Friday, January 18, 2013

Flyers submit roster, Laughton makes cut

January 18, 2013

The Flyers have submitted their 23-man roster to the NHL this afternoon, here is what the lineup will look like on Saturday against Pittsburgh.....

Forwards (14): Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier,Jakub Voracek, Matt Read, Wayne Simmonds, Maxime Talbot, Scott Laughton,Ruslan Fedotenko, Zac Rinaldo, Eric Wellwood, Jody Shelley, Tom Sestito.

Goaltenders (2): Ilya BryzgalovMichael Leighton.
For the second consecutive season the Flyers will have an 18-year old rookie on their roster. Last season it was Sean Couturier. This season it is Scott Laughton.
Laughton, the 20th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, earned an invite to training camp and apparently impressed enough to make the team.
Laughton has the first five games before the Flyers have to decide if they want to keep him on the roster the full season. If they choose not to, then he will be sent back to his junior league and can't be recalled until next season.
Couturier was in the same situation last season and made the team for the full year.
Danny Briere will start the season on the non-roster/injured list. He has a hairline fracture in his wrist and is expected to miss the first two games.
Andreas Lilja and Brian Boucher were sent to the Phnatoms earlier in the week. They can be called on for defensive and goaltending support respectively. Forward Tye McGinn, who was also a camp invite, was sent back to the Phantoms.
There is less than 24 hours until the Flyers and Penguins face off to start the season. The countdown is on.
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