Philadelphia Flyers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Brayden Schenn, C4/7/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored the game-winner with just over two seconds left on Tuesday night.
Insight: After the Islanders tied the game with under 30 seconds left, Schenn tallied the winner late in the third period. He now has 18 goals and 46 points through 80 games overall.
Claude Giroux, C4/7/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored twice during Tuesday's win over the Islanders.
Insight: Giroux continues to be one of the top fantasy options, with 25 goals and 72 points through 79 games this season.
Steve Mason, G4/5/2015 3:02:00 PM
Description: Flyers goaltender Steve Mason stood on his head on Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Mason was absolutely phenomenal during Sunday's victory, stopping 46-of-47 shots on goal. His 17-17-11 record is not an indication of how well he has played this season.
Jakub Voracek, RW4/5/2015 2:58:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek recorded two points during Sunday's victory over the Penguins.
Insight: In this highly entertaining game, Voracek had a goal and an assist, along with a 10-minute misconduct penalty. He now has 22 goals, 79 points, and 78 penalty minutes through 79 games this season.
Michael Raffl, LW4/4/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Michael Raffl scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss versus Carolina.
Insight: Raffl has proven to be a nice goal generator, with 21 on the season. Howver, he should not be counted on for anything else, and can continue to be left on the wire.
Brayden Schenn, C4/1/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn had a pair of goals in the, 4-1, victory over the Penguins on Wednesday.
Insight: Schenn played very well with five shots on net. He has 16 goals and 25 assists this season.
Steve Mason, G4/1/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Flyers goaltender Steve Mason allowed a goal early to Sidney Crosby but that was it as Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh, 4-1, on Wednesday.
Insight: This was just Mason's second road victory of the season, but it can't be that surprising the Flyers won in Pittsburgh as they are 12-1-1 all-time at the Consol Energy Center. Mason made 24 saves in what was his 16th victory of the season.
Andrej Meszaros, D3/29/2015 9:11:00 AM
Description: Sabres defenseman Andrej Meszaros scored a pair of goals in the loss to the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: Meszaros isn't likely on many fantasy teams, but he did have a good Saturday. He had four shots on net and finished plus-one despite his team losing, 5-3. Meszaros has five goals and six assists in 53 games this season.
Jakub Voracek, RW3/28/2015 7:23:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had two assists in the, 3-2, loss to the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Voracek has continued to masterful season as he set up both of Philadelphia's goal versus San Jose. He now has 76 points in 75 games, which is two points behind Sidney Crosby for the NHL lead.
Steve Mason, G3/28/2015 7:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers goaltender Steve Mason had a terrific game despite the, 3-2, shootout loss to the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Mason stopped 42 of 44 shots in regulation and overtime and only allowed two goals on five attempts in the shootout. Philadelphia, though, only scored one goal on five shootout attempts. Mason is 15-18-10 this season.
Andrew MacDonald, D3/26/2015 4:04:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss the rest of the season with a fractured right hand.
Insight: MacDinald did not have the season some anticipated, with just 12 points through 58 games. He will be fine to start the 2015-16 campaign.
Wayne Simmonds, RW3/26/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds will miss the rest of the season with a fractured left leg.
Insight: The injury occurred during Wednesday's win over Chicago, and Simmonds even scored the opening goal of the game. He ends the season with 28 goals, 50 points, 66 penalty minutes, and 24 power-play points through 75 games.
Claude Giroux, C3/25/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored a goal on Wednesday versus Chicago.
Insight: Giroux has now scored four goals over the past three games. He has 22 goals and 68 points through 74 games this season.
Claude Giroux, C3/22/2015 9:00:00 AM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored twice during Saturday's overtime loss to the Oilers.
Insight: Giroux and Jakub Voracek have been two of the few bright spots for Philadelphia this season. Voracek picked up three assists on the night, while Giroux now has 21 goals and 67 points through 73 games this season.
Claude Giroux, C3/19/2015 11:59:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored a goal in the, 4-1, loss to the Flames on Thursday.
Insight: Giroux led the team with five shots on net. His goal cut the Calgary lead to, 2-1, but the Flames pulled ahead in the third period. Giroux has 19 goals and 46 assists in 72 games this season.
Jakub Voracek, RW3/15/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored the team's lone goal during Sunday's shootout loss versus Ottawa.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Voracek now has 21 goals, 69 points, and 61 penalty minutes through 71 games this season.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot3/14/2015 6:18:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds registered three points as Philadelphia routed Detroit, 7-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Simmonds scored a power-play goal in the first period to start the Flyers scoring and then assisted Niklas Grossmann and Brayden Schenn's goals. Two of Simmonds three points were on the power play. Simmonds has 27 goals and 20 assists in 70 games this season.
Brayden Schenn, C3/14/2015 6:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn had two goals and an assist as Philadelphia scored an incredible seven goals against Detroit on Saturday.
Insight: Schenn assisted Wayne Simmonds' power-play goal and then scored on the man advantage. The second goal for Schenn was on even strength. He has 14 goals and 25 assists in 70 games this season.
