Flyers Update: Who’s Up, Who’s In, Who’s Ready for some Hockey!?


As we inch closer to the Flyers taking the ice for the home stretch of the season, Philadelphia gave us an update on what’s happening with the team today.

So let’s break this tweet down.

Michael Raffl

Raffl is good to go. Per Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher, Raffl is set to practice today, one day ahead of the showdown against Pittsburgh. Raffl last played against the Los Angeles Kings on January 18. He missed the January 21 tilt against the Penguins with an upper-body injury.

Shayne Gostisbehere

Ghost is also set to return to practice today after missing the Flyers’ last seven games. He last played against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 7. Ghost may find himself slotted back into the lineup come Friday night, but don’t be surprised if head coach Alain Vigneault sticks with Hagg and Myers on the third pairing.

Carter Hart

Carter Hart remains sidelined with an abdominal strain. The initial diagnosis was that he would miss two-to-three weeks, and that remains the case. If he stays on track, he should potentially be good to go for the New Jersey Devils game on the sixth of February.

While he remains sidelined, Brian Elliott has done a bang-up job in net. Elliott is 3-0-0 in the three games since Hart’s injury. He’s saved 83 fo 87 shots, putting his save percentage at .954 and his goals against average at 1.30. If Hart needs to miss more time, Elliott has shown that he can handle the load in his absence.

Connor Bunnaman

Bunnaman makes his return to the Flyers roster ahead of the Penguins game. In nine games with the Flyers, Bunnaman has one goal and one assist. He’s averaging 8:42 per night, and is a (+2) on the year. Bunnaman likely slots into the 4C role with Raffl making his return from injury.

Alex Lyon

Lyon is back up with the Flyers now that it’s been established Hart will miss more time. Lyon has played in one game this season at the NHL level. He stopped 36 of 40 shots against the Montreal Canadiens on January 16. Lyon will likely get at least one more start with the Flyers while Hart nurses his injury.

What’s On Tap

The Flyers return from the All-Star break to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night. The game will be in Pittsburgh and the puck will drop at 7:00 P.M.

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