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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.
Claude Giroux, C4/30/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia center Claude Giroux collected three points in Tuesday's Game 6 win over the Rangers.
Insight: He assisted on two of Wayne Simmonds' goals before scoring one of his own in the third period. The 26-year-old has averaged a point per game this series (six points in six contests). Game 7 is tonight at Madison Square Garden.
Wayne Simmonds, RW 4/29/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia winger Wayne Simmonds had a hat trick Tuesday to help the Flyers force a Game 7 against the Rangers.
Insight: Simmonds also had six SOG and 12 PIM. The winger had a career year with 29 goals and 60 points and has produced four goals, one assist, 15 SOG and 20 PIM in the first-round playoff series against New York.
Nicklas Grossmann, D4/29/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann will miss Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against the NY Rangers due to a right leg injury.
Insight: Grossmann had just 14 points in 78 games and has one goal or less in five straight seasons. He has accumulated 55 PIM, but has little fantasy value.
Steve Mason, G4/22/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (upper body) will serve as Ray Emery's backup in Game 3 against the Rangers Tuesday night, according to csnphilly.com.
Insight: Mason, who is believed to have a concussion, said Monday that he wouldn't be dressing for the game but participated in the morning skate.
Steve Mason, G4/22/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (upper body) will not be able to play in Game 3 Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Ray Emery (9-12-2, 2.96 GAA, .903 SV% in the regular season) will get the call again with the series tied at a game a piece.
Ray Emery, G4/21/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: The Flyers will not change goalies for Game 3, opting to stay with backup Ray Emery.
Insight: Steve Mason (upper body) has been declared out for Tuesday's game with the Rangers. Emery is 1-1 with a 3.00 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Steve Mason, G4/19/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (upper body) will not be able to play in Game 2 Sunday against the Rangers, according to Katie Strang of ESPN.
Insight: Ray Emery (9-12-2, 2.96 GAA, .903 SV%) will get the call again with Philadelphia down 1-0 to New York.
Steve Mason, G4/17/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason still isn't sure if he'll be able to play Sunday in Game 2 against the Rangers. SOURCE: Katie Strang, ESPN
Insight: He missed Game 1 with an upper body injury. Ray Emery (9-12,-2, 2.96 GAA) would get the call if Mason can't suit up.
Steve Mason, G4/16/2014 12:33:00 PM
Description: An upper-body injury will sideline Steve Mason for Game 1 against the Rangers on Thursday, according to Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Insight: Ray Emery will start in Mason's place. Mason went 33-18-7 with a 2.50 GAA and a .917 SV% this season. He was shelled in his only career postseason appearance as a rookie in 2008-09, giving up 17 goals in four games against the Red Wings.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot4/13/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Wayne Simmonds scored two goals Sunday to close the season with a team-high 29 as well as his first 60-point season.
Insight: He beat out captain Claude Giroux's 28. Simmonds was an excellent fantasy option in 2013-14, providing 106 PIM and 209 SOG to go with the 29 goals and 31 assists.
Steve Mason, G4/13/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (upper body) left Saturday's game for precautionary reasons, according to Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Coach Craig Berube said Mason will be ready to play in the first round of the playoffs against the Rangers. The 25-year-old went 33-18-7 with a 2.50 GAA and a .917 SV% this season. He was shelled in his only career postseason appearance as a rookie in 2008-09, giving up 17 goals in four games against the Red Wings.
Jakub Voracek, RW4/12/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Jakub Voracek was at his best Saturday in a thrilling 4-3 triumph over Pittsburgh.
Insight: Voracek generated three points (two goals, one assist) in 16 and a half minutes of ice time. The win guarantees the Flyers will play the Rangers in the first round of the postseason. Voracek (23 goals, 38 assists) had one goal against the Blue Shirts in four regular season meetings.
Kimmo Timonen, D4/12/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will miss Saturday's game against Pittsburgh for rest.
Insight: Timonen has totaled 33 points this season including 19 power play points. The Flyers PP usually looks lost without him in the lineup.
Nicklas Grossmann, D4/12/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann will miss Saturday's game against Pittsburgh due to a bruised right ankle.
Insight: Grossmann has just 14 points in 88 games and has one goal or less in five straight seasons. He has accumulated 55 PIM, but has little fantasy value.
Claude Giroux, CHot4/8/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored two goals Tuesday.
Insight: With that, Giroux reached the 80-point plateau for the second time in his career. He has 27 goals and 54 assists (81 points) in 79 games.
Vincent Lecavalier, C4/8/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Vincent Lecavalier had his second straight two-point game Tuesday at Florida.
Insight: Lecavalier has provided fantasy owners with seven points (five goals, two assists) over his last seven games, but he still has just 37 this season. That's his lowest total for a full season since 2001-02.
Steve Downie, RW4/8/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie (concussion) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Florida, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Downie (4 G, 20 A, 106 PIM, 88 SOG) hasn't played since March 22 against the Blues. He has suffered multiple concussions this season.
Zac Rinaldo, LW4/7/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia enforcer Zac Rinaldo has been susepended for the final four games of the regular season. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: The punishment stems from an illegal hit on Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel on Sunday. Rinaldo's 153 penalty minutes this season are fourth-most in the NHL.
Brayden Schenn, C4/6/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn found the net twice Sunday in a win against Buffalo.
Insight: That ends a seven-game scoring drought for the 22-year-old. Sunday was Schenn's second multi-goal game of the season and the fifth of his career.
Steve Downie, RW4/5/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie has been skating and should be close to a return.
Insight: Downie (4 G, 20 A, 106 PIM, 88 SOG) has missed six consecutive games.
Kimmo Timonen, D4/3/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen (upper body) is probable for Thursday's game against Columbus.
Insight: Timonen has totaled 32 points this season including 19 power play points. The Flyers PP looked ill without him in the lineup on Tuesday.
Kimmo Timonen, D3/31/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen (upper body) didn't travel with the team to St. Louis for Tuesday's game, according to Sarah Baicker of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Timonen put 13 points (three goals) in 14 games during March, but he'll miss Tuesday's game.
Kimmo Timonen, DHot3/30/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen had a second straight two-point game Sunday against the Bruins.
Insight: Timonen put up 13 points (three goals) in 14 games during March.
Vincent Lecavalier, C3/30/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Vincent Lecavalier posted two goals Sunday against the Bruins.
