Emery will be in goal Wednesday against the Blackhawks as the Flyers close out a 12-day, six-game road trip.
Emery will face the team he won a Stanley Cup with last season. He has not been as good as he was last year (17-1-0 / 1.94 GAA / .922 SV%) but he is also not playing behind the same caliber of team. Emery is in a backup role once again and has got out to a 3-5-0, 2.57 GAA and .908 start to the season. Although it is his former team and he might be playing a little bit harder against them… It is still a terrible matchup.
Mason was yanked after he gave up four goals on 26 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday. It was the first time that Mason allowed more than three goals since being acquired from Columbus. He will be in goal tonight against a Senators team who have lost four of their last five games.
Mason was yanked after he gave up four goals on 26 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday. It was the first time that Mason allowed more than three goals since being acquired from Columbus. He will likely be in goal tonight against a Senators team who have lost four of their last five games.
The Flyers have recalled Tye McGinn from Adirondack (AHL).
McGinn appeared in six games with the Flyers earlier in the season totalling three goals and a plus-1 rating. While in Adirondack the 23-year-old left-winger had five goals and two assists in 18 games. He could draw into the lineup for Zac Rinaldo, who was ejected from Saturday's contest for jumping Antoine Roussel.
Lecavalier will miss 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back.
Lecavalier had reportedly been dealing with back spasms, but after returning to Philadelphia to be re-evaluated, a non-displaced fracture was discovered. The Flyers are not sure who will be recalled and will decide later tonight. Expect Michael Raffl to stay on the second line while Vinny is out.
Kimmo Timonen suffered an upper-body injury late in the second period of Saturday afternoon’s 5-1 slaughter of the Flyers at the hands of the Dallas Stars
He took a crosscheck from Jamie Benn that period and did not return. Timonen is listed as day to day. “I’ve seen better days,” Timonen said. He denied he was injured during the crosscheck, but would not elaborate on how it occurred.
Mason gave up two goals on 34 shots in a win over the Red Wings on Wednesday. It was his third straight win and his 10th of the season. He is still yet to allow more than three goals in all 26 starts as a Flyer. He goes this afternoon against a Stars team who rank 12th in the NHL in scoring (2.70 G/PG).
Lecavalier (back spasms) is not on the ice for the Flyers morning skate.
It appears Vinny will miss his second straight game with the back ailment. His absence during the morning skate is a strong indicator that he will not dress tonight. Michael Raffl will remain in his spot on the 2nd line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds. Consider Lecavalier day-to-day.
Mason allowed two goals on 26 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Predators. It was a great game for Mason who moved to 4-1-0 in his last five. He will take on a depleted Red Wings squad in Detroit tonight - Mason is 3-2-2 with a 1.82 GAA and .943 SV% on the road.
Emery stopped 31 of 34 shots in a loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. He is firmly behind Steve Mason for the Flyers starting job, but Emery in 3-2-0 with a 1.42 GAA and .947 SV% in his last five starts - making him a good spot-start option whenever he gets the call. Tonight he faces a Wild team who have lost four straight while only scoring a combined four goals in those games.
Lecavalier (back) won't play tonight vs. Minnesota.
Lecavalier did not skate this morning and won't play due to a back issue. He suffered the injury prior to scoring the game-winning shootout goal on Saturday vs. Nashville. It does not sound like a serious injury and he should be considered day-to-day. Michael Raffl will move up to the second line and Brayden Schenn will shift back to centre.
Mason stopped 25 of 26 shots in a win over the Jets yesterday. Mason gets the call again tonight to take on the Predators. During his time with the Blue Jackets, Mason saw a lot of the Predators. Tonight will mark his 17th career starts against Nashville, he is 5-7-4 with a a 2.40 GAA and .913 SV% in the 16 previous.
Read (lower-body) who was listed as game-time decision appears to be in.
Read is taking part in warm-ups which is a good sign that he is in this morning. Read missed Wednesday's contest, but it appears he will come in and Zac Rinaldo will likely come out. Read has eight goals and three assist in 23 games.