Jakub Voracek, RW3/10/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek picked up an assist during Tuesday's loss against the Stars.
Insight: He assisted on Luke Schenn's goal, and he also had six shots and a plus-one rating. Schenn's goal was Philadelphia's only tally of the game. Voracek now has 20 goals, 67 points, and 61 penalty minutes through 68 games.
Steve Mason, G3/8/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Just when it looked like Steve Mason was a worthwhile player to own in fantasy leagues, he allows five goals on 21 shots versus the Devils.
Insight: That kills the team's save percentage as Mason posted a .762 percentage in the category. In two starts over the weekend, Mason allowed eight goals on 58 shots.
Steve Mason, G3/7/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason took a tough loss in overtime Saturday versus Boston.
Insight: Mason has had tough luck all season, as he came into the game with a solid 2.24 GAA and .926 save percentage. He went onto allow three goals on 37 shots, and dropped his record to 13-13-9 overall.
Jakub Voracek, RW3/7/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored a power-play goal during Saturday's overtime loss against Boston.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal, and now has 20 goals, 66 points, 61 penalty minutes, and a plus-six rating through 66 games this season. Chris Vande Velde also tallied for Philadelphia.
Steve Mason, G3/5/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason picked up another victory, making 28 saves versus the Blues on Thursday.
Insight: Mason is 8-2-2 since Jan. 6 with one shutout over that span. It's too bad he hasn't been able to stay healthy this season. He is just 13-13-8 on the season.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot3/5/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored the game-winning goal on Thursday versus the Blues.
Insight: Simmonds scored in the third period as the Flyers had three unanswered goals in the period to win, 3-1. Simmonds has 26 goals and 18 assists in 65 games this season.
Sean Couturier, C3/3/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier jump started a Philadelphia comeback that ultimately fell short versus the Flames on Tuesday.
Insight: Philadelphia trailed, 2-0, going into the third period, but tied the game with goals from Couturier and Mark Streit. Flames winger Jiri Hudler won the game in overtime. Couturier has 13 goals with 16 assists this season.
Steve Mason, G2/28/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason stood on his head at times as he beat the Rangers, 4-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Mason allowed a weird goal from outside the blue line seven seconds into the game, but it was disallowed. Philadelphia erased a, 2-1, deficit to take a, 3-2, lead early in the third period. Mason had to make 16 saves to keep the one goal margin. He is now 12-13-7 this season.
Michael Del Zotto, D2/28/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the game-winning goal in a highly-entertaining matchup between the Flyers and Rangers on Saturday night.
Insight: Philadelphia won, 4-2, with Del Zotto's goal coming shorthanded in the third period. He was plus-two in the game. Del Zotto has eight goals and 17 assists in 51 games this season.
Claude Giroux, C2/26/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two points during Thursday's loss against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots and two penalty minutes. Both points came on the power play, as Giroux leads the league with 31 power-play points. Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia.
Rob Zepp, G2/26/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers netminder Rob Zepp was pulled during the second period on Thursday night.
Insight: He allowed two goals on eight shots, and head coach Craig Berube decided to attempt to jumpstart the team. Steve Mason took over, and played for the first time since Feb. 8.
Steve Mason, G2/26/2015 5:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (knee) will back up Rob Zepp on Thursday night.
Insight: He has not played since Feb. 8, and will likely start Saturday's contest against the Rangers. The good news is all signs point to Mason being recovered from his injury.
Nicklas Grossmann, D2/24/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann scored the team's lone goal Tuesday versus Carolina.
Insight: Leave him on the waiver wire. Grossmann has just four goals and nine points through 51 games this season. Jakub Voracek and Matt Read picked up assists in the defeat.
Claude Giroux, C2/22/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two points on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, with both points coming on the power play. Amazingly, Giroux has not scored an even-strength goal at home this season, yet still has 57 points through 59 games. Wayne Simmonds scored a goal, extending his point streak to eight games, and Michael Del Zotto netted the game-winner.
Jakub Voracek, RW2/22/2015 3:21:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek recorded two assists during Sunday's victory against the Capitals.
Insight: Voracek is back into second place in the NHL in points, with 63 of them. He is not skating on a line with Claude Giroux for the time being, but it does not seem to be an issue.
Rob Zepp, G2/21/2015 5:59:00 PM
Description: Flyers netminder Rob Zepp defeated Nasvhille in a shootout on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Zepp faced just seven shots through two periods, and ultimately allowed two goals on 22 shots. He came up big in the shootout, stopping both of Nashville's attempts. Zepp is now 4-1-0, but with Steve Mason likely returning to the lineup next week, Zepp will be sent back down to Lehigh Valley.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot2/21/2015 5:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds extended his point streak to seven games on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: He also scored in the shootout, to help Philadelphia defeat the Predators. Simmonds now has 23 goals, 41 points, and 48 penalty minutes through 59 games this season, and will continue to be a major threat on the power play.
Ray Emery, G2/19/2015 11:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery lost again despite a solid effort versus the Sabres on Thursday.
Insight: Emery made 30 saves on 32 attempts, but he and the Flyers lost in the shootout. He is now 10-11-3 this season.