Insight: His goal with 35 seconds left in regulation tied the game at three, though Boston went on to win in overtime. Six of Lecavalier's 18 goals this season have come in the last month.
Vincent Lecavalier, C3/28/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier responded to his demotion to the fourth line with a power-play goal against Toronto on Friday.
Insight: Flyers coach Craig Berube wanted to move Lecavalier back to center because he has been struggling on the wing, but the top three center spots are occupied by Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier. The 33-year-old Lecavalier has 16 goals and 15 assists in 60 games this season.
Steve Downie, RW3/24/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie will be reevaluated Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with what may be a concussion.
Insight: Downie (4 G, 20 A, 106 PIM, 88 SOG) may have suffered his third concussion of the season when he took a hit from St. Louis' Patrick Berglund Saturday. Expect him to be out for a while.
Steve Downie, RW3/23/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie will be reevaluated Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with an upper-body injury.
Insight: Downie (4 G, 20 A, 106 PIM, 88 SOG) may have suffered his third concussion of the season when he took a hit from St. Louis' Patrick Berglund Saturday.
Jakub Voracek, RW3/22/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had two points (one goal) Saturday against the Blues and now has 52 this season.
Insight: Voracek accounted for just 12 points in his first 29 games, but he's produced 40 in his last 41
Brayden Schenn, C3/22/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: With two points Saturday against St. Louis, Philadelphia center Brayden Schenn reached 40 points for the first time in his career.
Insight: The 22-year-old scored his 18th goal of the season Saturday. He's a solid low- to mid-range fantasy option.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot3/20/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Wayne Simmonds anchored the Flyers' offense with two goals Thursday in a win over Dallas.
Insight: That gives Simmonds four goals in his last three appearances. Coincidentally, Philadelphia has won all three games. Simmonds will look to stay hot Saturday against St. Louis.
Claude Giroux, CHot3/18/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux has recorded multiple points in three straight games and five of his last seven.
Insight: Giroux had just seven points (zero goals) in his first 15 games of the season but has scored at a pace of 1.21 ppg with 24 G and 40 A his last 53.
Scott Hartnell, RW3/18/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Scott Hartnell had a pair of goals Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: He's up to 18 goals and 43 points in 64 games. When you factor in his 70 penalty minutes and 170 shots on goal, he's a top-50 fantasy asset.
Wayne Simmonds, RW3/16/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds had a big game Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Simmonds finished the game with two goals and one assist. The 50 points Simmonds has posted this season are a new career-high. With the victory, Philadelphia moved into second place in the Metropolitan Division with 77 points. That's one ahead of Columbus and the New York Rangers.
Steve Mason, G3/15/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason collected his fourth shutout Saturday against the Penguins.
Insight: Mason (25 saves) has been hot and cold this season, alternating great stretches with really bad ones. Hopefully this is the start of one of those good stretches.
Matt Read, RW3/15/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Matt Read delivered one of his best games Saturday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: Read scored twice and took six shots on goal. One of the goals was shorthanded. Prior to Saturday, Read had only scored once in six games since the Olympic break.
Kimmo Timonen, DHot3/8/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen continued his post-break hot streak with two goals Saturday against Toronto.
Insight: Timonen had two goals all season entering Saturday's game. The veteran has returned from the Olympics with seven points and nine SOG in his last four games.
Steve Downie, RWCold3/8/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie is dealing with the flu and won't play Saturday, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jay Rosehill will replace him in the lineup.
Insight: Nineteen of Downie's 24 points came over his first 30 games of the season. He has put up just five points over his last 24 games, though he has continued to pile up the penalty minutes (102 PIM this season).
Ray Emery, G3/8/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Flyers backup goalie Ray Emery will miss Saturday's game against Toronto due to a groin injury.
Insight: Emery hasn't gotten much work this season going 7-9-1 with a 3.03 GAA and .898 SV%. That's nothing like the 17-1-0 record (1.94 GAA, .922 SV%) he put together last season in Chicago. Steve Mason has started 10 of the Flyers' 11 games since Jan. 25.
Andrew MacDonald, D3/4/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: The Islanders traded defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the Philadelphia Flyers for two draft picks on Tuesday.
Insight: MacDonald has 24 points (four goals), 34 PIM, 72 SOG and a -19 differential in 63 games this season. He'll fill valuable minutes on the blue line for Philadelphia but will lose fantasy value as he'll have to take a back seat to Kimmo Timonen and Mark Streit on the power play.
Vincent Lecavalier, C3/2/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: With 26 points in 49 games, Lecavalier is having his worst season from a points-per-game standpoint since 2001-02.
Kimmo Timonen, DHot3/2/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has handed out five assists his last two games.
Insight: Looks like that day off on Thursday against the Sharks worked wonders for Timonen after the 38-year-old played for Finland in the Olympics. He has 24 points in 59 games.
Jakub Voracek, RW3/2/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored a goal and had two assists Sunday against the Capitals.
Insight: Voracek only had 12 points in his first 29 games, but he's produced 31 in his last 33.
Claude Giroux, CHot3/2/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux had three points Sunday at Washington and now has 61 points in 62 games this season.
Insight: Giroux had just seven points (zero goals) in his first 15 games of the season but has picked up 20 goals and 34 assists his last 47.
Kimmo Timonen, D3/1/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen was a healthy scratch Thursday as the team gave him some time off after the Olympics, but should be ready for the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Philadelphia coach Craig Berube said that Timonen has no legs right now after playing for Finland in the Olympics. He's posted 19 points on 109 SOG in 57 games this season, including 13 from the point on the power play.
Ray Emery, G3/1/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Flyers backup goalie Ray Emery is questionable for Saturday's game against the NY Rangers with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Emery hasn't gotten much work this season going 7-9-1 with a 3.03 GAA and .898 SV%. That's nothing like the 17-1-0 record (1.94 GAA, .922 SV%) he put together last season in Chicago. Steve Mason will get the start on Saturday.
Nicklas Grossmann, D2/27/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann is probable for Thursday's game against San Jose while he has been dealing with a bruised shoulder.
Insight: Grossmann has just 10 points in 58 games and has one goal or less in five stright seasons. He has accumulated 53 PIM.
Kimmo Timonen, D2/26/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will be a healthy scratch Thursday, according to Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Philadelphia coach Craig Berube said that Timonen has no legs right now after playing for Finland in the Olympics. He'll only need to miss one game, however.
