|Flyers forward prospect Travis Konecny will have his chance to shine in the spotlight tonight against New Jersey. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey|
Written by: Tony Androckitis, Twitter/Facebook
It's been 163 days since there was hockey being played in the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa but tonight it will play home to an NHL preseason contest between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils - the 2nd NHL preseason game the Lehigh Valley Phantoms' home rink will host and one of only two AHL venues that will host an NHL exhibition game this fall.
This afternoon, the Philadelphia Flyers released their roster for tonight's game at 7:05 p.m. ET. It features highly touted forward prospect Travis Konecny and familiar faces Anthony Stolarz, Taylor Leier, Chris Conner and Colin McDiald among other potential members of the Phantoms this upcoming season.
A look at the roster and potential line combos after the jump.
Be sure you're following here tonight for full coverage of the Flyers/Devils preseason game at PPL Center. I'll have live in-game updates and insights on Twitter -> @TonyAndrock as well as a full post-game report online shortly following the game.
Philadelphia Flyers Roster vs. New Jersey
Goaltenders: Anthony Stolarz and Alex Lyon
Defensemen: Robert Hagg, Sam Morin, Brandon Manning, Andrew MacDonald, Mark Alt and Will O'Neill
Forwards: Travis Konecny, Brayden Schenn, Michael Raffl, Boyd Gordon, Colin McDonald. Chris Conner, Corbin Knight, Tyrell Goulbourne, Taylor Leier, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Radel Fazleev and Chris VandeVelde
A stab at the lines/pairings for tonight:
Michael Raffl - Brayden Schenn - Travis Konecny
Taylor Leier - Corban Knight - Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Chris VandeVelde - Boyd Gordon - Chris Conner
Tyrell Goulbourne - Radel Fazleev - Colin McDonald
Andrew MacDonald - Brandon Manning
Sam Morin - Mark Alt
Will O'Neill - Robert Hagg
Anthony Stolarz - Alex Lyon
In Case You Missed It
- The Philadelphia Flyers reassigned seven players to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this afternoon including: goaltenders Martin Ouellette and Mark Dekanich, defensemen Max Lamarche and Jesper Pettersson and forwards Chris McCarthy, Kevin Sundher and Steven Swavely. Those guys will report for the beginning of Lehigh Valley Phantoms training camp Friday, September 30th, with the first on-ice practice of AHL camp on Saturday, October 1st.
- Taylor Leier's mindset at this year's training camp isn't any different from his first. He's here to work toward making the Philadelphia Flyers this year.
- Defenseman Will O'Neill is looking forward to being on the other side of the Flyers/Penguins rivalry this year and is anticipating a great season this fall.
- Highland Park Hockey is now on YouTube! Be sure you're subscribed to the channel!