Michael Del Zotto, D2/17/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto registered two points during Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Del Zotto had a goal and an assist, with three shots on goal as well. He has six goals and 21 points through 45 games, and should only be considered for a roster spot if owners are dealing with injuries.
Michael Raffl, LW2/15/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Michael Raffl scored the game-winning goal during Sunday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: It was his first game since Jan. 20 (pneumonia). Raffl returned in style by netting the winner in the third period. He now has 13 goals and 16 points through 41 games. It is safe to leave him on the waiver wire.
Ray Emery, G2/13/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery took a second consecutive loss in overtime on Friday night.
Insight: He played very well, but did not get much help from his defense. Emery made 29 saves on 33 shots, and fell to 9-10-2 overall.
Jakub Voracek, RW2/13/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek picked up his 60th point on Friday night.
Insight: He is the second guy to do that this season (Patrick Kane), by assisting on a Wayne Simmonds' power-play goal. Voracek has 18 goals, 60 points, 53 penalty minutes, and a plus-nine rating through 55 games.
Wayne Simmonds, RW2/13/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds recorded three points during Friday's overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, with one goal coming on the power play. Simmonds also had four shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. He now has 21 goals and 37 points through 55 games.
Ray Emery, G2/10/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery took a tough loss in overtime Tuesday versus Montreal.
Insight: He stopped 39-of-41 shots on goal, and really deserved the win. However, emery fell to 9-9-2 on the season.
Ray Emery, G2/10/2015 2:54:00 PM
Description: Fantasy owners need to keep an eye on Flyers goalie Ray Emery.
Insight: Steve Mason (lower-body) will be out for the next few weeks, and Emery will have a chance to be the team's No. 1 goaltender. Rookie Anthony Stolarz was been called up from Lehigh Valley to be the backup.
Steve Mason, G2/10/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery.
Insight: He has dealt with the issue throughout the season, and now he will go under the knife. Mason is expected to miss the next two-to-three weeks, with Ray Emery assuming the majority of starts in net for Philadelphia.
Ray Emery, G2/9/2015 3:10:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery should get the start over the next three games with injured Steve Mason watching from the press box..
Insight: Emery (9-9-1, 3.34 GQAA, .886 SV%) is pretty much locked in to start the games as the team's No. 3 goalie, Rob Zepp is also injured. The Flyers brought up Anthony Stolarz from Lehigh Valley (AHL) to be Emery's backup.
Steve Mason, G2/9/2015 3:08:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason left Sunday's game with an apparent back injury and is expected to miss the next three games.
Insight: It comes at an unfortunate time, as Mason was playing very well (3-0 in his last three starts). Ray Emery should play the next three games.
Ray Emery, G2/8/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery replaced the injured Steve Mason on Sunday versus the Capitals and did a tremendous job as Philadelphia won, 3-1.
Insight: Emery entered the game in the second period and helped the Flyers kill a 5-on-3 Capitals power play. Emery made eight saves and didn't allow a goal in about 31 minutes of ice time.
Wayne Simmonds, RW2/8/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored the game-winner on Sunday versus the Capitals.
Insight: Simmonds scored three minutes and 50 seconds into the third period that gave Philadelphia its second lead of the game, 2-1. Jakub Voracek added an empty net goal to seal the victory. Simmonds has 19 goals and 14 assists in 53 games this season.
Steve Mason, G2/8/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason left Sunday's game with an apparent back injury.
Insight: It comes at an unfortunate time, as Mason was playing very well. Ray Emery has taken over in net.
Kimmo Timonen, D2/5/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will skate on Friday and attempt to play this season.
Insight: He apparently has improved enough to give it a go. Timonen will be a welcomed addition for Philadelphia, but not a relevant fantasy option, at least early on.
Steve Mason, G2/5/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason took a tough loss Thursday against the Islanders.
Insight: He made 28 saves on 30 shots, and some of them were dandies. However, Philadelphia fell in a shootout. Mason is now 11-12-7 on the season.
Steve Mason, G1/31/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason pitched a shutout Saturday versus Toronto.
Insight: He made 30 saves, and they were all needed, with Philadelphia winning 1-0. Mason is now 11-12-6, but is trending up.
Wayne Simmonds, RW1/29/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist in the, 5-2, victory over the Jets on Thursday.
Insight: Simmonds scored on the power play in the first period and then assisted Brayden Schenn's goal in the third period that extended the Philadelphia lead to, 4-2. Simmonds has 18 goals and 13 assists in 50 games this season.
Steve Mason, G1/29/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason had 36 saves in the, 5-2, victory over the Jets on Thursday.
Insight: It was nice to see Mason continue to play well after he allowed just one goal in relief of Ray Emery on Tuesday. Mason has allowed just three goals in the last 61 shots he has faced.
Wayne Simmonds, RW1/27/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds was the hero for Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Insight: He scored a power-play goal, and also lit the lamp in the shootout to give Philadelphia the win. Simmonds now has 17 goals and 29 points through 49 games.
Ray Emery, G1/27/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery started Tuesday's game, but was pulled after letting up two goals on four shots.
