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Flyers hold majority of vets out, give prospects one more chance to impress

The Philadelphia Flyers enter their final game of the preseason to conclude an underwhelming and injury ravaged two weeks. John Tortorella will be behind the bench again, leading the youth group for one more hoorah before another round of cuts that are due tomorrow.

The Flyers and Islanders faced off just two nights ago, and as we learned, the Flyers did not come out on top again due to a severe lack of offense. Philadelphia has failed to score more than two goals in a single game this preseason, and they’ve scored just five goals across their five preseason games so far.

New York won on Sunday by a score of 2-1 behind second period tallies from Kyle Palmieri and Scott Mayfield, while Tony DeAngelo scored the only goal of the night for the Flyers.

Troy Grosenick is expected to start in goal tonight for Philadelphia after Samuel Ersson played the full game Sunday on Long Island. Grosenick has racked up a 2.69 GAA and .885 SV% in three preseason games so far.

Last Game PHI: 10/2/22, 2-1 L at Islanders

Last Game NYI: 10/2/22, 2-1 W vs Flyers

When: 7:00pm ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

PHI Goalie: Troy Grosenick (1-1-0, .922 SV%, 3.00 GAA, 0 SO w/LAK, 17-8-5, .895 SV%, 3.09 GAA, 3 SO w/ONT and PRO in 2021-22)

NYI Goalie: Ilya Sorokin (26-18-8, .925 SV%, 2.40 GAA, 7 SO w/NYI in 2021-22)

PHI Projected Lineup

#49 Noah Cates – #13 Kevin Hayes – #74 Owen Tippett

#25 James van Riemsdyk – #48 Morgan Frost – #42 Hayden Hodgson

#59 Jackson Cates – #21 Scott Laughton – #57 Wade Allison

#44 Nick Deslauriers – #58 Tanner Laczynski – #17 Zack MacEwen

#45 Cam York – #47 Ronnie Attard

#6 Travis Sanheim – #61 Justin Braun

#24 Nick Seeler  – #37 Louie Belpedio

#29 Troy Grosenick

#33 Samuel Ersson

NYI Projected Lineup

#27 Anders Lee – #29 Brock Nelson – #18 Anthony Beauvillier

#20 Kiefer Bellows – #44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau – #12 Josh Bailey

#17 Matt Martin – #53 Casey Cizikas – #54 Cole Bardreau

#32 Ross Johnston – #36 Otto Koivula – #41 Nikita Soshnikov

#3 Adam Pelech – #6 Ryan Pulock

#28 Alexander Romanov – #8 Noah Dobson

#25 Sebastian Aho – #34 Paul LaDue

#30 Ilya Sorokin

#35 Cory Schneider

News and Notes

  • Cam Atkinson, Tony DeAngelo, Travis Konecny, Carter Hart, Ivan Provorov and Rasmus Ristolainen will all been held out for the final game of the preseason. Atkinson and Hart have been dealing with lower-body injuries, and the others are likely a combination of banged up and being pulled because everything that can go wrong has for the last 2 years in Flyerland.
  • Ryan Fitzgerald was assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley earlier today, leaving 44 players in training camp at the moment.
  • Felix Sandström’s condition has not been updated yet since leaving Saturday’s loss at Boston with a lower-body injury. He was skating after practice today though, which is an encouraging sign.
  • The Flyers have scored just five goals over their five preseason games so far, so it’s not all too surprising when met with a 1-4-0 record to reflect that.

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

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