Philadelphia Flyers Player News: All Positions

News: Farabee inked a three-year, entry-level deal with the Flyers on Monday.
Impact: Farabee's deal is effective starting next season. The Boston University product was selected 14th overall in the 2018 draft.
News: Elliott stopped 27 of 30 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: The veteran netminder kept the Flyers in the game with some big saves, and Elliott could hardly be faulted on any of the pucks that got past him -- two came on tipped shots from the point, and the third on a clear breakaway. Carter Hart has been seeing the bulk of the action in net lately for Philly, and with the club having only one more back-to-back set on its schedule next weekend, Elliott's campaign would seem to be nearly done.
News: Elliott will start in Sunday's road game against the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Elliott has been decent in his past five starts, accumulating a 3-2-0 record to go along with a .893 save percentage and 3.66 GAA. The Wisconsin product will have to be on his toes when he faces an offense that ranks fifth in goals per game this campaign (3.37).
News: Gudas posted an assist, a minus-1 rating, two PIM, three hits, four blocks and two shots on net in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
Impact: The 28-year-old has been the usual hits and blocks specialist this season, but he's also chipped in a fair amount of scoring. He's now just one point shy of the third 20-point campaign of his career, and Gudas also has a career-high plus-8 rating. The only bad news is his PIM are down to 59. He's averaged 1.37 PIM per game over the last three seasons, but in 2018-19, he's at just 0.83 PIM per contest. Gudas has three goals and 19 points in 71 games.
News: Varone sat as a healthy scratch in the 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
Impact: The 28-year-old hasn't reached the scoresheet since Feb. 17, going 14 straight without a point. As a result, the Flyers elected to scratch Varone in a must-win situation Saturday. The Flyers are still in the race after the loss, but they might have to run the table to earn a wild-card spot. Varone has three goals and seven points in 43 games this season.
News: Hart stopped 36 of 40 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.
Impact: The rookie made some big saves but finally buckled in the third period, when Josh Bailey beat Hart twice in 83 seconds to put the game away. The 20-year-old has started five of the last six games, posting a 2-3-0 record with a strong 2.41 GAA and .937 save percentage, and the Flyers will continue to roll with Hart as their No. 1 as they evaluate him for next season and beyond.
News: Voracek posted four shots on goal in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
Impact: The 29-year-old still sits one score shy of recording 20 goals for the third straight season. Voracek has four goals and 13 points in the last 10 games, but most of that production came at the beginning of the month. He actually only has one point in the past four contests. Voracek has 19 goals and 63 points in 71 games this season. With only seven games remaining, he no longer has a realistic shot at a second straight 80-point campaign. Voracek will have to average a point per game down the stretch to just reach the 70-point plateau.
News: Hagg scored and posted four PIM with five hits in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
Impact: For the second time since the All-Star break, an official called Hagg for a phantom high-sticking double minor. In both cases, the opposition got hit in the face with a teammate's stick, but Hagg went to the box. The 24-year-old received his revenge Saturday by scoring an ugly goal off the boards following his penalty. He has five goals and 19 points with 61 PIM and 236 hits in 75 games.
News: Raffl (illness) took to the ice for warmups Saturday afternoon, as he prepares to return against the Islanders, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Raffl missed Thursday's road game against the Blackhawks, but he's all systems go with Philip Varone projected to be a healthy scratch against the Isles. This concerns the bottom-six group for a Flyers squad with an uphill climb to get to a playoff spot.
News: Hart will take the home cage Saturday against the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Hart has displayed a dominant form in the crease again recently, allowing two or fewer goals in each of the last three games. While the Islanders don't light up the opposition on the road (2.64 goals per game) they allow just 2.42 goals per game (third in NHL), so Hart will need to be sharp again to pick up his 16th win.
News: MacDonald sat as a healthy scratch during the 3-1 victory against the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Impact: The Flyers elected to insert 22-year-old defenseman Philippe Myers back into the lineup. Philadelphia is clinging to its playoff hopes, so if at any point the Flyers coaching staff decides MacDonald is again the better option to help the team win that night, he could quickly return to the lineup. However, if the Flyers fall any further back in the race, it wouldn't at all be a surprise to see Philadelphia let the 22-year-old receive NHL playing time over the veteran MacDonald. The 32-year-old has no goals and nine assists in 47 games this season.
News: Provorov posted a plus-2 rating with two hits and a block in a 3-1 victory against the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Impact: The 22-year-old defenseman came into the night with a minus-7 rating in the last four games, so it was nice for him to be on the right side of that ledger Thursday. It's a lost cause for Provorov in the plus-minus department, though, as he sits with a minus-14 rating with eight games remaining. He also has seven goals and 25 points. Provorov's far behind his 2017-18 production (17 goals, 41 points and a plus-17 rating) in all three categories.