Insight: Steve Mason replaced him, and will likely continue to see the majority of starts moving forward.
Claude Giroux, C1/20/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Giroux also had an impressive 10 shots on goal. He is one of the best options out there, with 16 goals and 51 points this season.
Claude Giroux, C1/19/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored a goal on Monday versus the Islanders.
Insight: Giroux was one of a handful of Flyers players to finish plus-one in the, 7-4, defeat on Long Island. Giroux has 15 goals and 35 assists in 46 games this season.
Mark Streit, D1/17/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored a goal during Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Insight: Streit has been very good this season, and now has six goals and 32 points through 46 games.
Ray Emery, G1/15/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery barely made it out of the first period as he allowed three goals on the first 12 shots of the game on Thursday.
Insight: The Canucks tagged Emery for two first-period goals and then another within the first two minutes of the second period. At that point, backup Rob Zepp replaced Emery, who is now 7-8-1 this season.
Rob Zepp, G1/14/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Rob Zepp continues to play well for Philadelphia.
Insight: He did suffer his first loss this season, but he allowed just one goal on 26 shots as the Flyers lost to the Capitals, 1-0. Zepp is 2-1-0 with a 2.33 GAA and a .910 save percentage in three starts.
Braydon Coburn, D1/13/2015 3:07:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn is out for a month due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: Coburn isn't much of a fantasy asset, posting just six points and 12 PIM in 31 games. His absence shouldn't change any fantasy lineups.
Mark Streit, D1/12/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Mark Streit recorded three points during Monday's win versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, and really has played well over the past month. Streit now has five goals and 31 points through 43 games.
Jakub Voracek, RW1/12/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek added to his league lead in points on Monday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. Voracek now has 17 goals and 52 points through 43 games. He was just selected to his first All-Star Game.
Rob Zepp, G1/12/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Rob Zepp will start Monday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Steve Mason will likely be sidelined for two weeks, leaving Ray Emery and Zepp to man the net. Zepp allowed three goals in a win during his career debut on Dec. 21 against the Jets. He will face a much tougher test Monday night.
Steve Mason, G1/11/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who left Saturday's game with a knee injury, will miss about one week.
Insight: Ray Emery should replace him with Rob Zepp being brought up from Lehigh Valley (AHL). Mason doesn't have a very good record (8-12-6) but has good statistics - 2.46 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Ray Emery, G1/10/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery took the loss after replacing the injured Steve Mason on Saturday.
Insight: He allowed three goals on 13 shots. Emery is now 7-7-1 on the season. He is not a relevant option for owners.
Claude Giroux, C1/10/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a minus-one rating. Giroux now has 14 goals and 46 points through 41 games.
Steve Mason, G1/10/2015 1:35:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason left Saturday's game with an apparent knee injury.
Insight: He faved five shots and made all five saves before departing. Ray Emery has replaced him.
Nicklas Grossmann, D1/9/2015 2:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann will miss about three weeks due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Grossmann has just eight points in 41 games and has little fantasy value.
Steve Mason, G1/8/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason earned the victory in overtime Thursday versus Washington.
Insight: He stopped 26-of-28 shots on goal, and has now won two consecutive games. Mason is now 8-12-6 overall.
Jakub Voracek, RW1/8/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek netted the game-winner in overtime Thursday versus Washington.
Insight: It was a power-play goal. Voracek also had five shots on goal, and continued his impressive season, as he now has 16 goals and 49 points through 41 games.
Steve Mason, G1/6/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason played very well during Tuesday's shootout victory over the Senators.
Insight: He made 41 saves on 42 shots, and came up very big in overtime, as well as the shootout. Mason is now 7-12-6 overall.
Wayne Simmonds, RW1/6/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds was the hero for Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Insight: He scored the team's lone goal in regulation, and lit the lamp for the game-winner in the shootout. The Flyers had lost their previous 10 shootouts, but were able to earn the victory on Tuesday night. Simmonds now has 16 goals and 26 points through 40 games.
Claude Giroux, C1/6/2015 7:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux (leg) will play Tuesday versus Ottawa.
Insight: Owners need to make sure he is in all lineups. Giroux is one of the top point-getters in the league, with 43.
Claude Giroux, C1/6/2015 1:32:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux (leg) missed Monday's practice and only skated for a short time Tuesday morning, but will be a game-time decision.
Insight: He's one of the league's best scores with 43 points (13 goals) in 38 games. Fantasy owners need him back in the lineup, but likely won't know until just before the puck is dropped.
Vincent Lecavalier, C1/3/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier scored a goal during Saturday's loss to the Devils.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a minus-three rating on the night. Lecavalier now has an unimpressive seven goals and 12 points through 25 games.
Claude Giroux, C1/3/2015 6:49:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux (leg) will not play Saturday.
Insight: He was expected to give it a go after suffering a rough laceration near his Achilles on Friday night, however Giroux will rest on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day.
Claude Giroux, C1/2/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux left Friday's game with a cut on the back of his left ankle.
