Philadelphia Flyers Player News: All Positions

News: Frost is taking part in Phase 2 skates with the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Frost put together a solid first professional season after tallying 13 goals and 16 helpers in 41 appearances for Lehigh Valley. In addition, the 21-year-old center saw action in 20 NHL contests with Philadelphia in which he registered seven points, 31 shots and four hits while averaging 13:41 of ice time. Given Frost's development, Nate Thompson and/or Derek Grant could find themselves looking for a new clubs following the 24-team postseason.
News: Twarynski is with the Flyers as part of Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play, Bill Meltzer of reports.
Impact: Twarynski spent the bulk of the year playing in the minors with AHL Lehigh Valley but did log 15 contests with Philadelphia in which he notched one assist, 14 shots and 40 hits while averaging 10:41 of ice time. While the winger will likely spend the bulk of the postseason in the press box, Twarynski could see himself thrusts into the lineup if an injury or two crops up.
News: Bunnaman is participating in Phase 2 skates with the Flyers, Bill Meltzer of reports.
Impact: Bunnaman split time between the AHL and NHL this season, appearing in just 21 contests for Philadelphia in which he registered two points, 18 shots and 29 hits while averaging 9:17 of ice time. The center could get an opportunity to get onto the ice during the postseason but will have to beat out the likes of Nate Thompson and Derek Grant for a spot in the lineup.
News: Vorobyov has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with KHL club Salavat Yulaev Ufa, per According to Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the club will retain the center's rights by offering him a qualifying offer.
Impact: Vorobyev spent the bulk of the year with AHL Lehigh Valley, where he registered 12 goals and 16 helpers in 45 appearances. With the Flyers, the Russian saw action in 20 games, picking up one goal, two helpers and 15 shots while averaging 10:26 of ice time.
News: Lindblom (illness) won't be available if and when the NHL's proposed 24-team playoff gets underway, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in December and has been undergoing treatment in the Philadelphia area ever since. While the 23-year-old winger took a huge step forward in his recovery by resuming skating Tuesday, it's safe to assume he's still a long way off from being cleared for game action. While the Flyers are chasing the Stanley Cup, Lindblom will continue to work toward a potential return in 2020-21.
News: Hogberg signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers on Saturday, Bill Meltzer of reports.
Impact: Hogberg has spent the past four seasons with Vaxjo Lakers HC of the SHL, notching nine goals and 15 assists in 179 games. The 2016 fifth-round pick will likely spend the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign in the minors.
News: Kalynuk will join the professional ranks rather than return to the University of Wisconsin for his last year of eligibility, Todd D. Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Impact: The Flyers -- who drafted Kalynuk in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL Draft -- haven't made any announcements regarding an entry-level deal for the blueliner, so he could be headed overseas to make the jump to the pros. In each of his three seasons with the Badgers, the 23-year-old reached the 25-point mark but was set to see his captaincy handed over to teammate Ty Emberson in 2020-21.
News: Sandin signed a one-year, entry-level deal with Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Impact: Sandin spent the past three seasons playing in the Swedish Hockey League, in which he racked up 66 points in 143 contests, including setting career highs in goals (19) and assists (17) this past year. While his deal would allow the team to send him to AHL Lehigh Valley in order to develop his game, the fact that it's just a one-year contract likely means he'll be given a shot at the 23-man roster next season.
News: Patrick (head) has yet to be cleared for contact, as general manager Chuck Fletcher told reporters, "Nolan continues to work out daily. He has not been cleared for contact."
Impact: At this point, even with the league hiatus, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which Patrick suits up for the Flyers this year. Considering the center has barely reached the 30-point mark in his first two seasons, and the fact that he hasn't played in a game in over a year (April 2, 2019, versus Dallas), fantasy owners awaiting his return may want to consider bailing on Patrick.
News: Morin (knee) is not expected to be back until the 2020-21 campaign. General manager Chuck Fletcher told reporters, "Sam is progressing well. He has begun skating and is expected to be cleared to play in time for the 2020-21 season."
Impact: Once fully fit, Morin figures to compete for a regular spot on the 23-man roster heading into next season. Depending on how well the Flyers feel the youngster is progressing in his development, they could opt to let veteran Justin Braun walk in free agency this summer.
News: Myers (kneecap) is healthy and available should the NHL season resume. General manager Chuck Fletcher told reporters, "Phil is progressing very well and he is ready to play in NHL games."
Impact: Thanks to the shutdown, Myers will end up having missed just one game due to his kneecap injury. Should the NHL season resume, the blueliner will return to logging around 17 minutes of ice time per night.
News: Grant had 15 goals and 25 points with a plus-1 rating and 94 shots on net in 56 games with the Ducks and Flyers prior to the NHL suspending the season in March.
Impact: The 29-year-old tallied a career-high 14 goals and 20 points in 49 games with the Ducks. Then in seven contests with the Flyers prior to the league's pause, he posted a goal and four assists, giving him a career best in points. Grant also has a career-high 30 PIM and 94 shots this season.
News: Provorov had 13 goals and 36 points with a plus-11 rating and 150 shots on net in 69 games prior to the league pausing the season in March.
Impact: The 23-year-old has alternated great campaigns with sluggish ones during his first four seasons. Provorov could set a career best in points if the regular season resumes and come very close to high-water marks in goals and PIM. He's inching toward those personal bests thanks to seven goals and 16 points with the man advantage in 2019-20.
News: Pitlick had eight goals and 20 points with a plus-11 rating in 63 games prior to the NHL pausing the 2019-20 season in March.
Impact: The 28-year-old was putting together a pretty strong all-around campaign prior to the season's suspension. If the season regular season somehow resumes, Pitlick has a chance to reach double digits in goals for the second time in his career and challenge his 27-point career high. Pitlick's plus-11 rating is his best mark too. He also has 76 shots on goal, 12 PIM, 132 hits and 42 blocks.
News: Hayes had 23 goals and 41 points with a minus-6 rating in 69 games prior to the NHL suspending the season in March.
Impact: In his first season with the Flyers, Hayes was on his way to a career high in goals. His 13.1 shooting percentage is a little higher than his career average, but Hayes has already reached a career high with 175 shots on net this season. Hayes has scored every which way too, with 15 even-strength goals, four power-play markers and a league-leading four short-handed goals during 2019-20. He also has five game-winning goals, 34 PIM and 88 hits.