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Time is running out for Flyers’ prospect Matsumoto

VOORHEES –Three-year rookie camp veteran and former third-round pick Jonathan Matsumoto is in organizational suspended animation.

The once mid-level center prospect, who just three years ago showed promise as a depth player, has quickly stagnated in the Flyers’ system, getting passed on the depth chart by centers Darroll Powe, Jared Ross and Jon Kalinski.  And although the soon-to-be 23-year old put up 107 points in 156 games with the Phantoms, he hasn’t seen one minute of NHL ice time.

“If I knew what was holding me back I would have worked on it already,” said smiley and soft spoken Matsumoto.  “They told me to come to camp in shape and I’m feeling good now. I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life.  Hopefully I just get a chance to show what I can do this year.”

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