News: Van Riemsdyk delivered the winning goal on one of his seven shots in Thursday's 3-1 victory over Chicago.
Impact: Van Riemsdyk is on a scoring binge that includes quite a few clutch tallies. His goal in this one broke a 1-1 tie with 10:10 left in the third period. It was his 11th goal and 15th point in the last 13 games.
News: Knight scored his team's first goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over Chicago.
Impact: The tally was Knight's first point in 15 NHL games this season. He's up to four goals and nine points in 44 career games, with his last goal before this one coming on Jan. 5, 2016. Never give up on your dreams, kids.
News: Couturier contributed an empty-net goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Impact: Couturier did all his damage in the third period, first assisting on James van Riemsdyk's go-ahead goal and then sealing the contest with an empty-netter. Couturier's three-game goal streak has enabled him to tie last season's career high of 31 tallies, and he's just four points from mirroring that 76-point campaign. It's been quite a two-year stretch for a guy who couldn't break 40 points in any of his first six NHL seasons.
News: Hart made 40 saves in Thursday's 3-1 win over Chicago.
Impact: Hart was spectacular in this one, shutting the door completely after Erik Gustafsson opened the scoring for the hosts 10:39 into the opening frame. If only the 20-year-old kid had been born a decade earlier, maybe the Flyers could have won the 2010 Stanley Cup over the Blackhawks instead of suffering a defeat due in large part to shoddy goaltending. Finding the right netminder has been a never-ending challenge for the Flyers, but the answer they've long been searching for seems to have finally arrived in Hart.
News: Morin (illness) is projected to be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, Scott King of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Morin's only appeared in three NHL games since the Flyers drafted him 11th overall in 2013. Of course, an ACL tear that he sustained in the AHL playoffs last year largely sidetracked his development, and he still hasn't made his top-level debut for the 2018-19 campaign.
News: Raffl won't be available for Thursday's game against the Blackhawks after he didn't make the trip, John Boruk reports.
Impact: The reason behind Raffl's absence wasn't revealed, but it will open the door for Justin Bailey to draw in against the Blackhawks. Raffl hasn't performed particularly well when healthy, racking up just 18 points over 59 games, and he's seen a career-low 11:44 of ice time on average, signaling his drop down the pecking order.
News: Bailey was recalled from the minors Thursday and will suit up against Chicago, John Boruk of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Bailey will take Michael Raffl's (undisclosed) spot in the lineup. In his seven appearances this season, the 23-year-old Bailey averaged a meager 5:45 of ice time and managed a mere two shots, nine hits and three blocks. The Buffalo native is set to slot into a bottom-six role, which limits his fantasy value.
News: Hart will start in goal Thursday night against host Chicago, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Hart will square off against a Blackhawks team that ranks 12th in the league offensively at 3.35 goals per game. The rookie is 14-10-1 with a 2.73 GAA and .919 save percentage through 25 contests.
News: Bailey was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Wednesday,
Impact: The Flyers only have 12 forwards on the active roster with Bailey heading back to the minors, so this move is likely due to the Flyers following rules concerning inactive players more than anything else. However, the depth winger could always get called back up ahead of Thursday's game against the Blackhawks.
News: Myers (illness) is expected to play Thursday against host Chicago, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Myers took to the ice Wednesday morning as the strong hint that he'll be good to go against the Blackhawks. The undrafted defenseman has a goal and an assist over 13 games in his rookie campaign.
News: Lindblom posted a minus-3 rating in a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Impact: The 22-year-old has experienced a strong offensive season, but the points have dried up the last few games, and it's led to some ugly numbers in the plus/minus department. Lindblom owns a minus-7 rating in the last four games. Overall, he has 13 goals and 28 points with a minus-6 rating in 72 games this season.
News: Laughton set a new career high after posting two shots on goal in a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Impact: The 24-year-old already had career-bests with 12 goals, 28 points and 51 PIM. Now he has 110 shots on net, which is also a high-water mark for Laughton. Furthermore, Laughton has career highs with 131 hits and 35 blocks this season.
News: Hagg posted three shots on net, three hits and two blocks in a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Impact: The 24-year-old only had two assists in the last six games, but as he usually does, he's been racking up hits and blocks. Hagg has 18 hits and 14 blocks during that stretch. Tuesday was also Hagg's first performance with three shots on net since Dec. 18. He has four goals and 18 points with 223 hits and 142 blocks in 73 games this season.
News: Raffl posted four hits and two blocks in a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Impact: That's the good news. The bad news is Raffl also has no points and a minus-6 rating in the last four games. Still, Raffl has posted more than one-third of his points this season in the last 14 contests. He is far from his 2018-19 goal total, but Raffl should be able to reach the 20-point plateau again. He has six goals and 18 points with a plus-2 rating in 59 games.