Steve Mason, G2/8/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason is questionable for Saturday's game against Calgary due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: Mason has won three straight games, including a shutout of the Kings, to improve to 23-14-5 with a 2.49 GAA and .918 SV%. Ray Emery hasn't started a game since Jan. 23 when he lost to Columbus.
Kimmo Timonen, D2/6/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen (foot) is now expected to play Thursday after missing the past two games.
Insight: Timonen injured his left foot while blocking a shot on Jan. 28 and missed the last two games. He's managed to post 19 points on 106 SOG this season.
Claude Giroux, CHot2/5/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux had three points (one goal) Monday against the Sharks, bringing him to 55 points in 57 games. He has collected 13 points in his last nine games.
Insight: Giroux had just seven points (zero goals) in his first 15 games of the season but has gone off for 48 in his last 42, a pace of 1.14 points per game and 94 points per 82 games.
Kimmo Timonen, D2/5/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen (foot) is not expected to play Thursday, according to Dave Isaac of cpsj.com.
Insight: Timonen injured his left foot while blocking a shot on Jan. 28 and missed the last two games.
Kimmo Timonen, D2/3/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will miss his second straight game Monday due to a foot injury.
Insight: Timonen skated Monday morning but will take another game off to rest his left foot. He injured it while blocking a shot on Jan. 28.
Steve Mason, G2/1/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason collected his third shutout of the season Saturday in a win over Los Angeles.
Insight: Two of Mason's three shutouts have come in his last three games. The Flyers will finish their West Coast trip Monday night in San Jose.
Zac Rinaldo, LW1/30/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Flyers left wing Zac Rinaldo was activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against Anaheim after dealing with a high ankle sprain.
Insight: Rinaldo is great if you need penalty minutes with 101 this season, but he's invisible on offense (two points in 44 games).
Kimmo Timonen, D1/29/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia defenseman Kimmo Timonen is expected to play Thursday despite a foot injury. SOURCE: csnphilly.com
Insight: Timonen hurt his foot while blocking a shot Tuesday and had to leave the game. He also missed practice Wednesday, but coach Craig Berube insisted he is OK. "He's fine," Berube said. "I knew he was fine last night. Just making sure -- just a maintenance day for him."
Mark Streit, D1/28/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Mark Streit has collected five goals and 16 points in his last 24 games.
Insight: Streit had two assist Tuesday against the Red Wings, giving him 26 points in 54 games this season. He only had 10 points in his first 30 games.
Claude Giroux, C1/28/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux had three points (one goal), three SOG and a +2 Tuesday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Giroux is closing in on a point-per-game pace and now has 16 goals and 50 points in 54 games.
Scott Hartnell, RW1/28/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Scott Hartnell had two goals, one assist and five SOG Tuesday against Detroit.
Insight: Hartnell has been playing through a foot injury he sustained while blocking a shot on Jan. 14, but a CT scan Tuesday ruled out a fracture. The winger has 14 goals, 33 points, 132 SOG and 48 PIM in 50 games this season.
Steve Mason, G1/28/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia netminder Steve Mason shut out the undermanned Red Wings Tuesday.
Insight: Mason made 33 saves against a Detroit team playing without Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen. After a strong first two months of the season, Mason has struggled since the start of December and had a 3.60 GAA in his first nine starts of January.
Scott Hartnell, RW1/28/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Scott Hartnell (foot) will play Tuesday, according to csnphilly.com.
Insight: Hartnell suffered a foot injury while blocking a shot on Jan. 14 and has been playing through it. He was spotted in a walking boot over the weekend and thought his foot may be broken, but a CT scan came back negative.
Scott Hartnell, RW1/28/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Flyers winger Scott Hartnell is questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit due to a left foot injury, according to a csnphilly.com report.
Insight: He'll undergo more tests Monday, but was seen in a walking boot which doesn't bode well for a quick return. He's totaled 12 goals and 30 points in 49 games this season.
Jakub Voracek, RWHot1/22/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (hand) will play Wednesday against Carolina, according to Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Voracek probably would have missed the game had it been played in its regularly schedule time Tuesday, but it was postponed due to snow. Voracek has produced 11 goals and 23 points over his last 21 games and 35 points in 50 games this season.
Claude Giroux, C1/21/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia's game with Carolina, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed due to bad weather so make sure to take any players from these two teams out of your lineup.
Insight: Giroux leads the Flyers with 44 points while Eric Staal leads the Hurricanes with 39, but they will be shovelling snow instead of skating on Tuesday.
Jakub Voracek, RWHot1/21/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek suffered a hand injury during Monday's game and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Carolina.
Insight: He'll be reevaluated when he returns to Philadelphia. Voracek has produced 11 goals and 23 points over his last 21 games and 35 points in 50 games this season.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot1/20/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Wayne Simmonds has recorded 22 points (12 goals) in his last 17 games.
Insight: Like most of his teammates, Simmonds got off to a terrible start but has come on strong the last month or so. He had a goal on five shots Monday at New York, giving him 17 goals, 37 points, 77 PIM and 122 SOG in 50 games.
Matt Read, RWHot1/20/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Matt Read has generated four points in four games since returning from a concussion.
Insight: Read had three goals during Philadelphia's home-and-home stretch against the Islanders. He has 13 goals and 23 points this season after scoring a pair of goals Monday versus New York.
Jakub Voracek, RWHot1/20/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek suffered an upper-body injury during Monday's game. SOURCE: Flyers on Twitter
Insight: He'll be reevaluated when he returns to Philadelphia. Voracek has produced 11 goals and 23 points over his last 21 games.
Andrej Meszaros, DHot1/19/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia defenseman Andrej Meszaros has generated nine points in his last six games.
Insight: The 28-year-old blueliner had just five points in his first 23 games, so we don't expect this pace to continue.
Andrej Meszaros, D1/18/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia defenseman Andrej Meszaros finished with two goals in just under 19 minutes of ice time Saturday in a win against the Islanders.
Insight: He doubled his season goal total in the process. Both of his tallies came in the first period. Despite his strong showing on Saturday, Meszaros isn't a particularly appealing fantasy defenseman.
Steve Mason, G1/18/2014 9:00:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia netminder Steve Mason has agreed to a three-year contract extension. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
Insight: The deal is worth $12.3 million so he'll be earning an average salary of $4.1 million. If not for the extension, the 25-year-old would have been a free agent after this season.
