As if the Flyers’ defense wasn’t shaky enough, third-pairing defenseman Ryan Parent left Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers with an apparent groin injury. He will miss up to 10 days and will be replaced on the active roster by Ole-Kristian Tollefsen.
Parent has suffered groin injuries in the past and has recovered fairly quickly from them.
The new third pairing of Tollefsen and Danny Syvret is a combined minus-2 and both individually have been below average. MA Bourdon will likely be called up from the Phantoms as the seventh practice defenseman. The Flyers will be at home for the next three contests.
Flyers’ backup goaltender Brian Boucher returned to the lineup on Monday after being forced to take a short stint on the IR due to a groin tweak suffered in the preseason. Goalie Johan Backlund was returned to the Phantoms.
Defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen will also return to the lineup, but will remain inactive for Tuesday’s home opener. Rookie defenseman MA Bourdon was returned to the Phantoms.
Despite Boucher’s return, the Flyers plan on starting Emery for the next three contests, Tuesday against Washington, Thursday against Pittsburgh and Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks.
After putting on the stall tactics for a day, the Flyers have officially inked 25-year old defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen to a one-year deal. Terms were not immediately disclosed.
“I feel great. I am really excited to be coming to Philadelphia,” OKT said. “I have always been a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and what they are all about.”
According to the initial report on Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, the gritty blue-liner was all-but signed pending a passed physical. Well, the physical results are in, but Tollefsen remains just “a player of interest.”
“He checked out OK,” General Manager Paul Holmgren told the media.
Anthony SanFilippo of the Delco Times is reporting that former Columbus defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen will be in town by the end of the weekend for a physical. And if the 6’2, 211 lbs. blue liner passes all that’s thrown at him, he will become the newest Flyer.