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Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook
As the national anthem was being played in Hershey prior to Sunday evening's Phantoms' game, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that Michael Neuvirth will be out four to six weeks with a lower body injury.
Anthony Stolarz officially earned his first call up to the Philadelphia Flyers this season Monday morning, and it marks the 9th time in his third season at the pro level he's been called up. Unfortunately for Stolarz, he is still waiting to play in his first NHL game.
With the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, Stolarz was getting into a good rhythm early on in their season - sporting a 6-2 record with a 2.39 goals-against average, a .927 save percentage and one shutout in eight appearances. Particularly strong in his last four outings, all wins, Stolarz had a 2.00 goals-against average to go along with a .938 save percentage.
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The Phantoms (8-3-1) are back in action on Wednesday against another in-state rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (10-2-1), and will look to add either veteran Mark Dekanich or Martin Ouellette from their ECHL affiliate Reading Royals before they host the Penguins at PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.
Dekanich, 30, is 3-3 in eight appearances with Reading this season with a 3.03 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.
Ouellette, 24, has similar numbers as Dekanich with a 3-2 record in six games with a 3.54 goals-against average and .875 save percentage.
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