News: Couturier picked up his 30th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Canadiens.
Impact: Couturier has 42 points in 35 games, dating back to Jan. 1. Since the new year, he's been on fire and is up to 70 points in 71 games, and he'll need to continue producing at an elite level if Philadelphia is to somehow find its way into the postseason. Couturier's PP goal was his 15th power-play point in 2018-19, marking a new career high for PP points in a season by the 26-year-old.
News: Hart made 33 saves but allowed two goals in a 3-1 loss to Montreal on Tuesday.
Impact: On this night, following a 41-save win, Hart was outdueled by Carey Price, with the Canadiens' netminder turning in a near-perfect performance. The loss drops Hart's record to 14-10-1, but overall, he's been solid in this his first season in the NHL. Expect the 20-year-old to see the bulk of starts so long as Philly remain mathematically alive in the playoff hunt.
News: Myers (illness) will not play in Tuesday's contest against Montreal, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: The rookie defenseman has a goal and two points in 13 games to start his NHL career. He'll be considered day-to-day but should be good to go Thursday in Chicago. Andrew MacDonald should take his place for Tuesday's contest.
News: Bailey was promoted from AHL Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
Impact: Bailey's frequent moves between the AHL and NHL are due to emergency recall rules that mandate a player be sent back down if he doesn't suit up while with the team. At this point, it might be worth it for the Flyers to just use one of their four permanent recalls in order to save the winger from living out of his suitcase. Even if Philippe Myers (illness) doesn't play against the Habs on Tuesday, Bailey is unlikely to see the ice and will just be there in case somebody gets hurt in warmups.
News: Hart will guard the cage at home versus Montreal on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Hart is coming off a 41-save victory over the Penguins on Sunday and will look to keep the momentum going against the Canadiens. The Flyers will need all the points they can get if they are going to make the playoffs and figure to ride the 20-year-old to get there, though the club could still give some starts to Brian Elliott.
News: Morin is under the weather and won't be available against Montreal on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Considering Morin has been relegated to a spot in the press box even when healthy, his absence in unlikely to impact most fantasy owners. At some point, the blueliner should get the opportunity to make his 2018-19 debut, but he will need to wait a little longer after picking up an illness.
News: Myers (illness) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest against the Canadiens, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: The Flyers have veteran Andrew MacDonald and Samuel Morin at the ready in case Myers' illness forces him out for the first time in 13 games.
News: Sanheim posted two hits and a block in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Penguins on Sunday.
Impact: The 22-year-old doesn't have a point in the last four games, but he still has recorded five goals and 16 points in the last 22 contests. That's more than half of his offensive production, as Sanheim has nine goals and 31 points in 72 games. His shooting percentage is a little high for a defenseman at 8.9 percent, but Sanheim is a young, budding star that every owner needs to keep an eye on in 2019-20 if not also down the stretch this season. He also has 117 blocks and 39 hits in 2018-19.
News: Talbot hasn't appeared in a game since March 6 and hasn't made a start in nearly three weeks.
Impact: In the last seven games, Talbot's only appearance was in relief during a blowout defeat against the Capitals. During that stretch, Brian Elliott has received a majority of the playing time, but Carter Hart has seen some as well. Hart was terrific Sunday night, stopping 41 shots in Pittsburgh. With the Flyers absolutely needing every single point for the rest of the season, owners shouldn't expect Talbot to get anymore significant playing time this season.
News: Patrick posted four shots on goal in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Penguins on Sunday.
Impact: It didn't result in a point on Sunday, but Patrick's play has really picked up since the middle of January. He has eight goals and 19 points with a plus-6 rating in the last 26 games. During that stretch, he's posted a 18.2 shooting percentage. That's rather high, but he's also averaging slightly more shots on goal too. Patrick has 13 goals and 30 points in 64 contests this season, which is the exact same totals he posted during his rookie campaign, but he reached those peaks in fewer games during 2018-19.
News: Knight posted a shot on goal in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Penguins on Sunday, but he still doesn't have a point in 13 games with the Flyers.
Impact: The 28-year-old is receiving his first chance in three years to play at the NHL level, but he's not really taking advantage of it. Not that he's all to blame, and the Flyers seem content to continue giving him chances, but Knight has only posted a minus-4 rating and 11 shots on net in 13 contests. He has three goals and eight points with a minus-2 rating in 42 career NHL games.
News: Hartman (illness) registered two hits and two shots in only 6:04 in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win against the Penguins.
Impact: The Flyers used their fourth line sparingly in the close contest, leading to Hartman getting very limited minutes in his return. The depth winger remains at 23 points in 72 games between the Flyers and Predators this season, and will likely see more minute Tuesday versus the Canadiens.