Insight: Everyone in Philadelphia was holding their breathe when they saw Giroux couldn't get up after taking a skate blade to the back of his ankle. CSN reported after the game, however, that Giroux is probably to return on Saturday against the Devils. Disaster avoided.
Jakub Voracek, RW1/1/2015 12:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored a goal during Wednesday's loss to the Avalanche.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal, and maintained his league-lead in points, with 47.
R.J. Umberger, C12/30/2014 12:33:00 PM
Description: Flyers left wing R.J. Umberger scored both of the team's goals during Monday's loss to Arizona.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night, however, Umberger is not a relevant fantasy option with only nine points overall.
Claude Giroux, C12/27/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored his 12th goal of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Giroux remains in the scoring title conversation as he has 41 points in 34 games, but his goal was the only score Philadelphia could muster versus the Vezina Trophy frontrunner in Pekka Rinne. The lost snapped Philadelphia's three-game winning streak.
Ray Emery, G12/23/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 22-of-24 shots to beat the Wild on Tuesday.
Insight: Emery is 7-4-1 this season but came into Tuesday with a horrible 3.13 GAA and .894 save percentage. Hopefully, Steve Mason returns soon.
Jakub Voracek, RW12/20/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had four assists on Saturday night.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal and a plus-four rating. Voracek now leads the league with 42 points.
Claude Giroux, C12/20/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded four points during Saturday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had two goals, two assists, four shots on goal, and a plus-three rating. Giroux is now tied for second in the NHL in points, with 39.
Steve Mason, G12/19/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will miss the team's next two games with an upper-body injury.
Insight: The injury is to his back, and he could be out even longer. Stay tuned.
Steve Mason, G12/18/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason took a tough shootout loss on Thursday.
Insight: Mason stopped 31-of-32 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, then made saves on two of the first three shootout attempts, but the game was still tied. Mason, again, stopped two of the next three Florida shootout shots, however, Philadelphia did not score on any of their three.
Wayne Simmonds, RW12/16/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored Philadelphia's only goal on Tuesday as they lost, 3-1.
Insight: The game started great as the Flyers led, 1-0, at the end of the first period with Simmonds goal. Philadelphia nearly added a second goal in the final 10 seconds too. Tampa Bay took over the game after that, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes of the second period. Simmonds has 14 goals and eight assists in 30 games this season.
Scott Laughton, C12/13/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Scott Laughton scored his first career goal Saturday against Carolina.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-two rating. Laughton is centering the second line, so there is a chance he starts to produce.
Jakub Voracek, RW12/13/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek notched two more points during Saturday's victory against the Hurricanes.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Voracek continues hisbreakout season and now has 11 goals and 37 points through 29 games.
Ray Emery, G12/11/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery earned a rather easy win on Thursday night.
Insight: He defeated New Jersey by stooping 17-of-18 shots on goal. Emery is now 5-4-1, but is clearly the backup behind Steve Mason.
Claude Giroux, C12/11/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two assists during Thursday's victory against the Devils.
Insight: Giroux also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He now has 32 points and a plus-eight rating through 28 games.
Steve Downie, RW12/10/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Penguins left winger Steve Downie played on Pittsburgh's top-line with Sidney Crosby on Monday against the Rangers.
Insight: Downie had a goal and an assist in his first game with extensive minutes playing with Crosby, but Patric Hornqvist might return on Friday, which would send Downie back to the third or fourth line. Therfore, Downie is the definition of short-term value.
Steve Mason, G12/9/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason took the loss in overtime on Tuesday against Columbus.
Insight: He made 21 saves on 24 shots on goal, and fell to 5-9-4 on the season. Owners need more consistency.
Brayden Schenn, C12/9/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored two goals during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He tied the game with under a minute left in regulation, but the Flyers could not pull out the victory. Schenn now has nine goals and 20 points through 27 games.
Steve Downie, RW12/8/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist to help Pittsburgh force overtime against the New York Rangers on Monday.
Insight: Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they lost in overtime, 4-3. Downie had an assist on the first goal of the game, and then scored the tying goal with under five minutes left in regulation. Even though they lost, Downie's efforts help Pittsburgh get a point and move into sole possession of first place.
Steve Mason, G12/6/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason was very sharp during Saturday's victory against Los Angeles.
Insight: He made 37 saves on 38 shots on goal, and improved his record to 5-9-3 on the season. Owners should hope this performance gets Mason going.
Claude Giroux, C12/6/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored a goal in Saturday's win against the Kings.
Insight: It was his eighth goal of the season, and Giroux now has 29 points in 26 games. He is a top-five option. Wayne Simmonds also scored for Philadelphia.
Jakub Voracek, RW11/29/2014 3:31:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek recorded two more points in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Voracek now has 32 points on the season.
Claude Giroux, C11/26/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two points during Wednesday's loss to Detroit.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots on goal. Giroux has played well all season, and now has 26 points through 21 games.
Steve Mason, G11/24/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason stood on his head on Monday.
Insight: He stopped a season-high 46 shots on goal, and did not let any get by him during regulation and overtime, but gave up two in the shootout, so could not earn the win.
Jakub Voracek, RW11/22/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek added to his NHL point lead.
