VandeVelde skated on the Flyers top line in practice on Wednesday.
With Michael Raffl unavailable this morning because of an lower-body injury, VandeVelde filled-in on the Flyers first line with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. VandeVelde made the jump from the AHL to the first line in two weeks, pretty impressive.
The Flyers have recalled center Chris Vande Velde from Adirondack (AHL).
VandeVelde has been recalled because Zac Rinaldo (upper-body) is unavailable. VandeVelde has one assist in 17 games with the Flyers. He has also recorded nine goals and 14 assists in 39 games with Adirondack.
Center Chris VandeVelde has signed a one-year contract with the Flyers and will be available for tonight’s home game against the Montreal Canadiens.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound VandeVelde signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms during the summer. He appeared in 23 games for the Phantoms, recording seven goals and six assists. During the previous three season, VandeVelde split time playing for the Edomonton Oilers and their AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City.
The following were assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL) today: Ryan Lowery (D), Olivier Roy (G), Philippe Cornet (LW), Tanner House (LW), Chris VandeVelde (C), Alex Plante (D), Milan Kytnar (RW), Curtis Hamilton (LW), Ryan Martindale (C), Tyler Pitlick (C)