News: Gostisbehere gathered an assist in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Penguins.
Impact: Gostisbehere worked a two-on-one with Sean Couturier in the dying seconds of the extra frame to break hearts all across Pittsburgh. Gostisbehere is on a five-game point streak, with a goal and six helpers as well as 11 shots and eight blocked shots in that span. The 25-year-old blueliner has 35 points in 69 games this season, nowhere near the 65 he recorded last year.
News: Konecny provided an assist in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win against the Penguins.
Impact: Konecny found James van Riemsdyk as the Penguins were caught out of position defensively late in the third period. The third-year center is up to 46 points (22 goals, 24 helpers) in 72 games, just one point shy of matching his career high from last season. He's a useful add for fantasy owners in formats without too much reliance on physical play (only 54 hits this year).
News: Van Riemsdyk scored his 25th goal of the season deep in the third period of a 2-1 overtime win versus the Penguins.
Impact: It's better late than never, as the goal provided an opportunity for center Sean Couturier to strike with 3.4 seconds left in the extra frame for the win. Van Riemsdyk has five goals in his last three goals, and he's fired 13 shots on goal in that span. Overall, the winger has earned 42 points in 56 games with 133 shots. There's no better time of the year for van Riemsdyk to find his scoring touch.
News: Couturier registered a goal and an assist in a 2-1 overtime with against the Penguins on Sunday.
Impact: Couturier had the second assist on winger James van Riemsdyk's goal in the final minute of the third period to time the game, and then scored with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to seal the Flyers' rivalry game victory. Couturier is up to 29 goals and 40 helpers in 70 games, including 28 points in his last 20 games. It's a hot stretch even better than the one he had near the end of last season, when he collected 35 points in 37 appearances from the start of February. Fantasy owners surely appreciate the center's timing of his big runs.
News: Hart allowed just one goal on 42 shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Penguins.
Impact: Hart made 26 saves over the first two periods before Pittsburgh's Teddy Blueger beat him early in the third period. Hart then did enough to keep the Flyers in this one until James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in the third period. Hart improved to 14-9-1 with a 2.76 GAA and a .918 save percentage. The rookie will likely split time with Brian Elliott over the last three weeks of the season.
News: Giroux (illness) will suit up for Sunday's showdown in Pittsburgh, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: The Flyers' captain was in danger of missing his first game since the 2015-16 season but will assume his usual top-six role. Plug Giroux into fantasy lineups for all formats as usual.
News: Hartman (illness) is expected to play Sunday against the Penguins, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.
Impact: The fiery utility winger was a late scratch for Friday's game against the Buds, but Flyers coach Scott Gordon confirmed that he plans to have Hartman at his disposal against the Pens. Assuming he does play, Hartman could see additional ice time in the event that superstar Claude Giroux misses the game with an illness of his own -- he's a game-time call.
News: Hart will start in goal Sunday against host Pittsburgh, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.
Impact: Hart returned from a lower-body injury Thursday and ended up stopping 27 of 31 shots in a 5-2 home loss to the Capitals. The 20-year-old will hope to round into form against a Penguins team that's ranked ninth in the NHL in home scoring at 3.42 goals per game. A divisional win against the rival Pens would be a huge morale booster for Hart, but the Flyers still need a miracle to wind up in the postseason.
News: Giroux will be a game-time decision against the Penguins on Sunday due to illness, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Giroux is tied with Calgary's Sean Monahan and Jonathan Huberdeau for 22nd in the league with 78 points (20 goals, 56 assists) through 71 games apiece. Given Giroux's high-profile status, there's a chance that another update will surface on the showstopping pivot before pregame warmups, but fantasy owners are advised to line up alternatives ahead of time in case he can't give it a go.
News: Gudas scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Impact: It's only the third multi-point performance of the season for the rugged defenseman, with the last one coming Jan. 14 against the Wild. Gudas now has three goals and 17 points through 67 games, just topping last year's offensive output, but he provides plenty of fantasy value in secondary categories with 119 shots, 226 hits, 118 blocked shots, 55 PIM and a plus-8 rating.
News: Gostisbehere scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Impact: The blueliner has hit the scoresheet in four straight games, producing a goal and six points over that stretch. Gostisbehere is still well off last season's scoring pace with only seven goals and 34 points through 68 games, but he seems to be gearing up for a big finish to the campaign.
News: Couturier recorded two assists in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Impact: The 26-year-old now has eight multi-point performances in his last 17 games, racking up six goals and 22 points over that stretch. Couturier remains on pace to match, or even exceed, last season's career-high 31 goals and 76 points.
