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Flyers announce 2021 opening night roster

(Yong Kim/Philadelphia Inquirer)

The Philadelphia Flyers officially announced their 2021 opening night roster.

The Flyers roster consists of 13 forwards, 8 defensemen, and two goalies:

Forwards (13)
11 – Travis Konecny
12 – Michael Raffl
13 – Kevin Hayes
14 – Sean Couturier
19 – Nolan Patrick
21 – Scott Laughton
23 – Oskar Lindblom
25 – James van Riemsdyk
28 – Claude Giroux
48 – Morgan Frost
62 – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
86 – Joel Farabee
93 – Jakub Voracek

Defensemen (8)
5 – Philippe Myers
6 – Travis Sanheim
8 – Robert Hagg
9 – Ivan Provorov
53 – Shayne Gostisbehere
56 – Erik Gustafsson
59 – Mark Friedman
61 – Justin Braun

Goalies (2)
37 – Brian Elliott
79 – Carter Hart

News and Notes

The rosters rules have been modified for the 2021 season. With the risk of COVID day in and day out, the team will have a taxi squad that practices with the team. They’ll be ready to slot in if needed:

34 – Alex Lyon (goalie)
10 – Andy Andreoff (center/left wing)
55 – Samuel Morin (left wing)
81 – Carsen Twarynski (left wing)
82 – Connor Bunnaman (center)
39 – Nate Prosser (defenseman)

Samuel Morin will provide some flexibility being a natural defenseman and currently learning how to play forward. It’s not much of a surprise he didn’t make the roster given his inexperience at left wing. The 6’6″/6’7″ bruiser will get his chance eventually.

Shayne Gostisbehere is on the opening night roster, but he won’t be available tomorrow. Ghost hasn’t practiced since Saturday and has been deemed “unfit to play.”

Morgan Frost has won the coveted 13th forward spot. He probably won’t have to wait very long to get his shot to be in the lineup.

The following players have been sent down to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms:

Chris Bigras
Pascal Laberge
Mason Millman
Roddy Ross
Felix Sandstrom
Zayde Wisdom
Linus Sandin
Tyson Foerster
Derrick Pouliot
Egor Zamula
Wyatte Wylie
Matthew Strome
Tyler Wotherspoon
Max Willman

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