Flyers Preseason Game Day: Split Squad vs. Caps, vs. Leafs (London, Ont)

SPLIT SQUAD PRESEASON GAMES VS. CAPITALS (WFC), LEAFS (LONDON, ONT.)

For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Flyers are conducting simultaneous split-squad preseason games. On Monday night, part of the roster is staying in Philadelphia to play the Washington Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center. The rest is playing a "home" game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Flyers' annual preseas

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Meltzer’s Musings: Camp Updates, Quick Hits

FLYERS PREPARING FOR SPLIT-SQUAD PRESEASON OPENER

There is one day of practice remaining before the Philadelphia Flyers open their 2014 preseason schedule with split-squad games against the Toronto Maple Leafs in London, Ont., and at the Wells Fargo Center against the Washington Capitals. Later today, head coach Craig Berube will make final decisions on which players will stay in Philly and whi

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Meltzer’s Musings: Day Two, Giroux Injury, Day One Notebook, Quick Hits

GIROUX HAS LOWER BODY INJURY, WILL MISS APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS

Flyers captain Claude Giroux left the ice only a few minutes into the team's first training camp practice session yesterday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall subsequently confirmed that the player sustained a lower body injury.

According to Hextall, Claude Giroux will miss approximately two w

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Meltzer’s Musings: Timonen, Training Camp Opens, Quick Hits

TIMONEN TO REMAIN OUT INDEFINITELY

Yesterday, the Philadelphia Flyers held a press conference at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, to officially confirm the diagnosis that five-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner Kimmo Timonen received last month in his native Finland.

The longtime assistant captain cannot be medically cleared to play hockey as long he is on blood thinners to combat blood clots in

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Meltzer’s Musings: Battle on Hamilton, Training Camp Outlook, Quick Hits

FLYERS VS. PHANTOMS IN 'BATTLE ON HAMILTON' EXHIBITION GAME

The new PPL Center in Allentown, PA, will hold its inaugural hockey even on Saturday, September 27, when the Philadelphia Flyers pay a visit for an exhibition game against their Lehigh Valley Phantoms farm team. Game time is 5 p.m.

Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 19. Prices start at $1

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Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers Rookies Blank Caps, Holmgren, Quick Hits

ROOKIES GAME: FLYERS BLANK CAPS, 3-0

For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Flyers' prospects stonewalled the Washington Capitals' prospects in the annual Rookies' Game between the two organizations. Last year, the visiting Flyers nipped the Caps, 1-0, on a goal by Taylor Leier. This time around, the host Flyers captured a 3-0 victory in front of a large crowd at the Skate Zone in Voorh

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Flyers vs. Capitals Rookies Game, Camp Updates, Forsberg Night, and More

ROOKIES GAME: FLYERS VS. CAPITALS

The annual Rookies Game pitting the prospects of the Philadelphia Flyers against the Washington Capitals is the culmination of the September rookie camps that proceed the official start of the training camp for the NHL teams. Due to the lockout-forced cancellation of the 2012 event, today's game marks the first time in three years that the Flyers have been the

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Meltzer’s Musings: Power Play Units, Rookie Camp Updates

FLYERS POWER PLAY MUST ADJUST TO PERSONNEL SHIFTS

Over the last two-and-a-half seasons, the personnel on the Flyers' primary 5-on-4 power play unit was nearly constant. Ever since Peter Laviolette moved Wayne Simmonds to the top unit in the second half of the 2011-12 season (moving Jaromir Jagr to the second unit except in 5-on-3 situations), the top group of five rarely changed.

Claude Giro

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Meltzer’s Musings: Minor League Contracts, Bellemare, Camp Notes

FLYERS MAKING WIDER USE OF MINOR LEAGUE DEALS

* One of the most notable early changes that the Flyers have enacted this offseason under Ron Hextall has been the organization's wider use of minor league contracts rather that two-way NHL contracts. This summer, the Flyers signed nine players to AHL contracts, including Brett Hextall as well as longtime NHL forward (and former Flyer) Darroll Powe.

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