Flyers Make Cuts, Trim Roster to 28 Players

Today the Flyers cut a bunch of players, cutting their roster to 32 (really, 28). They need to be cut down to the 23 by the start of October 1st, the start of the NHL Season. These players all made the trip up to Lake Placid for the continuation of training camp starting today.

The remaining forwards (17):

VandeVelde is the biggest surprise on this list (via TendTheFarm)

Sean Couturier

Claude Giroux

Adam Hall

Scott Hartnell

Ben Holmstrom

Scott Laughton

Vinny Lecavalier

Kris Newbury

Michael Raffl

Matt Read

Zac Rinaldo

Jay Rosehill

Brayden Schenn

Wayne Simmonds

Max Talbot

Chris Vandevelde

Jake Voracek

There are some surprises such as the missing Tye McGinn who was expected to crack this Flyers roster, and Chris Vandevelde who is on an AHL contract, but has sparked enough interest to remain on an NHL tryout contract. In addition, it seems Scott Laughton will make the transition to LW and possibly play on the third line with Matt Read and Sean Couturier.

The remaining defenseman (11) are:

Lauridsen is the young defenseman who made the biggest splash in 2012-2013 (via Tumblr)

Marc-Andre Bourdon

Braydon Coburn

Bruno Gervais

Hal Gill

Nicklas Grossmann

Erik Gustafsson

Oliver Lauridsen

Andrej Meszaros

Chris Pronger

Luke Schenn

Mark Streit

Kimmo Timonen

Hal Gill is still holding on even though there doesn’t seem to be a place for him to fit on the NHL roster, but you never know what Holmgren has up his sleeve. Marc-Andre Bourdon and Chris Pronger will start the season on injured reserve, freeing up additional cap space.

An interesting name missing is rookie Sam Morin, who played well in his two preseason games but has found himself headed back to juniors a bit earlier than expected.

The remaining goalies (3) are: 

Ray Emery

Steve Mason

Yann Danis

There are no surprises in this group. Ray Emery and Steve Mason are likely to be a tandem this season, unless one stands far out in performance than the other. Yann Danis will likely be sent down to play for the Phantoms by the start of the season.


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Categories: Beat Writing, Flyers

Author:Daniel Blanchard

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  1. Flyers Roster Cuts: 4 More Waived, Down to 24 | Khandyman Sports - September 19, 2013

    […] None of today’s cuts were very surprising. They waived forwards Kris Newbury and Ben Holmstrom, defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon, and goalie Yann Danis with the purpose of re-assigning them to their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. The rest of the roster can be found here. […]

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