Insight: He had two assists and was +2 on the night. Voracek now has an impressive 29 points on the season.
Steve Mason, G11/22/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason helped the team stop a four-game losing streak.
Insight: He stopped 20-of-22 shots on goal. It was not the toughest of nights for Mason, who improved his record to 4-6-1 overall.
Claude Giroux, C11/20/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored his sixth goal of the season on Thursday against the Wild.
Insight: Giroux tied the game on the power play with fewer than four minutes left in regulation. Giroux may not have a ton of goals yet, but he has 16 assists and a plus-six rating. Philadelphia, however, allowed a goal inside of one minute left in regulation and lost, 3-2.
Steve Mason, G11/19/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason stopped 32-of-34 shots on Wednesday but lost as the Rangers shut out the Flyers, 2-0.
Insight: Mason played well, posting a .941 save percentage, but Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot outplayed Mason, stopping all 30 shots he faced. Mason is now 3-6-1 this season.
Claude Giroux, C11/19/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux is in the lineup on Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Giroux suffered an injury in practice on Monday and was expected to sit out. He is considered day-to-day, so he is in the lineup and also should be in yours.
Claude Giroux, C11/18/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux is not expected to play Wednesday, as he deals with a lower-body injury.
Insight: He was hurt during Monday's practice, but GM Ron Hextall is considering him day-to-day for now. Giroux has 21 points through 16 games.
Brayden Schenn, C11/15/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored two goals in a losing effort on Saturday against the Candiens.
Insight: Schenn was plus-one in the 6-3 loss to Montreal. He led the Flyers with five shots on goal. Schenn has six goals and seven assists this season.
Steve Mason, G11/14/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason was not particulary sharp during Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Mason had won his previous three games, but after stopping only 34-of-38 shots on goal, his record fell to 3-5-1.
Claude Giroux, C11/14/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux had two more points in Friday's loss to Columbus.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and already has 20 points in 15 games. Teammate Jakub Voracek also chipped in two points, and he now has 24 points this season.
Luke Schenn, D11/10/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn is out for at least two weeks due to a sprained left shoulder.
Insight: Schenn has little fantasy value with just a goal and an assist in 14 games.
Wayne Simmonds, RW11/9/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored his seventh goal of the season, Saturday against Colorado.
Insight: He now has 11 points and is +9 on the season. Simmonds has been a monster in front of the net, but owners are hoping his penalty minutes increase, as he has only 10 thus far.
Steve Mason, G11/8/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason earned his third-consecutive win Saturday versus the Avalanche.
Insight: He is now 3-4-1, after stopping 36-of-39 shots on goal. Mason should be considered a solid option in net moving forward.
Claude Giroux, C11/8/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded three points in Saturday's win over Colorado.
Insight: He was been outshined this season by teammate Jakub Voracek, who also had three assists, but Giroux has been solid nonetheless. After scoring two goals and an assist, Giroux now has 18 points on the season.
Steve Downie, RW11/6/2014 11:08:00 PM
Description: Penguins left winger Steve Downie recorded the Gordie Howe hat trick against the Jets.
Insight: Downie had a goal, assist and a fight, racking up 22 penalty minutes. He was also plus-three with two shots on goal. It was a surprisingly physical game between two out-of-conference teams, and Pittsburgh won in a shootout, 4-3.
Steve Mason, G11/6/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason had a great game against the Panthers on Thursday.
Insight: He allowed just one goal on 35 shots. His 34 saves helped Mason post a .971 save percentage for the game. The great game should get Mason some more time between the pipes.
Jakub Voracek, RW11/6/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored again on Thursday.
Insight: Voracek has had a hot start to the season, and he scored his sixth goal against the Panthers. He has 19 points and is plus-four this season.
Michael Raffl, LW11/5/2014 1:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks.
Insight: This is tough news for Philadelphia, as Raffl had six goals already. He was injured blocking a shot on Tuesday, and will now be out for a lengthy period of time.
Steve Mason, G11/4/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason finally earned his first victory of the season.
Insight: He played well, stopping 35-of-36 shots, but also got some help as the Oilers hit the post or crossbar four seperate times. Nevertheless, Mason was solid, and is now 1-4-1 on the season.
Jakub Voracek, RW11/4/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had another big game in Tuesday's win against Edmonton.
Insight: He had two goals, three shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating on the night. Voracek now has an impressive 18 points on the season. The breakout is on.
Steve Mason, G11/1/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason played pretty well in his return to net on Saturday.
Insight: Backup Ray Emery started the last four games, going 3-1-1. Mason stopped 28-of-30 shots in a loss to the Panthers on Saturday. Coach Craig Berube has not confirmed that Mason will regain the clear No. 1 goalie role, so fantasy owners will likely continue to get a headache trying to figure out how many minutes Mason will receive in net.
Steve Mason, G10/31/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will finally be back in net on Saturday.
Insight: Ray Emery started the past four games, going 3-1-0, but Mason should be able to regain the number-one gig. Emery is on the team for backup purposes, and the Flyers will give Mason the opportunity to breakout of his early-season slump.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/31/2014 3:12:00 PM
Description: Flyers 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier has missed seven games due to a foot injury, but is expected to return Saturday.
