Emery has won each of his last three starts while posting a 2.30 GAA and stopping 95 of 102 shots (.931 SV%). He appears to have supplanted Steve Mason for the starting job for now, however, Mason is expected to be between the pipes on Saturday. Tampa has a potent offence so be wary of this matchup.
It looks like the Flyers will be giving Emery his fourth straight start vs. the Lightning on Thursday. Emery has won each of his last three starts while posting a 2.30 GAA and stopping 95 of 102 shots (.931 SV%). He appears to have supplanted Steve Mason for the starting job for now, however, Mason is expected to be between the pipes on Saturday.
The Flyers have recalled Brandon Manning from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Manning will be the Flyers seventh defenseman on their upcoming two-game road trip starting with the Lightning on Thursday. Manning has one goal and four assists with a plus-2 rating in six games with Lehigh Valley.
Lecavalier (foot) will travel with the Flyers to Florida.
Lecavalier will miss his sixth straight game tonight but he will travel with the team this week, however his status still remains up in the air. He participated in the morning skate which is another positive, but as of right now, he remains without a target date.
Emery allowed two goals on 37 shots in a 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. Detroit dominated the Flyers, but Emery locked it down for his third straight win. He has a 2.60 GAA and .914 SV% in four outings and is playing much better than Steve Mason, so he will get his third straight start tonight. He draws an ugly matchup with the Kings in town.
Rinaldo (upper-body) is expected to return to the Flyers lineup on Tuesday.
Rinaldo missed Saturday's game against the Red Wings with an upper-body injury he suffered on Wednesday vs. the Penguins. He was only expected to miss one game originally and it looks like he will be in for Blair Jones on Tuesday. He has no points with a minus-3 rating and six penalty minutes in seven games.
With Steve Mason struggling in the early part of the season, the Flyers will go with Emery for the second straight game tonight vs. Detroit. He stopped 22 of 25 shots in a 5-3 win over the Penguins and carries a 2.84 GAA and .897 SV% into tonight's game. He allowed four goals in a loss in his only starts vs. the Wings last year.
The Flyers recalled Shayne Gostisbehere from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Gostisbehere, 21, was the Flyers third round pick (78th overall) in 2012. The 5-foot-11, 170 lbs. D-man has two assists in three games in his first full year in the AHL. He is expected to make his NHL debut on Saturday vs. the Red Wings because of an injury to Andrew MacDonald.
Emery is the Flyers' probable starter for Saturday.
Emery has won two games in a row, while Steve Mason has yet to win and holds an ugly .878 SV%. Emery was the first goalie off of the ice at Friday's practice, which is not as good of an indication as the first off at the morning skate, but given he has the hot hand, it looks like the Flyers will go with Emery vs. the Red Wings.
The Flyers are expected to recall Mark Alt from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Alt, 23, had four goals and 22 assists (26 points) in 75 AHL games last season and has one goal in three games with Lehigh this season. With Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald both out for four weeks, Alt's stay with the Flyers might be a lengthy one. Expect him to make his NHL debut on Saturday vs. the Red Wings.
Coburn appeared to be nearing a return on Tuesday, but clearly suffered a setback that will keep him out for another month. The Flyers also lost fellow blueliner Andrew MacDonald to a lower-body injury this week, so their blueline is looking rather thin right now. Expect a call-up to be announced this afternoon.
MacDonald will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury.
MacDonald must have suffered the injury on Wednesday vs. the Penguins, but he played 21:25 so that is not for sure. This a a tough break for the Flyers, who found out Braydon Coburn will miss an additional four weeks as well. The Flyers do not have an extra defenseman on the roster at this time, so expect a call-up this afternoon.
Rinaldo (upper-body) is not at Flyers practice this morning.
Rinaldo suffered and upper-body injury in Wednesday's win over the Penguins and did not return. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but his absence at practice on Friday puts his availability for Satruday's game in serious doubt. Blair Jones will re-enter the lineup with Rinaldo out.
Coburn (lower-body) is not on the ice for Flyers practice this morning.
Coburn was set to re-join the lineup on Tuesday, but he was a late scratch, so he must have suffered a setback in warmups. The injury was originally believed to be serious, so it was surprising to see him almost returning just two weeks later. Expect an update after the Flyers' practice.
Lecavalier (foot) is practicing with the Flyers this morning.
Lecavalier has not practiced since October 11th because of a foot injury he suffered in the third game of the season. He was only expected to skate on his own this morning, so staying on for the practice is a good sign that he foot is healing well. He is considered day-to-day and likely won't be back until next week.