According to Sportsnet.ca, Chris Pronger will miss the Flyers’ season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins, tonight at the Consol Energy Center. However, the Flyers have yet to rule him anything but a game-time decision.
The Flyers sure know how to make things interesting.
On Thursday morning, just hours before the team is set to open the season at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette informed the media that 22-year-old rookie goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will make the start for Philadelphia tonight against the Penguins.
The fog that clouded the Flyers’ roster situation all of training camp has suddenly lifted.
In a conference call on Monday, days prior to the Flyers’ season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 7, Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren cleared the air the best he could, starting with the issues at goaltender and ending with injury updates.
In a surprising turn of events, forward Bill Guerin has been released from his tryout contract with the Flyers.
The veteran, who has scored at least 20 goals in 13 of his 18 career seasons, was hoping and was expected to land a spot with the forward-heavy Flyers. However, after skating with the team since before training camp, Guerin had a shaky preseason in which he struggled.