Flyers Trim 10 from Roster, Including a Big-Name Prospect

The Philadelphia Flyers lowered their roster via 10 avid gamers Wednesday, and so they now have 34 in camp.

Among the cuts: defenseman Cam York, who entered camp appreciated to start out the season at the 3rd pairing. York, 21, a first-round variety in 2019, didn’t have a sturdy camp.

York is headed to the AHL’s Phantoms.

“Sometimes, when people are sent to the minor leagues,” it’s considered that “you’re kind of throwing them away,” new trainer John Tortorella stated.

That, he stated, isn’t the case.

“I think it’s a perfect situation for him to go down there and play,” he stated. “It’s a nice league to coach in.  He’s nonetheless a younger guy, enjoying what I believe is the hardest place. I believe goaltending is an important, and protection is the hardest to play.

“To me, with a new coaching staff coming in, it’s part of the process to get him to the end goal to be the player he can be in the National Hockey League.”

York performed in 30 video games with the Flyers remaining season.

“That’s the thing. York and I have discussed through camp that there’s so many God-given abilities he has that other players don’t,” Tortorella stated. “I don’t think we’ve gotten to them. That’s part of my responsibility. I don’t think we got to the abilities where he could help us right now with our defensive core.”

Tortorella reiterated what he stated previous within the week.

“For me, with Yorky it’s not the physical skills, it’s the mental skills,” he stated. “I think it’s him learning and, first of all, wanting to be a guy that’s going to make a difference. And (then) being a player to make a difference.”

Added Tortorella: “We feel he’s going to be a very important part of this team when we find our way. When (will) we find our way, I have no idea. But this is the right thing for Yorky.”

Roster Moves

The Flyers assigned the next avid gamers to the Phantoms:

Forwards: Tyson FoersterOlle Lycksell.
Defensemen: Adam Ginning, Adam Karashik, York.
Goaltender: Pat Nagle.
Forwards Adam Brooks and Max Willman, and defenseman Louie Belpedio have been put on waivers for the aim of assigning them to Lehigh Valley.
Forward J.R. Avon, who was once injured for many of camp, has been assigned to Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League.

Teams can lift a most of 23 avid gamers; rosters will have to be submitted to the NHL place of business via Monday.

With York demoted, Nick Seeler is anticipated to be at the 3rd pairing with Justin Braun.

Among avid gamers at the bubble, Ronnie Attard, Egor Zamula, Kevin Connauton, Jackson Cates, Hayden Hodgson, and Tanner Laczynski stay in camp. Rookie Wade Allison remains to be right here, however he turns out like a roster shoo-in. Goalies Sam Ersson, Felix Sandstrom, and Troy Grosenick additionally stay in camp.

Tortorella stated Sandstrom, who has an unspecified harm, was once feeling higher, however the trainer didn’t know but who can be his No. 2 goalie in the back of Carter Hart.

Sandstrom, 25, and and the almost-23 Ersson were exceptional in preseason video games.

Attard and Zamula will most likely cross to the Phantoms. Tortorella stated there was once “no way” he was once sending down Attard after he gallantly fought the Islanders 6-foot-5, 230-pound Ross Johnston on Tuesday. Tortorella stated he needs any other Flyer had stepped in to battle Johnston.

Injuries Mount

The Flyers went 1-4-1 within the preseason, which ended with Tuesday’s 4-3 extra time loss to the New York Islanders.

Philly was once plagued via a large number of accidents within the preseason. Hart and Cam Atkinson weren’t in a position to play in any exhibition video games. Ditto Ryan Ellis, who is anticipated to leave out the season with a pelvic harm, Joel Farabee, and Sean Couturier. Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov solely performed in a single exhibition sport. Rasmus Ristolainen, additionally nursing an undisclosed harm, performed in two.

Based on feedback made via the avid gamers and/or Tortorella, Hart and Atkinson will play within the Oct. 13 season opener towards visiting New Jersey.

Konecny, Provorov and Ristolainen are prone to play in that sport. Ristolainen and Konecny skated with the injured avid gamers Wednesday in Voorhees. Provorov stated he was once feeling higher Tuesday, and he figures to anchor the protection towards the Devils.

Farabee’s go back is unknown. He has been skating with the workforce, however now not cleared for touch. The Flyers can be wary with him, so he may leave out a week or two when the season begins.

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