News: Van Riemsdyk scored three goals in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Impact: The veteran winger still has the soft hands he displayed in six seasons with Toronto, as two of his goals came on deflections while JVR was parked in front of the net. He now has 24 goals on the year, nine of which have come in the last 10 games as the Flyers make a desperate push for the playoffs.
News: Elliott stopped 44 of 51 shots in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Remarkably, the two teams weren't able to light the lamp at either end until after the 12-minute mark of the first period, but after that, all broke loose. The 51 shots were a season high for Elliott, topping the 48 he faced in an 8-2 loss to the Sharks on Oct. 9, and the rough outing leaves him with a 2.79 GAA and .912 save percentage on the campaign.
News: Giroux had three assists and three shots on goal in a 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs on Friday.
Impact: James van Riemsdyk posted a hat trick, and on two of his three goals Giroux picked up the primary assist. He also had the primary assist on Shayne Gostisbehere's tally. Giroux won't reach the 30-goal mark again this season (like he did last season for the first time), but he's near his career-best assist pace from 2017-18. He has 20 goals and 76 points in 71 games this season.
News: Myers posted a shot on goal, a plus-1 rating and two PIM in a 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs on Friday.
Impact: Those are three areas where Myers hasn't contributed much during his rookie season. He came into the night with a plus-2 rating, 15 shots on goal and zero PIM. Although he didn't have any hits Friday, Myers is best at supplying those for owners. He has 27 hits to go with a goal and an assist through 12 top-level games.
News: Varone, who missed the scoresheet Friday against the Maple Leafs, hasn't scored a point in 11 straight games.
Impact: The 28-year-old had a decent start to the 2018-19 campaign with three goals and seven points in his first 29 contests, but he's gone completely silent since the middle of February. The shots on goal have dried up too, and Varone is having a hard time seeing 10 minutes of ice time most nights. He has three goals and seven points in 40 appearances this season.
News: Hartman (illness) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Without Hartman, the Flyers will only have 11 healthy forwards at their disposal for Friday's contest, so it appears as though they'll be forced to roll with an extra defenseman against Toronto. Hartman will hope to recover in time for Sunday's matchup with the Penguins.
News: Bailey was returned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Impact: The Flyers will welcome Jakub Voracek back from suspension for Friday night's road game against the Maple Leafs, with Bailey being the odd man out. The 23-year-old has compiled six goals and two helpers through 16 games with the Phantoms this season.
News: Voracek has fully served the two-game suspension for his hit on Johnny Boychuk in last Saturday's win over the Islanders.
Impact: Voracek lost an appeal regarding the two-game ban, with the Flyers defeating the Senators but dropping one to the Capitals in his absence. Look for the veteran to reprise his role in the top six and No. 1 power-play unit against the Maple Leafs on Friday.
News: Van Riemsdyk netted his 21st goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: He's certainly off his typical pace. But JVR has three points (two goals, one assist) in his last three games and eight, including six goals, in his last nine. He was dropped in a lot of formats. You never know -- van Riemsdyk may be on your wire.
News: Hart made 27 saves in a 5-2 loss to Washington on Thursday. He allowed four goals.
Impact: It was a tough way to get back in action following injury. Hart did all he could, but the Capitals were absolutely electric at times. He remains a great long-term option; his short-term game may need a couple games to get back in focus. The good news? Hart wasn't pulled, which was a nice change given his previous two games prior to injury.
News: Bailey was called up from AHL Lehigh Valley on Thursday.
Impact: Bailey figures to immediately jump into the lineup versus the Capitals on Thursday after the league upheld the two-game ban for Jakub Voracek. In his previous stints in the NHL this season, the 23-year-old Bailey recorded just two shots, seven hits and two blocks in six games, in which he averaged a meager 5:41 of ice time. The youngster will likely see a similar role in Thursday's tilt.
News: MacDonald has nine assists but hasn't scored a goal in 45 games this season.
Impact: In every one of his NHL seasons in which he's dressed for more than 50 games, MacDonald has scored at least twice. Still looking for that first goal of 2018-19, he'll need a pair to keep that streak alive if he plays another five games. Because of the lack of scoring, MacDonald has posted his worst points-per-game average since 2009-10. He also has a minus-5 rating, 18 PIM, 91 blocks and 28 hits this season.
News: Provorov has a goal and four points with a plus-9 rating and 15 shots on net in the last seven games.
Impact: The 22-year-old defenseman has been steadily improving his play since the beginning of February. Only halfway through March, he already has a pair of games with a plus-4 rating. He's still looking for his first multi-point night since Jan. 16, but owners have to love that Provorov has been on the ice for a lot of goals lately. Unfortunately, he still sits with a minus-9 rating overall with 13 games to go. Provorov also has seven goals and 25 points in 69 contests this season.
News: Lindblom has scored five goals and nine points with a plus-3 rating in the last 12 games.