Brayden Schenn, CHot1/16/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn has scored a goal in six of his last 10 games.
Insight: Schenn potted one of Philadelphia's three goals in a loss to the Predators Thursday and has 13 goals and 30 points this season.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot1/16/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Wayne Simmonds has recorded 20 points (11 goals) in his last 15 games.
Insight: Like most of his teammates, Simmonds got off to a terrible start but has come on strong the last month or so. After putting up a goal and two assists Thursday against Nashville, Simmonds has 35 points (16 goals), 116 SOG and 77 PIM in 48 games.
Scott Hartnell, RWHot1/16/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell (lower body) will play Thursday, according to philly.com.
Insight: Hartnell suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot Tuesday. He has piled up 13 points (five goals) in his last 12 games, including three Tuesday, after posting just 13 points in his first 31.
Scott Hartnell, RWHot1/15/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot Tuesday and is questionable for Thursday's game, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Hartnell has piled up 13 points (five goals) in his last 12 games, including three Tuesday, after posting just 13 points in his first 31. The team will decide on his status for Thursday's game after the morning skate.
Vincent Lecavalier, C1/14/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier's game-winning goal Tuesday was his first goal since Nov. 27.
Insight: Lecavalier missed three weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his back, so he only had 13 games between goals despite the long amount of time. The 33-year-old has 10 goals and 19 points in 34 games this season.
Jakub Voracek, RWHot1/14/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored another goal Tuesday, giving him 10 in his last 17 games.
Insight: Voracek had a measly three goals and 12 points in his first 29 games but, like the rest of the Flyers, he has really turned it on recently. He's up to 13 goals and 33 points in 47 games this season.
Scott Hartnell, RWHot1/14/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell had a goal and two assists Tuesday against the Sabres.
Insight: Hartnell has piled up 13 points (five goals) in his last 12 games after posting just 13 points in his first 31.
Matt Read, RW1/14/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Matt Read (concussion) is expected to be activated from injured reserve Tuesday against Buffalo.
Insight: Read (10 goals, nine assists in 39 games) suffered a concussion about two weeks ago. He ended up missing seven games.
Steve Downie, RW1/12/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie will be a healthy scratch Sunday, according to Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News. "His intensity level is not where it needs to be shift to shift," coach Craig Berube said.
Insight: Downie hasn't produced a point in eight games since returning from an upper-body injury. He's stuck at three goals, 19 points, 77 PIM and 72 SOG in 39 games.
Erik Gustafsson, D1/11/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson could return on Saturday (knee).
Insight: Gustafsson has two goals and five assists in 20 games with a +4 rating. He could have low-end value if he can continue at this pace.
Matt Read, RW1/11/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Matt Read, officially been diagnosed with a concussion, was skating on Friday.
Insight: Read (10 goals, nine assists in 39 games) suffered the injury about a week and a half ago. Saturday's game against the Lightning will be Read's fifth absence in a row.
Zac Rinaldo, LW1/9/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Flyers left wing Zac Rinaldo is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks while he recovers from a high ankle sprain. SOURCE: Comcast Sportnet Philadelphia
Insight: Rinaldo is fourth in the league in penalty minutes with 101 this season. Unfortunately, he's barely done anything on offense. The goal he scored Wednesday against Montreal was his first of the season.
Matt Read, RW1/9/2014 8:17:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Matt Read has officially been diagnosed with a concussion. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: Read (10 goals, nine assists in 39 games) suffered the injury about a week and a half ago. Saturday's game against the Lightning will be Read's fifth absence in a row.
Brayden Schenn, CHot1/7/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn has scored a goal in four of his last five games and has seven points in that span.
Insight: Schenn had a goal and an assist Tuesday at New Jersey. The 22-year-old has provided fantasy owners with 12 points in his last 15 games.
Scott Hartnell, RWHot1/7/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell extended his points streak to eight games Tuesday against New Jersey.
Insight: Hartnell scored his 10th goal of the season versus the Devils and has four goals and nine points during the streak. After failing to record a single point his first nine games of the season, Hartnell has put up 22 in his last 30 games.
Ray Emery, G1/7/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Flyers backup goalie Ray Emery will step into the net Tuesday at New Jersey.
Insight: Emery's only shutout this season came at the Prudential Center against the Devils on Nov. 2. The journeyman is 4-7-0 with a 3.03 GAA and an .890 SV% this season as the backup to Steve Mason.
Matt Read, RW1/3/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Matt Read (upper body) didn't play Thursday, but is questionable for Saturday's game against Phoenix.
Insight: Read has 19 points (10 goals) and 89 SOG in 39 games this season which makes him a viable fantasy winger.
Michael Raffl, LW1/3/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Flyers winger Michael Raffl will miss Saturday's game against Phoenix due to a concussion.
Insight: Raffl suffered a concussion during Thursday's game on a hit by Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog. After scoring just one point in his first 11 games Raffl has collected 10 points in the next 18.
Matt Read, RW1/2/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Matt Read (upper body) was expected to play Thursday, but he's been ruled out. SOURCE: flyers.nhl.com
Insight: Flyers coach Craig Berube said Wednesday that pulling Read out of Tuesday's game was a precautionary measure, but he'll miss at least one game. Read has 19 points (10 goals) and 89 SOG in 39 games this season.
Matt Read, RW1/1/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Matt Read (upper body) is expected to play Thursday, according to Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Flyers coach Craig Berube said pulling Read out of Tuesday's game was a precautionary measure. Read has 19 points (10 goals) and 89 SOG in 39 games this season.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot12/29/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Wayne Simmonds netted two more goals in Saturday's shootout win over Edmonton.
Insight: The 25-year-old has scored at least two goals in each of his last three games. He had just six goals total in his first 35 games. Get Simmonds into your lineup ASAP.
Steve Downie, RW12/27/2013 2:27:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie (upper body) skated Friday and appears to be ready to return to action, according to philly.com. He missed the last two games but could be back Saturday at Edmonton.
Insight: Downie has 19 points (three goals), 67 PIM, 61 SOG, five PPP and a +7 in 31 games, making him a solid fantasy option in all leagues. However, he's not expected to return to the third line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read right away, as Scott Hartnell currently is skating there.
