We’re officially 5 days into training camp and things are slowly starting to take shape for the 2018-19 Flyers. The Orange and Black played their second preseason game on Monday, beating the New York Islanders 3-1 behind two goals from star defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. Mikhail Vorobyev also found the back of the net and had an impressive night overall. He’s quickly showing that he has a real shot to make an impact for Philadelphia this year. My good friend and fellow PSN writer Derrik Bobb agrees.
Hot take: Mikhail Vorobyev will play more than 50 games in the NHL this season.
— D. Bobb (@PodStreetBobb) September 18, 2018
Travis Sanheim will likely only miss a week with an upper-body injury after he was driven into the boards by Islanders’ forward Matt Martin in their first preseason game. This is great news considering the injury was believed to be much more serious when it occurred. Andrew MacDonald continues to battle back from a lower-body injury he suffered during an offseason workout. Originally slated to miss the first 2 weeks of the season, AMac is now eyeing an earlier return. He hasn’t been cleared for contact yet but being ready for the Flyers’ season opener on October 4th is very much a possibility.
Both Morgan Frost and Isaac Ratcliffe were reassigned to their junior clubs on Tuesday. Frost will return to Sault Ste. Marie for one last season and will surely prove further why Flyers fans should be excited about him. Ratcliffe will rejoin Geulph and try to build on the success he’s had since being drafted.
The Flyers play the Islanders again on Tuesday night and the New York Rangers on Wednesday, both games are at 7pm. The roster for Tuesday’s clash is a young one as Hextall looks to trim his roster and showcase his team’s young talent.
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