Impact: The real core of this hot streak occurred in February, but after two pointless nights at the beginning of the month, Lindblom has a goal and three points in the last four contests. Dating back to Jan. 16, Lindblom has nine goals and 16 points in 23 games. In his first full NHL season, Lindblom has 13 goals and 28 points in 68 games.
News: Laughton will enter Thursday's game against the Capitals on a five-game point streak.
Impact: The 24-year-old has three goals and two assists -- one in each game -- during the streak. It's, by far, the most productive five-game stretch from an offensive standpoint for Laughton this season. Behind this streak, Laughton now has 11 goals and 27 points with a minus-4 rating in 69 games this season.
News: Voracek's appeal of a two-game ban was upheld by commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: As a result of Bettman's decision, Voracek will miss Thursday's clash with Washington. The winger practiced with the team Wednesday in anticipation that he would be available, but instead, Samuel Morin will likely slot into the lineup as a seventh defensemen, which is how the team managed the lineup versus Ottawa on Monday.
News: Morin is still waiting to make his first NHL appearance this season.
Impact: The Flyers removed Morin from injured reserve almost two weeks ago, but he's been a healthy scratch since then. Philadelphia is holding out hope that the team can still claim a playoff spot, so perhaps the Flyers don't want to give Morin his first NHL action since recovering from a torn ACL during the playoff hunt. But time is running out on Morin playing this season. He has dressed in two AHL contests during 2018-19 and has no points.
News: Hagg has four goals and 16 points with a plus-4 rating and 77 shots on net in 69 games this season.
Impact: In 70 games last season, Hagg posted three goals and nine points, so he's already surpassed those totals in fewer games. Hagg has accomplished that with fewer shots on goal per game. He has twice as many helpers this season, but his shooting percentage has also increased almost two percent. He's also posted 133 blocks and 213 hits to go with increased scoring numbers in 2018-19.
News: Elliott will start in goal Friday evening against host Toronto, John Boruk of NBC Sports reports.
Impact: It's rare that a goalie gets a starting confirmation three days early, but the Flyers are planning on Carter Hart (lower body) returning to the cage Thursday, with Elliott drawing the second half of the back-to-back set. He'll square off against a Maple Leafs team that surprisingly is only ranked T-17th (with Washington) in home scoring at 2.89 goals per game.
News: Hart will start in goal Thursday evening against the visiting Capitals, John Boruk of NBC Sports reports.
Impact: After missing seven consecutive games with a lower-body injury and dressing as the backup to Brian Elliott in Monday's win over the Senators, Hart will finally get back to work for a Flyers club desperately clinging onto its playoff hopes. This figures to be a tall order for the rookie, as the Capitals have reeled off seven straight wins and almost assuredly will wind up in the postseason.
News: Raffl scored a goal and set up Scott Laughton's game-winner in a 3-2 win over Ottawa on Monday.
Impact: Raffl's goal improved his shot percentage to 11.1 for the year, which shows just how few pucks he's actually gotten to the net (54). He's shown signs of picking things up on offense with four points in his past four games, but you should still be able to find plenty of players like him on the waiver wire.
News: Elliott turned aside 20 of 22 shots Monday, helping his team hang on for a 3-2 win over Ottawa.
Impact: Elliott wasn't great in this game, but he didn't need to be against the meek opposition that Ottawa posed. Elliott has now conceded two goals or fewer in three of his past four starts, but there's a concern on the horizon. His next start will likely come against Washington on Thursday or Toronto on Friday, and owners should approach with caution in either matchup.
News: Hartman has a goal and an assist in six games with the Flyers.
Impact: The 24-year-old scored his first goal with the Flyers on Saturday against the Islanders. His two points in Philadelphia have come in the last four contests. He has 11 goals and 22 points with a plus-5 rating in 70 games with the Predators and Flyers this season.
News: Gudas has one assist, 15 hits, nine blocks and a minus-4 rating in the last five games.
Impact: The plus/minus obviously isn't good lately, but Gudas is putting together a pretty solid season. He's of real value to owners in the hits and blocks categories, and Gudas is on pace to surpass his 2017-18 totals in each of those departments this season. He's on track for about 263 hits, which would give Gudas his fourth season with 250-plus hits. He also has two goals and 15 points with a plus-9 rating.
News: Voracek has filled an appeal through the NHLPA of his two-game suspension, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Even if the league is able to expedite Voracek's appeal, it seems unlikely a ruling would be delivered in time for Monday's matchup with Ottawa. At best, the winger will hope to see his ban reduced to one game in order to allow him to suit up for Thursday's clash with Washington. Assuming Voracek can't play, the Flyers will need to either promote a player from the minors or utilize seven defesenmen.
News: Hart will back up Brian Elliott against the Senators on Monday, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.