Wayne Simmonds, RWHot12/23/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of goals for the second straight game Monday against Minnesota.
Insight: Simmonds added an assist, four SOG, two PIM, one PPP and a +2 in a full stat line. He has five goals, seven points, 15 SOG, six PIM and a +3 his last four games.
Wayne Simmonds, RW12/21/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds has potted three goals in his last three games.
Insight: Simmonds had a pair Saturday at Columbus, bringing him to eight this season to go with 11 assists, 78 SOG and 63 PIM in 36 games.
Steve Downie, RW12/21/2013 5:26:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie (upper body) will miss 7-10 days, according to flyers.nhl.com.
Insight: Downie has 12 points and 31 penalty minutes in 20 games since coming over in a trade from Colorado. Overall, he has 19 points (three goals), 67 PIM, 61 SOG, five PPP and a +7 in 31 games, making him a solid fantasy option in all leagues.
Vincent Lecavalier, C12/21/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier (back) was supposed to be out another 2-3 weeks, but he'll make his return to the lineup Saturday, according to the Flyers Twitter.
Insight: The 33-year-old suffered a non-displaced fracture in his back earlier this month and was given a 3-4 week timetable, but he'll return well ahead of schedule. He has nine goals, 14 points, 19 PIM, 49 SOG and seven PPP in 22 games this season, his first with Philadelphia after spending his entire career in Tampa Bay.
Jakub Voracek, RWHot12/19/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek extended his scoring streak to six games with three points Thursday against Columbus, his former team.
Insight: Voracek has six goals and 10 points during the streak after putting up a measly three goals and 12 points in his first 29 games.
Claude Giroux, CHot12/19/2013 9:42:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Claude Giroux had his first multi-goal game of the season Thursday against the Blue Jackets and added two assists, two SOG and a +3 differential in the win.
Insight: Giroux has four goals and 10 points during a five-game scoring streak and 30 points (nine goals) in 35 games this season. Remember, he had zero goals and seven points in his first 15 games.
Brayden Schenn, C12/19/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn (neck) will play Thursday, according to philly.com.
Insight: Schenn was checked into the boards head-first when Tom Wilson charged into him in the second period Tuesday night, but he only suffered stiffness in his upper back and neck. It could have been much worse due to how fast Wilson was skating and how hard Schenn's head hit the boards.
Vincent Lecavalier, C12/18/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier is encouraged with his progress but he is still 2-3 weeks away, according to Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com.
Insight: The 33-year-old is out with a non-displaced fracture in his back. Lecavalier was given a 3-4 week timetable on Dec. 8 and appears to be on schedule. He has nine goals, 14 points, 19 PIM, 49 SOG and seven PPP in 22 games this season, his first with Philadelphia after spending his entire career in Tampa Bay.
Brayden Schenn, C12/18/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Brayden Schenn (neck) is questionable for Thursday's game, according to Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Schenn was checked into the boards head-first when Tom Wilson charged into him in the second period Tuesday night. It's amazing that he doesn't have a concussion after being unable to stay on his feet following the hit.
Jakub Voracek, RWHot12/18/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek potted two goals in Tuesday's win over Washington.
Insight: He's now scored in four of his last five games with seven points during that span. Almost 37 percent of Voracek's production this season has come in the last week. Make sure he's in your lineup Thursday against Columbus.
Claude Giroux, CHot12/15/2013 7:12:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist Sunday against the Capitals.
Insight: Giroux has produced 18 points in his last 18 games after starting off slowly and is up to 25 points in 33 games this season.
Jakub Voracek, RW12/15/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Jakub Voracek scored a goal Sunday for the third time in his last four games.
Insight: Voracek has had at least one point in four straight games after a seven-game drought. He's had a terrible season after breaking out in 2013-14 but there's still time to turn it around.
Jakub Voracek, RW12/9/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Jakub Voracek's goal Monday against the Senators was just his fourth of the season.
Insight: Voracek was fantastic last season, putting up a career-high 22 goals despite it being a lockout-shortened 48-game campaign. He's failed to follow up on that and has just 13 points in 30 games, which is not even a 40-point pace.
Kimmo Timonen, D12/9/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia defenseman Kimmo Timonen left Saturday's game with an upper body injury after being cross-checked by Jamie Benn but he played Monday at Ottawa and had a two-point game.
Insight: Timonen scored his second goal of the season and added an assist and two SOG. He's had a quiet season, putting up eight points in 30 games.
Kimmo Timonen, D12/9/2013 11:45:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia defenseman Kimmo Timonen left Saturday's game with an upper body injury after being cross-checked by Jamie Benn and is questionable for Monday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: Despite playing over 21 minutes per game this season, Timonen has just one goal and five assists in 29 contests. Even if he plays Monday against Ottawa, Timonen won't be worth starting in fantasy.
Vincent Lecavalier, C12/9/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his back..
Insight: He has already missed three games. The 33-year-old has nine goals, 14 points, 19 PIM, 49 SOG and seven PPP in 22 games this season, his first with Philadelphia after spending his entire career in Tampa Bay.
Kimmo Timonen, D12/8/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia defenseman Kimmo Timonen left Saturday's game with an upper body injury. SOURCE: Tim Panaccio, Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: Despite playing over 21 minutes per game this season, Timonen has just one goal in 29 contests. Even if he plays Monday against Ottawa, Timonen won't be worth starting in fantasy.
Vincent Lecavalier, C12/7/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier will miss Saturday's game due to a back spasms, according to Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com. Lecavalier was going to try to practice Friday in Dallas, but it was canceled after an ice storm caused a power loss at the facility.
Insight: It will be his third straight absence. The 33-year-old has nine goals, 14 points, 19 PIM, 49 SOG and seven PPP in 22 games this season, his first with Philadelphia after spending his entire career in Tampa Bay. He must be nearing a return if he was going to attempt to practice Friday.
Steve Downie, RW12/4/2013 10:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie continues to rack up the penalty minutes while adding some scoring as a bonus.
Insight: Downie had a goal, one assist, three SOG, four PIM and a +1 Wednesday at Detroit. That gives him two goals, 16 points, 67 PIM, 51 SOG and a +11 in 24 games this season.
Scott Hartnell, RW12/4/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell had a goal, two assists, four SOG and two penalty minutes Wednesday at Detroit.
Insight: After failing to post a single point in his first nine games, Hartnell has produced closer to his expected level lately. He's scored six goals with five assists, 21 PIM, 47 SOG and a +3 over his last 15 games.
