On Monday morning, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that Phantoms’ forward Ned Lukacevic and a conditional fourth-round pick will head to the Boston Bruins, in exchange for bruising defenseman Andrew Alberts.
Monthly Archives: October 2008
The fear of a slow start by the Philadelphia Flyers came to fruition Saturday night, as the Bullies ran straight into the New York Rangers buzz saw. The hottest team in the league early on in the season, the Rangers had already won three games in the regular season before the Flyers played one, and it showed.
Immediately after announcing that Randy Jones would be undergoing surgery and will miss significant time, Philadelphia Flyers’ coach John Stevens hinted at the proposal of pulling apart top defensive pairing Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn in order to reinforce the banged up blue line. Friday afternoon, he made it official.
Right off the heals of Ryan Parent’s announced shoulder surgery that will keep him out three months, Randy Jones is the next victim of the preseason injury bug. Jones suffered a torn labrum in his hip early in training camp. In hopes that the pain would subside, Jones was inactive for the majority of the preseason. However, much like Parent’s injury, Jones’ didn’t heal on its own and the 27-year old blue liner will likely need to go under the knife for a recovery that will take 6-8 weeks.
Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Ryan Parent worked like a madman in the offseason, in hopes that he would be cemented as a top-six d-man for the Flyers. But those plans may have hit a snag, as a nagging shoulder injury may need corrective surgery, icing Parent’s hopes for now.
It is very rare that an 18-year old defenseman starts in the NHL right after being drafted. Typically, it takes the player until they are 20-21 years old before they are physically and mentally able to do the right things on a consistent basis. But after a stellar training camp and eye-opening preseason, the Flyers’ 2008 first-round draft pick, Luca Sbisa, may just be the exception.
According to 610 WIP, the Philadelphia Flyers will not sign veterans Jim Dowd and Bryan Berard. The announcement came during the Flyers – New Jersey Devils preseason telecast, and implied that both players did not show enough during training camp to warrant a signing for the upcoming season.
On Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that six players will be assigned to the Phantoms of the AHL. Jon Kalinski, Boyd Kane, Jared Ross, Nate Guenin and Sean Curry were among those selected. But the biggest name from the group is rookie forward Claude Giroux.