Early Sunday evening, it was announced that the Flyers had recalled Joel Farabee and Mikhail Vorobyev from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. They also announced that they were sending Carson Twarynski down to the Phantoms.
The Farabee call-up doesn’t come as much of a shock. He’s posted 3 goals and 1 assist in 4 games with the Phantoms. His time was coming, and it appears that it’s here.
The Vorobyev call-up is an interesting one. The Flyers needed to replace Bunnaman, and did so by bringing up Misha. Vorobyev doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record at the NHL level. After making the Flyers out of camp last year, he seemed to coast during most games, posting only 2 points in 15 games. This may be his last shot to prove he’s ready for the NHL.
Even more confusing is the Twarynski demotion. Carsen seemed to have found his niche on this team and was playing very well for the role he was assigned. He has 1 goal in 6 games with Philadelphia, but his stats don’t tell the whole story. He’s filled in admirably on the bottom six for the Flyers. He will surely see time with the Flyers later down the road, but now he can get some more ice time with the Phantoms and continue to hone his game.
Vorobyev coming up means that the Flyers can move Michael Raffl back to LW instead of his center duties on the fourth line. Farabee’s call-up brings a spark to an offense that so desperately needs it. Twarynski being sent down means more minutes for him at the AHL level. All good signs, but it remains to be seen how this will all shake out.
Both Farabee and Vorobyev will likely suit up Monday against the visiting Vegas Golden Knights. Game starts at 7:00 P.M.
Mandatory Credit: Alex McIntyre