Sean Couturier, CHot12/4/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier blew up for four points (two goals), three SOG, two PIM and a +3 Wednesday at Detroit.
Insight: Couturier has scored four goals over his last four games after potting just one in his first 24. Philadelphia's third line of Couturier, Matt Read and Steve Downie combined for four goals, five assists, nine SOG and a +6 for fantasy owners Wednesday.
Vincent Lecavalier, C12/3/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier missed Monday's game against the Wild and is questionable for Wednesday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Lecavalier is battling back spasms. It doesn't sound like a long-term problem and Lecavalier (nine goals, five assists) could be back for the game against the Red Wings.
Vincent Lecavalier, C12/2/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier won't be in the lineup Monday against the Wild. SOURCE: Philadelphia Daily News
Insight: Lecavalier is battling back spasms. It doesn't sound like a long-term problem and Lecavalier could be back as soon as Wednesday against the Red Wings.
Matt Read, RW11/29/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Matt Read missed Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Winnipeg with a lower body injury.
Insight: Read was heating up before the injury The 27-year-old now has four goals and a +5 rating over his last four games.
Mark Streit, D11/27/2013 11:06:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Mark Streit's goal Wednesday at Tampa Bay was his first with the team.
Insight: Streit also had an assist in the game, giving him nine points in 24 games. He had six goals and 27 points in 48 games with the Islanders last season.
Ray Emery, G11/27/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers backup goalie Ray Emery will start between the pipes Wednesday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Emery has gone 3-1-0 with a 1.01 GAA and a .960 SV% over his last four starts.
Matt Read, RWHot11/23/2013 10:31:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Matt Read potted two goals Saturday in a 5-2 win against the Islanders.
Insight: Read is heating up. The 27-year-old now has four goals and a +6 rating over his last three games. After beginning the year 1-7, the Flyers have now won six of their last seven. They'll try to make it seven out of eight Monday against Florida.
Steve Downie, RW11/21/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie had two assists Thursday against Buffalo.
Insight: Downie spends plenty of time in the penalty box -- he has 55 PIM in 17 games this season -- but he also has provided fantasy owners with one goal, 12 points, 30 SOG and a +6 this season.
Scott Hartnell, RW11/21/2013 9:52:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell came up with his fourth goal of the season Thursday against the Sabres.
Insight: All four of those goals, and all six of his points this season, came in the last eight games. Hartnell also had four penalty minutes Thursday, giving him 12 PIM in the last seven games.
Matt Read, C11/21/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Flyers forward Matt Read had a pair of goals Thursday against the Sabres.
Insight: Read came in with four goals and seven points in 20 games this season. The 27-year-old is only a fantasy option in 12-team leagues.
Ray Emery, G11/21/2013 6:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers backup goalie Ray Emery will start in net Thursday against the Sabres.
Insight: Emery has allowed just three goals in his last three games and will get the worst team in the league Thursday, making him a strong streaming option.
Wayne Simmonds, RW11/19/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds has scored a goal in two straight games and produced one point in four straight.
Insight: The Flyers have finally picked up their offense, scoring 18 goals over their last five games. Simmonds has three goals, nine points, 34 SOG and a -7 in 20 games after scoring a goal Tuesday against Ottawa.
Claude Giroux, C11/19/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the season Tuesday against Ottawa.
Insight: Giroux has two goals, five points, 19 SOG and a +5 over the last five games. The buy-low window is officially closed.
Kimmo Timonen, D11/19/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen finally scored his first goal of the season Tuesday against the Senators.
Insight: He added two assists, five SOG and a +3 differential. The 38-year-old defenseman had at least 0.45 ppg in each of the previous 11 seasons, but he started off with just two points in the first 19 games this season.
Brayden Schenn, C11/13/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Brayden Schenn scored both of his team's goals Wednesday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: He's now scored in two straight games. Schenn will look to make it three in a row Friday when the Flyers head to Winnipeg.
Ray Emery, G11/13/2013 3:46:00 PM
Description: Flyers backup goalie Ray Emery will draw the start Wednesday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Emery has allowed two goals over his last two starts but both of them came against the Devils. He has a much tougher matchup Wednesday, one day after Steve Mason blanked the Senators.
Brayden Schenn, C11/12/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Brayden Schenn would not be denied Tuesday against the Senators.
Insight: The fourth-year center knocked home his fourth goal of the season while also handing out his sixth assist. With three goals in his last six contests, Schenn finally seems to be finding his groove. At just 22 years of age, he's only going to get better.
Vincent Lecavalier, C11/12/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Vincent Lecavalier provided two points (one goal and one assist) Tuesday in a win over Ottawa.
Insight: Lecavalier finished in the plus category for the first time in over a month. The former No. 1 overall pick has scored in two of his last three games against the Senators.
Claude Giroux, C11/12/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Claude Giroux dished out two assists Tuesday in a victory over the Senators.
Insight: Giroux is heating up. That gives the 25-year-old four points over his last four contests. He had just five in his previous 13 outings.
Scott Hartnell, RW11/12/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell's assist Tuesday against Ottawa ended a 38-game drought without a helper.
Insight: Hartnell has two goals, three points and 17 SOG over his last four games and the Flyers' offense has woken up the last two, scoring nine goals.
Steve Mason, G11/12/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason kicked out all 24 shots he faced Tuesday in a shutout of Ottawa.
Insight: It was Mason's first shutout since 2011-12. The 25-year-old is playing his best hockey since 2008-09, when he won the Calder Trophy. He's 5-7-1 with a 2.15 GAA and a .930 SV%.The Flyers are showing signs of life on offense, which is obviously good for their poorly supported netminder.
Jakub Voracek, RW11/12/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Jakub Voracek notched two goals in Tuesday's shutout victory over Ottawa.
Insight: Now that's more like it. This is the Voracek we're all used to. The question is, where was he the first 16 games of the season (one goal on 29 shot attempts)? He'll look to keep it going Wednesday night at Pittsburgh.
Michael Raffl, LW11/12/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Michael Raffl is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Ottawa with flu-like symptoms
Insight: With one point in 11 games, he won't be missed by fantasy owners.
Steve Downie, RW11/12/2013 1:58:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Steve Downie (concussion) was activated from injured reserve for Tuesday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: Downie has seven point in 12 games and the Flyers certainly need another scorer in their lineup.