Insight: It's been a few seasons since Lecavlier was an everyday fantasy starter. Last year, he did play in 69 games, the most since 2009-2010, and he scored just 37 points. He's likelt play on a line with R.J. Umberger and Wayne Simmonds.
Jakub Voracek, RW10/30/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek continued his breakout season, in Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with five shots on goal. Voracek now has 15 points already this season, and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon.
Ray Emery, G10/30/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery could not continue his stellar play on Thursday.
Insight: He had won his previous three starts, but fell to Tampa Bay on Thursday. Steve Mason will most likely get the nod, next time out.
Ray Emery, G10/28/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery captured a victory on Tuesday against the Kings.
Insight: Emery made 38 saves as the Flyers won in overtime, 3-2. He is 4-0-1 this season.
Brayden Schenn, C10/28/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored the game-winning goal on Tuesday against the Kings.
Insight: Schenn scored an unassisted goal at the 2:36 mark of overtime as Philadelphia won, 3-2. The goal was his third of the season.
Jakub Voracek, RW10/25/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek now leads the team in points, thus far in 2014-15.
Insight: Voracek had two assists, including one on Brayden Schenn's game-winning goal, in the third period. He now has 11 points, and looks bound to break out this season.
Ray Emery, G10/25/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery started for a consecutive game and earned another victory.
Insight: After playing okay against the Penguins on Wednesday and receiving the win, Emery was great on Saturday. He stopped 35-of-27 shots on goal, and is now in line for more playing time. Do not be surprised if he starts over Steve Mason next time out.
Michael Raffl, LW10/25/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Michael Raffl had three points on Saturday against Detroit.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, and now owners need to monitor Raffl as we move forward. He is playing on the top line next to Claude Giroux, and that assigment does not look like it is going anywhere.
Andrew MacDonald, D10/24/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury according to nhl.com.
Insight: The Philadelphia defense looks pretty thin. They already lost Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn before MacDonald went down. MacDonald has a goal and two assists in 2014-2015.
Sean Couturier, C10/22/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier scored three points against the Penguins on Wednesday.
Insight: Couturier assisted Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's goal in the first period and Matt Read's goal in the third period. Couturier then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with less than 30 seconds left. The center was also plus-three.
Ray Emery, G10/22/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 22 of 25 shots in a victory on Wednesday against the Penguins.
Insight: Emery wasn't particularly good, but the Flyers controlled the puck for much of the game. Emery helped the Flyers penalty kill keep the top power-play unit of Pittsburgh scoreless on two tries. Steve Mason is still the starting goalie, but Emery might receive some more playing time moving forward. Keep an eye on this situation.
Matt Read, RW10/22/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal in Wednesday night's game against the Penguins.
Insight: Read scored at the 8:50 mark of the third period to put the Flyers up, 4-2. Pittsburgh scored to cut the lead to one before Philadelphia added an empty-net goal. So Read's goal ended up being the game-winner.
Mark Streit, D10/22/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored the first of five Philadelphia goals on Wednesday night against the Penguins.
Insight: Streit scored on a slapshot to tie the game at one. Streit also made a nice defensive play that possibly prevented a goal. Philadelphia scored three third period goals to win, 5-3. Streit was plus-two.
Ray Emery, G10/22/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: The Flyers will start Ray Emery on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Insight: This isn't that surprising since Steven Mason played on Tuesday. Emery has a 2.73 GAA and .907 save percentage in two games this season. With Mason's slow start, perhaps Emery receives more playing time if he plays well on Wednesday.
Steve Mason, G10/22/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason played well. despite giving up four goals.
Insight: He faced 43 shots, and stopped 39 of them, but got no help from his team. Mason is off to a disappointing start this season, as he is now 0-3-1 with a 3.83 GAA and .878 save percentage.
Claude Giroux, C10/18/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Philadelphia completed a two-goal comeback on Saturday against the Stars.
Insight: The goal was Giroux's second of the season to give the Flyers its first victory. Philadelphia was aggressive, crashing the net in overtime, and drew a penalty. Giroux's goal came on the power play. Giroux also had an assist and finished plus-one.
Wayne Simmonds, RW10/14/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored and had an assisst on Tuesday against the Ducks.
Insight: Both of Simmonds' points came on the power play, and his goal tied the game at two with less than three minutes left in the second period. Simmonds had five shots and two hits in the game as well.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/14/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Flyers 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier is expected to miss two weeks with a lower body injury.
Insight: It's been a few seasons since Lecavlier was an everyday fantasy starter.. Last year, he did play in 69 games, the most since 2009-2010, and he scored just 37 points. An ugly plus/minus of -16 hurts his value.
Wayne Simmonds, RW10/12/2014 12:15:00 AM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds put two in the nets, but it wasn't enough to help the Flyers get into the win column.
Insight: He now has three power play goals among four total goals and five points through three games.
