Sep 252011

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Inside the Flyers: Captain Chris Pronger is setting tone in Flyers’ locker room

September 25

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, trying to rebound from four surgeries, is already in midseason form. It has nothing to do with his surgically repaired body parts. It has everything to do with his playfully sarcastic personality. In one corner of the Flyers locker room last week in Voorhees, Captain Snarl was telling a reporter it was the worst part of his day. Why?

Flyers release Nylander, Mair

September 25

The Flyers releasedveteran forwards Michael Nylander and Adam Mair from tryout contracts on Sunday, GM Paul Holmgren announced. Counting players placed on waivers and two injured prospects, the Flyers have 29 players left in camp. They figure to open the season with 22. Because of injuries, Nylander never played any games in camp. Mair played one game.

Flyers trim roster to 38 players

September 24

Peter Laviolette strongly hinted the Flyers would make some roster cuts on Saturday and that’s exactly what transpired as five players were sent back to the Phantoms.  The biggest name on the list was goalie Johan Backlund, who will have to clear waivers to get back to the Phantoms.

Read makes case to stick with Flyers

September 25

Matt Read is making an impact in his first NHL training camp.  Fact is, the 25-year-old rookie forward has played so well that it would be surprising if he didn’t make the Flyers. Displaying great speed and being strong on the puck, Read has resembled the player who was so effective in a brief AHL stint late last season, when he had seven goals and six assists in 11 games with the Adirondack Phantoms.

Testwuide could face ban for hit in Flyers’ win

September 24 CSN Philly

Mike Testwuide says there was nothing he could do when Brendan Smith unexpectedly turned his back to the boards in the first period. “The puck was dumped in the corner, I’m a big guy who needs to get in there and make a hit right away,” said the Flyers’ 6-foot-3, 210-pound winger after Friday’s 3-1 exhibition win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.