Claude Giroux, CCold11/9/2013 3:48:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux finally scored his first goal of the season Saturday in the third period against Edmonton. He also took four shots and was a +2 for the game.
Insight: Giroux has really been pressing and was noticeably frustrated, snapping his stick in half on the bench, when he missed on back-to-back chances early in the game. Hopefully this will open the floodgates for the Flyers captain, who has eight points and a -9 differential in 16 games this season.
Claude Giroux, CCold11/7/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Fifteen games into the season, Flyers center Claude Giroux has zero goals, seven assists and a -11 differential.
Insight: Philadelphia coach Craig Berube shuffled the team's lines again Thursday, moving Jakub Voracek back to the top line with Giroux and Scott Hartnell, but the Flyers were shut out for the second time in the last four games. It's hard to believe Giroux, who produced 66 goals and 217 points in 207 games the previous three seasons, will be this bad for much longer.
Ray Emery, G11/7/2013 6:03:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery will start in net Thursday against the Devils.
Insight: Emery shut out this same Devils team in his last start Saturday and makes for a good streaming option Thursday.
Steve Downie, RW11/7/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Newly-acquired Flyers right wing Steve Downie is already skating after his concussion which is encouraging, though there is no timetable for his return to game action.
Insight: Downie is not expected to play Thursday against New Jersey.
Scott Hartnell, RW11/5/2013 11:09:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Scott Hartnell's goal Tuesday at Carolina was his first point of any kind this season.
Insight: Hartnell missed some time with an upper-body injury but had played nine games without a point this season. He also has not been contributing in other areas -- he has a -3, 23 SOG and two PIM.
Steve Mason, G11/5/2013 6:18:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will start again Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Mason has been very good this season, posting a 2.42 GAA and a .922 SV%, but he'll need to keep it up Tuesday after being pulled from his last start and watching Ray Emery shut out the Devils Saturday.
Vincent Lecavalier, C11/4/2013 9:15:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier will return to the lineup Tuesday after missing Saturday's game with a facial bruise. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: Lecavalier suffered the injury during a fight with Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy on Friday night. So far, Lecavalier has posted five goals and two assists in his first nine games for Philadelphia.
Ray Emery, G11/2/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Flyers netminder Ray Emery led the way with 14 saves Saturday in a shutout win against New Jersey.
Insight: It's the veteran's 15th career shutout. The win marks Emery's first win of the season. He's been backing up starter Steve Mason for most of the year.
Vincent Lecavalier, C11/2/2013 9:12:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Vincent Lecavalier missed Saturday's game against the Devils but he could be back Tuesday at Carolina. SOURCE: Renaud Lavoie, TVA Sports
Insight: Lecavalier bruised his face Friday in a loss to Washington. The 33-year-old was held scoreless in that game but he had a hat trick against the Islanders six days earlier.
Steve Downie, RW11/2/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: There have been conflicting reports about the health of newly-acquired Flyers right wing Steve Downie.
Insight: Earlier, John Shannon of Sportsnet reported that Downie had suffered a broken orbital bone but Tim Pannacio of Comcast Philadelphia is hearing that it was just a concussion. Either way, it doesn't sound like he'll be back in the lineup anytime soon.
Steve Downie, RW11/1/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Steve Downie suffered a concussion Friday in his Philadelphia debut. SOURCE: Frank Seravalli, Philadelphia Daily News
Insight: It's just been that kind of season for the Flyers. Downie took two shots on goal before exiting. There's no timetable for his return.
Vincent Lecavalier, C11/1/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier suffered a facial injury Friday night against the Capitals.
Insight: Philadelphia Daily News reporter Frank Seravalli expects Lecavalier to "miss time." Adding insult to injury (literally in this case), the Flyers lost the game by a count of 7-0.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/29/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Vincent Lecavalier scored his fifth goal of the season Tuesday against the Ducks.
Insight: He was coming off a hat trick Saturday. The veteran is the only Flyers player who is consistently producing early this season.
Claude Giroux, C10/29/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux has yet to score this season after putting 13 in the net last year in 48 games and 28 the season before that.
Insight: Giroux has at least one assist in four of the last five games after going scoreless in the first five, so there is hope that he's turning it around.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/26/2013 9:58:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Vincent Lecavalier netted his fifth career hat trick Saturday in a win over the Islanders.
Insight: He took a whopping seven shots on goal during the contest. Believe it or not, Saturday marked Lecavalier's first multi-goal effort in almost two years (November 17, 2011 versus Pittsburgh).
Scott Hartnell, RW10/25/2013 5:02:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Scott Hartnell (upper body) will play Saturday against the Islanders, according to Anthony SanFilippo of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.
Insight: Hartnell has been out since Oct. 11 due to an upper-body injury. He had zero points and six SOG in his first five games.
Jakub Voracek, RW10/24/2013 12:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers forward Jakub Voracek is probable for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers after missing a game with a sprained right knee.
Insight: The 24-year-old had a breakout year in 2012-13, scoring a career-high 22 goals with 24 assists in 48 games, but has disappointed fantasy owners in 2013 with just three points in eight games.
Kimmo Timonen, D10/24/2013 12:40:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is probable for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers.
Insight: Timonen posted 29 points last season in 45 games, but has yet to score a point in eight games this season. His fantasy value is further lowered since the team has taken him off the power play unit. Until he works his way back on it, he's not going to be much help to fantasy owners.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/24/2013 12:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Vincent Lecavalier (lower body) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers.
Insight: Lecavalier suffered a lower-body injury more than a week ago and missed three straight games. He had one goal and three points in his first five games for the Flyers.
Michael Raffl, LW10/22/2013 8:01:00 PM
Description: The Flyers will use a top line of Claude Giroux, Vincent Lecavalier and Michael Raffl Thursday, according to CSNPhilly.com.
Insight: The Flyers are trying anything and everything to solve their offensive issues. Giroux has zero goals and three assists in eight games this season, but if he gets going Thursday the team could keep its new top line together. However, fantasy owners need not pick up the 24-year-old Raffl just yet.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/20/2013 3:27:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Vincent Lecavalier (lower body) says he is "hopeful" he can return Thursday against the Rangers, according to Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com.
Insight: Lecavalier suffered a lower-body injury more than a week ago and he has missed three straight games. He had one goal and three points in his first five games for the Flyers.
