VandeVelde's goal helps Flyers snap road skid vs. struggling Sabres
JAN 17, 10:03p ET | AP
Rotowire: Jan 18 / 9:21a ET
News: The Flyers have sent Akeson to AHL Lehigh Valley.
Impact: Akeson was called up by the Flyers in case Matt Read (flu) wasn't able to play Saturday against the Sabres, but Read ended up playing, with Akeson thus made a healthy scratch by the team.
Rotowire: Jan 17 / 8:22a ET
News: Akeson was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Impact: The Flyers moved defenseman Braydon Coburn (lower body) to open up the 23-man roster spot for Akeson. With Scott Laughton nursing an upper-body ailment, Akeson's arrival will help the Flyers restore some depth at forward. However, Akeson's opportunities to join the lineup could be limited, as he was a total non-factor after earning a roster spot with the parent club out of training camp. He was held without a point over 12 games with Philadelphia before getting placed on waivers.