Claude Giroux, C10/9/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux produced two points, but had poor night against the Devils.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with seven shots on goal. However, Giroux was on the ice during a lot of New Jersey's scoring outburst. He finished with a -4 rating on the night.
Wayne Simmonds, RW10/9/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds shined on the power play Thursday night against New Jersey.
Insight: He had two goals on the power play, and added an assist on Vincent Lecavalier's third period goal. Simmonds has been an animal on the power play, dating back to last season. Look for that to continue. Lecavalier finished the night with the one goal and one assist, along with three shots and a -1 rating.
Steve Mason, G10/9/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason gets the nod again Thursday, against the Devils.
Insight: He started the season-opener Wednesday night against Boston, stopping 31-of-33 shots in a 2-1 loss. Mason was impressive against the Bruins, making the decision by coach Craig Berube an obvious one, this early in the season.
Sean Couturier, C10/8/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier scored the lone goal for Philadelphia on Wednesday as the Flyers lost to the Bruins, 2-1.
Insight: Jakub Voracek and Matt Read picked up assists on the goal. Couturier scored in the third period.
Steve Downie, RW10/1/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Penguins left winger Steve Downie made it clear that "there won't be any liberties on those players this year," according to the team's website.
Insight: "Those players" refer to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Downie's role will be an enforcer as he will protect the Penguins' stars. He should rack up the PIM and have a respectable amount of points.
Matt Read, RW10/1/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal and added two assists in a preseason victory against the Rangers on Tuesday.
Insight: Read scored 22 goals and 18 assists last year and our projections have him reaching the 20-goal mark for the third time in his four year career.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/1/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners should not overlook 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier on draft day.
Insight: He isn't a fantasy starter, but he should provide some depth off the fantasy bench. Lecavalier's biggest issue over the last four years has been staying healthy. Last year, he did play in 69 games, the most since 2009-2010, and he scored just 37 points while posting a plus/minus of -16. He isn't poised for a bounce back season, but Lecavalier has the potential to be better than that this year.
Mark Streit, D10/1/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Flyers defenseman Mark Streit is a middle-of-the-road fantasy defenseman.
Insight: Streit hasn't been the same player since he missed the entire 2010-2011 season with a shoulder injury. He turns 37 this season, and Philadelphia's defensive defenseman and power-play specialist Michael Del Zotto will continue to cut into Streit's ice time.
Sean Couturier, C10/1/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: The Flyers are hoping center Sean Couturier will be more invovled offensively this season according to Comcast SportsNet.
Insight: Couturier has played great defensively, but Philadelphia has placed him on the same line with Wayne Simmonds in hopes of jump starting him offensively. Couturier scored 13 goals and 39 points last season, and we expect about the same totals again this year.
Brayden Schenn, C10/1/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn is a high-risk, high-reward fantasy investment this year.
Insight: Schenn showcased his skill at just 22 last year, scoring 41 points while playing fewer than 16 minutes per game. The problem is that other centers Vincent Lecavalier and Sean Couturier will also be in the mix on the second line. If Schenn can beat them out for the job, he has big splash potential.
Jakub Voracek, RW10/1/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek should easily repeat his totals from 2013-2014.
Insight: Voracek was a bit disappointing considering his skill and the talent around him. That means Voracek could improve upon his 23 goals and 39 assists from a year ago. Voracek and center Claude Giroux have great chemistry together, and it should not matter who replaces Scott Hartnell at the other wing position on the first line.
Wayne Simmonds, RW10/1/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds should be a potent power play winger once again and perhaps even earn a top-line role at even strength.
Insight: Simmonds played on the second line last year, but the departure of Scott Hartnell allows for a different winger to step up and play alongside Claude Giroux. Simmonds finished third in power-play goals last year and also had 106 penalty minutes and 209 shots on goal.
Claude Giroux, C10/1/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux will be able to put up the same kind of numbers from last season even without his linemate Scott Hartnell.
Insight: The Flyers traded Hartnell to the Blue Jackets, so Giroux will need a new winger, but we still expect him to finish with around 90 points. Giroux played in his first preseason game on Tuesday and although he was rusty, his lower body injury did not effect him. The Philadelphia center is a first-round fantasy pick.
Claude Giroux, C9/25/2014 3:27:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux returned to practice on Thursday according to Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News.
Insight: He still won't play in the team's preseason game against the Devils on Thursday. Flyers coach Craig Berube wants to get Giroux some playing time in preseason, but he did not give Giroux a timetable to return.
Claude Giroux, C9/19/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Claude Giroux suffered a lower body injury during the first day of practice.
Insight: He is expected to miss two week, but barring any further issues should still be ready for the regular season.
Steve Mason, G8/21/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (finger) returned to the ice this week after not skating the past three weeks according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Insight: He suffered a broken pinky finger while playing ball hockey, but Mason should be ready for training camp. He posted a 33-18 record with a 2.50 goals against average in 61 games last year.
Kimmo Timonen, D6/13/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: The Flyers have re-signed defenseman Kimmo Timonen. SOURCE: Flyers.nhl.com
Insight: Timonen's one-year deal is worth $2 million. It wouldn't be surprising if the 39-year-old called it quits after next season.

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