn't skate Sunday because he's still feeling some discomfort in his knee, and there's still no clear timeline for his return.
Hart is dealing with a mild sprain to his knee and won't be available for the Flyers' back-to-back set with the Rangers on Thursday and Friday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With Hart on the shelf, Brian Elliott will get the start in goal for Philadelphia on Thursday, and Alex Lyon could get the nod for Friday's matchup with New York. Coach Alain Vigneault isn't overly concerned about Hart's injury, but Philadelphia almost certainly isn't going to be making the playoffs, so don't expect the Flyers to rush their young netminder back before he's fully healthy.
Hart (lower body) won't suit up for Sunday's game versus the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Brian Elliott will start in the blue paint. Hart won't return to the ice until Tuesday. If his recovery goes well, the 22-year-old should start either Thursday or Friday against the Rangers. Hart has recorded an .877 save percentage and a 9-11-5 record this season.
Hart (lower body) won't be available for Saturday's game versus Washington.
With Hart unexpectedly sidelined with a lower-body injury, Alex Lyon will start against the Capitals with Brian Elliott serving as his backup.
Hart will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Capitals, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Hart was sharp in his last start Thursday against the Penguins, stopping 30 of 31 shots en route to an impressive 2-1 road victory. The 22-year-old netminder will try to secure his 10th win of the season in a rough home matchup with a Washington team that's averaging 3.50 goals per game on the road this year, first in the NHL.
Hart stopped 31 of 32 shots through overtime and two of three shootout attempts in Thursday's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Hart was beaten by Sidney Crosby in the second period and Jake Guentzel in the first round of the shootout, but the Flyers' skaters came back to bail him out both times. Jakub Voracek knotted the game at a goal apiece early in the third period, then Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier scored in the shootout to propel Hart to his first win in his last eight starts. This was certainly a step in the right direction, but it will be tough to trust Hart given his poor form on a Flyers team that's been sliding down the standings until he's able to string together a few performances like this one.
Hart will patrol the crease during Thursday's road game versus the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Hart struggled in his last start Sunday against the Sabres, surrendering four goals on 30 shots en route to a 5-3 loss. He'll try to get back in the win column in a tough road matchup with a hot Pittsburgh team that's won three straight games.
Hart coughed up four goals on 30 shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Sabres.
Hart's 100th NHL performance was one that he'd like to forget, as the Flyers gave up a 2-0 lead from the first period and ended up stunned by the league's worst team on record. You'd have to go back to March 18th, a road clash with the Islanders, to see the last time that Hart's emerged victorious from a given contest. Over that seven-game span, he's 0-5-2 with a 4.04 GAA and .850 save percentage. Brian Elliott currently looks like the better goaltender for the Flyers, though he's only played twice in April.
Hart will defend the home net in Sunday's game versus the Sabres, Charlie O'Connor of The Athletic reports.
Hart has gotten back on track lately, but he's still on a six-game losing streak with an .846 save percentage. The Sabres have shown some life lately, scoring at least three goals in six of their last seven outings, but this is still a solid opportunity for Hart to notch his first win since March 18.
Hart stopped 21 of 23 shots Thursday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders.
Hart had no chance on a pair of New York goals 63 seconds apart in the first period, both coming on the doorstep from centering passes. He shut the Islanders down the rest of the way, save for a Brock Nelson shootout tally. Hart is now winless in his last six (0-4-2), but he's logged a .903 save percentage in three April appearances. That won't win the Flyers or fantasy managers any championships, but it's a substantial improvement on the .815 mark he logged in March.
Hart will guard the road goal in Thursday's game versus the Islanders.
Hart has played fine over his last two starts, but he's still on a five-game losing streak with an .833 save percentage in that stretch. The Islanders have won six of their last eight games while averaging 3.50 goals, and they just added Kyle Palmieri via trade from the Devils.
Hart allowed three goals on 25 shots Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia.
Brad Marchand's short-handed goal 8:21 into the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and Patrice Bergeron sealed the deal in the final minute with an empty-netter, extending Hart's winless skid to five games (0-4-1). Hart has just one win regulation since the start of March, and he owns a rough .871 save percentage in 24 appearances this season.
Hart will get the start at home against the Bruins on Tuesday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
The Flyers will give Brian Elliott the starting nod for Monday's tilt in Boston while Hart will see action in the second game of the back-to-back set. The 22-year-old is 0-3-1 over his last four starts, allowing 17 goals on just 95 shots during that span. He's struggled against the Bruins all season, as well, going 0-2-2 with a 5.32 GAA and .843 save percentage.
Hart made 22 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
He only yielded one goal in the shootout but that was enough to take the loss. This was Hart's first game since March 25, when he allowed five goals on 11 shots against the Rangers. He looked much sharper than he has throughout March, so the extra work with the goalie coach seems to have paid off. Let's hope this is the start of a rebound for Hart and the Flyers.
Hart will guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with the Islanders, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Hart hasn't played since March 25 against the Rangers, but he's been working with Philadelphia's goaltending coach over the past week, and the Flyers are hoping the time off will pay dividends for the 22-year-old netminder. Hart will attempt to pick up his ninth win of the season in a rough road matchup with an Islanders club that's 14-1-2 at home this year.
Hart won't suit up for the Flyers' next two games against the Sabres on Monday or Wednesday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Hart's struggles have been brutal this season, as he's posted an .869 save percentage and a 4.03 GAA across 22 appearances. The 22-year-old can't seem to pull himself out of this slump despite showing elite upside over his first two NHL seasons. Head coach Alain Vigneault wants Hart to focus on practice for the next few days, so Brian Elliott is expected to start while Alex Lyon serves as the backup.
Hart was pulled in the second period of Thursday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers after allowing five goals on 11 shots.
Hart's struggles continue, as he has now posted a sub-.900 save percentage in 10 consecutive appearances and allowed 15 goals over his last three starts. Brian Elliott relieved Hart early in the second period and proceeded to stop eight of 11 shots. Given Hart's abhorrent performance in this one, Elliott will likely get the nod for Saturday's rematch.
Hart will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus the Rangers.
Hart has struggled recently, suffering back-to-back losses to the Islanders and Devils while posting an ugly 5.12 GAA and .833 save percentage. He'll attempt to get back on track in a home matchup with a Rangers team that's 7-7-1 on the road this year.
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|04/11||vs BUF||L 3-5||1||4||26||30|
|04/08||@ NYI||L 2-3 (SO)||1||2||21||23|
|04/06||vs BOS||L 2-4||1||3||22||25|
|04/03||@ NYI||L 2-3 (SO)||1||2||22||24|
|03/25||vs NYR||L 3-8||1||5||6||11|
|03/23||vs NJ||L 3-4||1||4||28||32|
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