Tye McGinn, LW10/15/2013 9:37:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Tye McGinn scored both of Philadelphia's goals Tuesday against Vancouver.
Insight: McGinn, who is filling in on the top line with Scott Hartnell out, now leads the Flyers with three goals. Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read, Scott Hartnell, Sean Couturier, Kimmo Timonen and Mark Streit have combined for zero goals.
Steve Mason, G10/15/2013 5:11:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will start again Tuesday against the Canucks.
Insight: Mason has emerged as Philadelphia's clear starter over Ray Emery by posting a 2.02 GAA and a .935 SV% in his first four games. Emery allowed eight goals on 63 shots in his appearances.
Scott Hartnell, RW10/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right wing Scott Hartnell has been diagnosed with an upper body injury.
Insight: According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he'll miss between two and four weeks. Hartnell struggled with injuries last season so owners know by now that he isn't one of the more durable players in fantasy hockey.
Scott Hartnell, RW10/12/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell (lower body) will be out "at least a week," said GM Paul Holmgren. SOURCE: Philly.com
Insight: Hartnell has zero points in five games this season as the Flyers have scored just six goals in five games. Holmgren gave Vincent Lecavalier, who also suffered a lower-body injury Friday, the same timetable. The Flyers are going to have to rely on Brayden Schenn, Matt Read more with Hartnell and Lecavalier out.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/12/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: Flyers winger Vincent Lecavalier (lower body) will be out "at least a week," said Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, according to Philly.com.
Insight: The struggling Flyers lost both Scott Hartnell and Lecavalier to lower-body injuries Friday. Lecavalier is one of the only Flyers who has produced this season, factoring in on three of Philadelphia's six goals in five games.
Vincent Lecavalier, C10/11/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Vincent Lecavalier suffered a lower-body injury Friday against the Coyotes.
Insight: The struggling Flyers lost Scott Hartnell and Lecavalier to lower-body injuries in the game. Lecavalier is one of the only Flyers who has produced this season, factoring in on three of Philadelphia's six goals in five games.
Claude Giroux, CCold10/11/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux has zero points in the first five games.
Insight: The Flyers are struggling mightily right now. Giroux, Scott Hartnell, Matt Read, Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds and Kimmo Timonen have combined for zero goals and one assist.
Scott Hartnell, RW10/11/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell left Friday's game with a lower-body injury.
Insight: He's done for the night. Hartnell has zero points in five games this season.
Steve Mason, G10/11/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will get another start Friday against the Coyotes.
Insight: Mason has played well in his three games this season, posting a .935 SV% on 93 shots. The 25-year-old went 33-20-7 with a 2.29 GAA and 10 shutouts as a rookie with the Blue Jackets to win the Calder Trophy but posted a GAA above 3.00 in each season from 2009-10 to 2011-12. He had a 2.95 GAA with Columbus last season, but since coming over to the Flyers in a trade has a 1.94 GAA in 10 games. Backup Ray Emery only has one appearance.
Scott Hartnell, RW10/11/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell is probable for Friday's game against Phoenix with an upper body injury.
Insight: Hartnell is capable of scoring 30 goals and posting 60 points, but he'll have to stay healthy. He's yet to score this season in four games.
Steve Mason, G10/8/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason blocked 33 of the 34 shots Florida sent at him Tuesday to help Philly get its first win of the season.
Insight: Mason has played well in his three games this season, posting a .935 SV% on 93 shots. The 25-year-old went 33-20-7 with a 2.29 GAA and 10 shutouts as a rookie with the Blue Jackets to win the Calder Trophy but posted a GAA above 3.00 in each season from 2009-10 to 2011-12. He had a 2.95 GAA with Columbus last season, but since coming over to the Flyers in a trade has a 1.94 GAA in 10 games.
Brayden Schenn, C10/8/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Flyers forward Brayden Schenn notched his second goal of the year Tuesday against the Panthers.
Insight: The 22-year-old Schenn started the season on the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell, but new coach Craig Gerube shuffled the lines in his first game Tuesday. Schenn skated with Jakub Voracek and Vincent Lecavalier. If he stays there, it shouldn't alter his fantasy value much.
Wayne Simmonds, RW10/8/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: New Flyers coach Craig Berube has shuffled his lines and will go with a top line of Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds in his first game Tuesday. SOURCE: Philly.com
Insight: He's expected to use a second line of Brayden Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier and Jakub Voracek. Simmonds had nine PIM and six SOG in the first three games but is still searching for his first point of the season.
Steve Mason, G10/8/2013 5:43:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will get the start Tuesday against the Panthers.
Insight: Mason (2.54 GAA, .915 SV%) hasn't played poorly but he's 0-2-0. He'll try to make a good impression on his new coach Craig Berube after Peter Laviolette was fired Monday.
Brayden Schenn, C10/3/2013 6:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers forward Brayden Schenn started on the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell in the season opener Wednesday.
Insight: The 22-year-old Schenn scored a goal and added five penalty minutes for fighting. Schenn had eight goals and 18 assists over 47 games last season and should easily surpass 50 points in 2013-14.
Jakub Voracek, RW10/2/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Flyers forward Jakub Voracek was practicing on Monday and is expected to play Wednesday in Philadelphia's season opener.
Insight: Voracek has been dealing with an upper-body injury. The 24-year-old had a breakout year in 2012-13, scoring a career-high 22 goals with 24 assists in 48 games. He'll be on the team's top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.
Claude Giroux, C10/2/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Flyers center and captain Claude Giroux (hand) is probable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Giroux suffered torn tendons in his right index finger while golfing in August and had to undergo surgery. The star player should be able to start the regular season opener.
Jakub Voracek, RW9/27/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that forward Jakub Voracek will play in the season opener Wednesday, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Voracek has been dealing with an upper-body injury. The 24-year-old had a breakout year in 2012-13, scoring a career-high 22 goals with 24 assists in 48 games. After playing on 35 percent of the team's power plays in 2011-12, his power-play time jumped to over 60 percent last season.
Claude Giroux, C9/24/2013 7:28:00 PM
Description: Flyers center and captain Claude Giroux (finger) made his 2013 preseason debut Tuesday against the Devils.
Insight: Giroux suffered torn tendons in his right index finger while golfing in August and had to undergo surgery. The star player should be able to start the regular season opener.


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