News: Manning will start the season on the right side opposite Michael Del Zotto, reports Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia.
Impact: Manning only played in 11 NHL games last season, notching three points, seven PIM, and a plus-3 rating. It's hard to project anything from a small sample size, but the Flyers' overall defensive woes hurt his already limited value.
News: Lecavalier is expected to be a healthy scratch for Thursday's season opener, reports Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia.
Impact: Lecavalier was as frustrated with the decision as owners who drafted him. His lone preseason goal doesn't seem to have impressed new coach Dave Hakstol, and it looks likely that he'll sit a healthy amount this season.