Impact: This is another step in the right direction for Hart, as he's now healthy enough to dress. A Flyers team that's hanging on to slim playoff hopes despite a steep uphill climb remaining can't risk rust from the rookie against the league's worst team, so they're sticking with Elliott, who has come up victorious four times in his past six starts. Hart had been rolling before getting hurt and is likely to take back the No. 1 job soon enough.
News: Elliott will scuff up the home crease Monday against the Senators, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.
Impact: Rookie netminder Carter Hart has put his lower-body injury behind him and will serve in a backup role, but Elliott gets the start against the league's worst team on the heels of four wins in his past six starts. While key forward Jakub Voracek is serving the first half of a two-game suspension, Elliott's mates should still provide him with plenty of support against a Senators club that's racked up a mere 52 points through 69 games, including a 1-8-1 record over the past 10.
News: Voracek has been suspended two games for his hit on Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk on Saturday.
Impact: Voracek put Boychuk into the concussion protocol when he caught the blueliner up high as Boychuk was going in for a hit of his own. The owner of 18 goals and 61 points through 66 games will sit out Monday against Ottawa and Thursday against Washington before being eligible to return Friday in Toronto.
News: Konecny lit the lamp in Saturday's win over the Islanders.
Impact: Konecny fired just one shot on goal in this outing, and it was a success, beating the blocker of Thomas Greiss. The 22-year-old now has four goals in the last four games, and he has 43 points on the season -- just four shy of the career high he posted in 2017-18.
News: Van Riemsdyk scored an even-strength goal, and dished out an even-strength assist in Saturday's 5-2 win against the Islanders.
Impact: Van Riemsdyk was able to collect his 12th multi-point effort this campaign, and now has 37 points in 52 games. He's been even hotter as of late, collecting nine points in his past 10 games. With 2:32 of average power-play time this season, more success could be on the way for the 29-year-old.
News: Voracek will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on Johnny Boychuk in Saturday's win over the Islanders.
Impact: As Boychuk was racing down a puck, Voracek turned and hit him high, forcing Boychuk to the locker room. Voracek received a five-minute major for the hit, but he'll likely get tagged with a suspension. He's a first-time offender, so it will likely be a shorter ban.
News: Sanheim posted a pair of assists with a plus-4 rating and four hits in a 5-2 victory against the Islanders on Saturday.
Impact: This was one of Sanheim's best performances of the season. He's eclipsed the 30-point mark for the season and moved back into the positive in the plus-minus department. Sanheim has been playing very well and has four goals with 12 points and a plus-8 rating in the last 12 games. Overall, he has nine goals and 31 points in 68 games this season.
News: Gostisbehere posted two assists, a plus-1 rating, three shots on net and three blocks in a 5-2 victory against the Islanders on Saturday.
Impact: The 25-year-old hadn't posted a point for six games prior to Saturday, so it was certainly nice to see him pick up the two helpers. Gostisbehere has really struggled this season and could post career lows across the board. He has six goals and 30 points with a minus-15 rating and 156 shots on net in 65 games this season.
News: Elliott allowed two goals on 27 shots in a 5-2 victory against the Islanders on Saturday.
Impact: The veteran rewarded Flyers coach Scott Gordon for turning back to him after he got the hook upon yielding four goals on 19 shots Wednesday. Elliott has been rather inconsistent, but he is 4-1-1 with a .918 save percentage in six games since returning as a consistent starter on Feb. 23. Overall, Elliott is 10-8-1 with a 2.62 GAA and .916 save percentage in 22 games this season.
News: Hart has overcome his lower-body injury, but he won't dress for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.
Impact: Isaac added that it wouldn't surprise him if Hart ended up starting in Monday's home game against the Senators. The rookie netminder will miss a seventh straight contest Saturday, with countless owners clamoring for Hart to return soon in order to help with the fantasy playoffs. Once the 20-year-old does return to action, he should regain the No. 1 position on the Flyers' depth chart in short order -- if not right away.
News: The Flyers sent Bailey to AHL Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Impact: Bailey saw the ice for just 6:12 Wednesday against the Capitals and hasn't logged more than 10 minutes of ice time in a game this season, so his demotion shouldn't impact much from a fantasy standpoint. He's fared a little better at the AHL level, notching eight points over 13 games.
News: Patrick (concussion) will rejoin the lineup Saturday against the Islanders, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Patrick's return should shore up the Flyers' depth up front for Saturday's contest. The second-year forward is on his way to topping his rookie-season stats, owning 26 points -- 12 goals and 14 assists -- through 59 games. Still, he will need to avoid missing too many more games down the stretch. Patrick may find it difficult to add to that total Saturday against one of the Islanders' netminders, who both rank near the top of the league in GAA this season.
