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Flyers begin post-trade deadline slate with home date against Detroit

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After an incredibly disappointing trade deadline, the Philadelphia Flyers are back in action tonight against the Detroit Red Wings on the heels of a four-game losing streak.

The Flyers shipped off Patrick Brown to Ottawa and Zack MacEwen to Los Angeles before Friday’s 3:00pm ET deadline, respectively. Brown fetched the Flyers a 2023 6th-round pick, while MacEwen brought back Brendan Lemieux and a 2024 5th-round pick.

Lemieux is projected to make his Flyers debut tonight on the third line alongside Scott Laughton and Noah Cates, wearing #22 as his father Claude did during his NHL career.

Tanner Laczynski will also make his return to the Flyers’ lineup tonight after missing the last 36 games with a lower-body injury suffered on December 5th against Colorado.

On the Detroit side of things tonight, James van Riemsdyk will make his first appearance with the Red Wi- wait, he wasn’t actually traded and Chuck Fletcher botched a deal for his top trade chip at the deadline?

Yeah, the reports that van Riemsdyk ended up in Detroit were very short lived on Friday, and he is still a Flyer.

The Red Wings have Robert Hägg playing tonight though, so there’s still a former Flyer suiting up for Detroit.

Both of these clubs enter this game with long losing streaks, with the Flyers at four games and the Red Wings at five games. Philadelphia hasn’t won since February 20th, while Detroit has gone winless since February 23rd. Something will have to give tonight between these two teams that will both likely miss out on the playoffs and are just playing for pride.

PHI Record: 23-28-11, 57 pts, 7th in Metropolitan

DET Record: 28-25-9, 65 pts, 7th in Atlantic

Last Game PHI: 3/1/23, 3-2 OTL vs. NY Rangers

Last Game DET: 3/4/23, 4-1 L @ NY Islanders

When: 6:00pm ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

PHI Goalie: Carter Hart (16-19-10, .907 SV%, 2.94 GAA, 1 SO)

DET Goalie: Ville Husso (23-15-6, .903 SV%, 2.95 GAA, 3 SO)

PHI Projected Lineup

#86 Joel Farabee – #48 Morgan Frost – #74 Owen Tippett

#25 James van Riemsdyk – #13 Kevin Hayes – #57 Wade Allison

#21 Scott Laughton – #49 Noah Cates – #22 Brendan Lemieux

#44 Nicolas Deslauriers – #58 Tanner Laczynski – #20 Kieffer Bellows

#9 Ivan Provorov – #45 Cam York

#6 Travis Sanheim – #55 Rasmus Ristolainen

#24 Nick Seeler – #77 Tony DeAngelo

#79 Carter Hart

#32 Felix Sandström

DET Projected Lineup

#81 Dominik Kubalík – #71 Dylan Larkin – #23 Lucas Raymond

#14 Robby Fabbri – #18 Andrew Copp – #57 David Perron

#52 Jonatan Berggren – #90 Joe Veleno – #11 Filip Zadina

#73 Adam Erne – #24 Pius Suter – #48 Alex Chiasson

#96 Jake Walman – #53 Moritz Seider

#2 Olli Määttä – #8 Ben Chiarot

#38 Robert Hägg – #82 Jordan Oesterle

#35 Ville Husso

#39 Alex Nedeljkovic

PHI Injuries: Sean Couturier (back), Ryan Ellis (hip), Cam Atkinson (neck), Travis Konecny (upper-body)

Scratched: Justin Braun

DET Injuries: Mark Pysyk (Achilles), Michael Rasmussen (knee)

Scratched: Gustav Lindström, Magnus Hellberg

News and Notes

– Both teams made deadline moves that shook up their rosters a bit. The Flyers traded away Zack MacEwen and Patrick Brown and brought in Brendan Lemieux along with a pair of draft picks, while Detroit traded Tyler Bertuzzi, Filip Hronek, Oskar Sundqvist, and Jakub Vrána while receiving prospect Dylan McLaughlin and 6 draft picks.

– Tonight’s contest will be the 500th in the NHL career of Scott Laughton, a great milestone and a well-deserved honor for the heart and soul of the team.

– This is the 149th all-time contest between the Flyers and Red Wings since Philadelphia entered the league in 1967. The Flyers maintain a 72-53-21-2 advantage in the series.

– Owen Tippett has racked up 3 goals in his last 4 games and will be a player to watch for tonight to stay hot if the Flyers want a shot at winning.

Broadcast Info: TV – NBC Sports Philadelphia, Radio – 97.5 The Fanatic

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