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Flyers' Travis Sanheim: Another multi-point effort
Sanheim tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over Tampa Bay.
Sanheim scored the game-winning goal in the final period for his eighth goal of the year. He added an assist on the final empty-net goal, made three hits, one shot on net, two blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in 23:43 of ice time. This was a back-to-back multi-point game for Sanheim and the fourth game in a row that he provided at least one point. Sanheim's recent performance has been very encouraging as a defenseman. If he can maintain this offensive production, he could become a valuable fantasy asset.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Noah Cates: Puts up two points
Cates scored an empty-net goal and supplied an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Lightning.
With the Lightning desperately trying to form a comeback, Cates scored the first of two empty-net goals to put the game away. He also added two hits, two shots and a plus-3 rating in 16:40 of time on ice. This was only Cates' second multi-point game of the year and his 12th point on the season. He needs to demonstrate consistent offensive production to become a reliable fantasy scorer.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Morgan Frost: Plucks pair of apples
Frost notched two assists and three shots during Tuesday's 6-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Frost supplied two primary helpers on the first two goals by the Flyers to help give his team the lead for good. He had not scored a point in the past three games and his last multi-point game was on Feb. 8. The 24-year old center remains a boom-or-bust option in fantasy hockey. He has the potential to put up good numbers, but his inconsistency makes him a risky choice.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Samuel Ersson: Solid in Tuesday's victory
Ersson stopped 20 of 22 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Lightning.
Ersson faced only 22 shots over the full contest, but he still earned his 17th win of the season and the 23rd of his young career. He had to be sharp for most of the game - he finished with a .909 save percentage - as it was close until the Flyers scored three unanswered goals on Andrei Vasilevskiy to start the third period. Ersson has become the defacto No. 1 goalie for the Flyers as he's played in 14 of their last 16 games with six wins during that span. Be aware that the Flyers' overall record may not be ideal for his fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Travis Konecny: No timeline to return
Head coach John Tortorella told reporters Tuesday that he is unsure when Konecny (upper body) will be available again, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
That's an ominous statement from the notoriously tight-lipped bench boss. Konecny has already missed three straight games, which makes him a candidate for injured reserve barring a sudden return to practice in the near future. In Konecny's absence, Bobby Brink may be able to hold onto a place in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Bobby Brink: Rises to top level
Brink was promoted from AHL Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
Brink is expected to draw into the lineup immediately Tuesday versus Tampa Bay. He's picked up seven goals and 18 points while averaging 14:25 of ice time through 38 top-level appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Travis Konecny: Still sidelined
Konecny (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Lightning, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Konecny will miss a third straight game with his upper-body issue. The 26-year-old forward was on a tear prior to suffering his injury, racking up five goals and 12 points over his last seven games. With Konecny still on the mend, look for the recently-recalled Bobby Brink to draw into the lineup versus Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Samuel Ersson: Taking on Tampa Bay
Ersson will patrol the home crease versus the Lightning on Tuesday, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Ersson was pretty solid in his last start Saturday against the Rangers, stopping 22 of 24 shots, but he still came away with a loss due to a lack of goal support from his teammates. He'll try to get back in the win column in a home matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's averaging 3.00 goals on the road this season, 22nd in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Jamie Drysdale: Missing extended time
Drysdale (undisclosed) is week-to-week but could return before the end of the season, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Drysdale took an open-ice hit Sunday against the Penguins and appeared to have injured his shoulder. The 21-year-old injured that same shoulder during the 2022-23 season, limiting him to just eight total games. Drysdale has four points in 17 games since being acquired by the Flyers. In his absence, Egor Zamula should see more consistent playing time.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen: Moves to IR
Ristolainen (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, per the NHL media site.
Ristolainen, who hasn't played since Feb. 10, still doesn't have an exact timetable in place for his return to the lineup. In 31 games this season, he has registered one goal, three assists, 46 shots on net, 45 blocked shots and 56 hits.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Cam York: Two points in Sunday's loss
York scored an even-strength goal and added a shorthanded assist in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Penguins.
The 23-year-old broke out of a slump that had seen him pick up only one assist over the prior 10 games. It was York's first multi-point performance since Dec. 7, but his fantasy outlook could be on the upswing if the shoulder injury Jamie Drysdale suffered Sunday proves to be serious. The Flyers have been mixing and matching defenders on the power play, with Travis Sanheim and Sean Walker getting shifts in addition to Drysdale and York, so taking one of them out of the picture -- or even two, if Walker gets shipped out at the trade deadline -- can only help the production of whoever is left standing among Philadelphia's defensemen.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Travis Sanheim: Two points against Pens
Sanheim produced a goal and an assist in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Penguins.
The 27-year-old blueliner rounded out his line with two shots on net, four blocked shots, four PIM, one hit and a plus-3 rating. Sanheim has found a groove over the last couple weeks, delivering three goals and seven points over the last seven games. He sits one point short of tying the career-high 35 he set back in 2018-19 during his first full season in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Scott Laughton: Lights lamp twice Sunday
Laughton scored two goals, one shorthanded, and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Penguins.
The veteran center opened the scoring just over two minutes into the contest en route to collecting a point in each period and producing his first multi-goal performance of the season. Laughton extended his point streak to seven games, a stretch in which he's picked up four goals and 10 points. He's on pace to reach the 40-point mark for the second straight campaign.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Tyson Foerster: Three-point effort in loss
Foerster scored two goals, one on the power play, and added an even-strength assist in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Penguins.
After tying the game at 2-2 early in the second period, Foerster potted his second tally with just over three minutes left in the third to bring the Flyers within a goal, but the team couldn't find an equalizer before the final buzzer. It's Foerster's second two-goal performance in his last six games and his first three-point effort of the season. The 22-year-old rookie is up to 13 goals and 25 points through 54 contests on the season.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Cal Petersen: Iced by Penguins
Petersen turned aside 25 of 32 shots in Sunday's 7-6 loss to Pittsburgh.
The Flyers grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first period but were playing from behind most of the rest of the game, as any momentum they built got quickly undercut by another Penguins goal. Petersen has appeared in only three games since returning to the NHL in late January, going 1-1-0 and giving up 11 goals on 65 shots (.831 save percentage). He's little threat to Samuel Ersson's hold on the No. 1 job in the crease.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Jamie Drysdale: Injured Sunday
Drysdale (undisclosed) left Sunday's game against the Penguins with an injury, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Drysdale appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after taking a hit from Jansen Harkins. Drysdale logged just 10:39 of ice time prior to leaving the game. There was no update available immediately after the game, but more information on his injury should surface before Tuesday's tilt with Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Cal Petersen: Starting in Pittsburgh
Petersen will defend the road goal Sunday versus the Penguins.
Petersen will get the second half of Philadelphia's back-to-back after Samuel Ersson played in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers. The 29-year-old Petersen has stopped 89 of 100 shots in four appearances this season en route to a 2-1-0 record. Pittsburgh is tied for 21st in the league this campaign with 2.91 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
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