News: Voracek (lower body) will be fit to play in Saturday's game against the Islanders, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Impact: A previous report indicated that Voracek wasn't at practice Friday, but he ended up joining the team and took part in special teams drills, per Dave Isaac of the Courier Post. Voracek has produced 18 goals and 41 assists -- including 15 power-play points -- through 65 games this season, so don't hesitate to plug him back into lineups at this time.
News: Voracek (lower body) was not at practice Friday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Impact: This is a discouraging development, as Voracek was expected to return to practice Thursday, but has now missed two consecutive on-ice sessions to cast even more doubt that he'll miss Saturday's road game against the Islanders. Oskar Lindbolm and Travis Konecny should continue rounding out the top six on the right wing as long as Voracek is held out.
News: Patrick (concussion) practiced Friday for the second consecutive day, though it's unclear at this point when the Flyers will decide on his status for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.
Impact: Isaac suspects that Patrick will continue to go through concussion protocol when the latest practice session concludes. However, we see it as an encouraging sign that 2017's second overall draft pick has been on the practice rink in back-to-back days.
News: Patrick (concussion) will need to pass the league's protocol before he is cleared to play against the Islanders on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Patrick was able to join the team on the ice for Thursday's practice session and appears to be trending in the right direction. If he is given the green light ahead of Saturday's matchup, the youngster figures to slot into a top-six role. The center needs just four more points to match his rookie campaign total (30) and has 15 more games to do so.
News: Elliott will cover the road net Saturday evening against the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Flyers coach Scott Gordon evidently still has confidence in Elliott, despite how the veteran surrendered four goals on 19 shots to the Capitals and got the hook in Wednesday's 5-3 home loss. The Islanders present another stiff challenge, though, as they carry a plus-31 goal differential and are awfully close to officially securing a spot in the postseason.
News: Voracek (lower body) will not make his return to the practice ice until Friday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Voracek's delayed return to the ice could cast more doubt on his status for Saturday's game against the Islanders, though it doesn't officially rule him out. With the Flyers largely out of the playoff hunt, there's little reason for the club to rush its star winger back, so he would likely need to show he's clearly healthy to make it into Saturday's lineup.
News: Gostisbehere has zero points and a plus-1 rating in the last six games.
Impact: The good news is that during the scoring slump, Gostisbehere hasn't dipped any further in the plus/minus category, but the 25-year-old is still experiencing his worst NHL season. He's on pace for a career-low 35 points, and it's in large part because his power-play production is down considerably. Last season, he posted 33 points with the man advantage, but in 2018-19, he only has 12 power-play points. In total, Gostisbehere has six goals and 28 points with a minus-16 rating in 64 contests.
News: Knight remained pointless during a 5-3 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday.
Impact: The 28-year-old is making his first NHL appearance this season since 2015-16, and in eight games, he has zero points and a minus-2 rating. The only real contribution Knight has made is in the faceoff circle. After winning eight of 10 draws versus the Capitals, he has won 64.1 percent of his faceoffs this season.
News: Couturier recorded a pair of helpers in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals at home.
Impact: Since the beginning of February, Couturier, in 16 games, has totaled 22 points (eight goals to go along with 14 assists). The 26-year-old, despite the loss, is now up to 63 points in 2018-19, just 13 back of his career-best 76-point campaign from a season ago.
News: Giroux recorded a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Washington.
Impact: The 31-year-old has amassed 11 points over a six-game point streak, including posting two points in five of those six games. This season, Giroux has scored 20 goals and found the scoresheet 72 times in 67 contests. Despite his team allowing five goals in a loss, Giroux finished with a plus-2 rating.
News: Talbot allowed a goal on 16 shots after taking over crease duties from Brian Elliott in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: The loss won't count towards Talbot's season record, which, after Wednesday, remains at 11-15-3. Philadelphia will have plenty of time to think about who starts its next game, as the Flyers now have two days off before having to travel to Long Island to face New York on Saturday. In 11 career appearances, Talbot owns a 7-2-0 record versus the Islanders.
News: Elliott was replaced by Cam Talbot during Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals after giving up four goals on 19 shots.
Impact: Elliott allowed a pair of goals in the first and then two more in the middle frame. At their lowest low, the Flyers were down 5-0 on Wednesday, but they were able to score three unanswered goals before the final buzzer. As for Elliott, the veteran backstop's record is now 9-8-1 with a 2.65 GAA and .916 save percentage.
News: Raffl posted an assist, three shots on net, three hits and a block in a 5-3 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday.
Impact: It was his second straight game with an assist, and Raffl has three helpers in the last five contests. He's not getting enough pucks to the net this season, but Raffl is still racking up his normal amount of assists. He has five goals despite just 49 shots on net and 16 points in 53 games in 2018-19.