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Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery will likely be in net for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, as Steve Mason (upper body) will not be available, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Mason sidelined, Emery is set to make his second straight start after allowing four goals on 36 shots in Thursday's Game 1 loss. He'll likely continue to fill in until Mason returns, which could be as early as Game 3.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) has ruled himself out for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Mason continues to recover from a head injury suffered a week ago. He took the ice for Saturday's practice but said he didn't feel right and will, thus, be unavailable for Game 2, meaning Ray Emery will make his second straight start.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) could return for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, TSN.ca reports.
Impact: After suffering a head injury last Saturday, Mason missed Thursday's 4-1 loss in Game 1. He practiced Friday and said he feels better, but an official determination has not been made regarding his status. "I felt pretty good for being on the ice for the first time in a couple of days. It was a good step," Mason said of Friday's practice. "I felt great movement-wise. It was a pretty controlled setting and it felt good." In Mason's absence Thursday, veteran Ray Emery made 32 saves. He's expected to be in goal if Mason is ruled out for Game 2.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) participated in Friday's practice, the Flyers' official Twitter account reports.
Impact: Mason's injury forced him to miss Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Rangers, but considering his involvement in Friday's practice, Mason stands a decent chance at returning for Game 2 on Sunday. While Mason's playing status will have to be monitored as Sunday's game draws nearer, it's encouraging to hear he's back on the ice.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) could practice Saturday, which would give him a good chance to start Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, CSN Philadelphia's John Boruk reports.
Impact: Mason missed Game 1, but he's apparently making progress and can now be considered questionable for Game 2. Ray Emery gave up four goals on 36 shots in Thursday's 4-1 series-opening loss.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery allowed four goals on 36 shots in Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Hard to blame Emery for this one, as the entirety of the game seemed to be played in the Flyers' end, with New York outshooting them 36-15 and scoring twice on a double-minor power play in the third period. Steve Mason appears to be getting healthy, and he could very well return to his role as the Flyers' No. 1 goalie by Sunday's Game 2.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) will meet the Flyers in New York on Friday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Impact: Mason has already been ruled out for Game 1, but the news that he's traveling could make him a consideration for Game 2. Coach Craig Berube said Mason won't practice Friday, but it's evident that his condition is improving.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Downie (upper body) will not play in Game 1 of the Flyers' first-round series against the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: It's not much of a surprise after Downie was unable to take part in Wednesday's practice. Zac Rinaldo will take his spot on the Flyers' fourth line.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery will start in net for Game 1 against the Rangers on Thursday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: With Steve Mason (upper body) out for Game 1, Emery will get a shot to steal home ice advantage for the Flyers. Considering Mason isn't even traveling with the team to New York, there's a good chance Emery could get back-to-back starts to open the series.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Rangers, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Mason won't make the trip to New York with the team, so there's a good chance Ray Emery will start each of the first two games of the team's first round series. Mason will likely take over the starting role upon his return, but we'll have to wait a couple days to find out when that will be.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) did not practice Wednesday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Impact: Head coach Craig Berube said Tuesday that he expected to increase Mason's workload at Wednesday's practice, but Mason wasn't on the ice at all. Assuming he suffered a setback in his recovery, backup Ray Emery is expected to get the call between the pipes for Thursday's Game 1.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Downie (upper body) did not practice Wednesday, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Impact: There's still no update on Downie's condition, but it's a little troubling that he returned from a head injury just last week. Keep an eye on the team's morning skate Thursday prior to Game 1, but it sounds like he'll probably be watching from the press box.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Downie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: After not taking the ice Tuesday, Downie is decidedly iffy for Thursday's playoff opener against the Rangers.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) practiced for about 40 minutes Tuesday before leaving the ice, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Carchidi adds that coach Craig Berube noted Tuesday that he is not sure if Mason will play Thursday against the Rangers, with Ray Emery on hand in the event that Mason can't start for the Flyers.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: MacDonald has signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension Tuesday to remain with the Flyers, NHL.com reports.
Impact: MacDonald -- acquired by the Flyers from the Islanders in March -- finished the 2013-14 season with 28 points in 82 games while averaging 24:37 of ice time, good for 16th in the NHL. He also led the league in blocked shots with 242.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason (upper body) was on the ice with the Flyers on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Coach Craig Berube has indicated that Mason will be ready for Game 1 of the Flyers' upcoming playoff series against the Rangers -- which begins on Thursday -- with the goalie's presence on the ice Tuesday supporting that notion.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Simmonds scored twice in Philadelphia's regular-season finale, a 6-5 shootout loss to Carolina on Sunday.
Impact: Simmonds had career highs of 29 goals and 31 assists this season. He has four goals and one assist in his past six games.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Timonen tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
Impact: So ends another respectable campaign for the 39-year-old blueliner, who cracked the 30-point plateau for the 12th time in his career. Even if he's slowed down a bit since his prime years with the Predators, Timonen figures to remain an effective producer on the offensive end until he decides to retire.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Streit assisted twice in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to Carolina.
Impact: The helper extended his point streak to six games, and he's plus-6 over that period. The Flyers will hope he can continue this hot streak right into Thursday's playoff opener against the Rangers.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Giroux collected an assist in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to Carolina.
Impact: He played in all 82 games and collected the third-highest point total in the league, totaling 86. Quite impressive, considering he was pointless in the first six games of the season and didn't score his first goal until Nov. 9.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Read potted a goal in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Hurricanes.
Impact: The game was meaningless, but the goal is encouraging. Read has four points over his last five games, and he'll need that warm streak to continue for the Flyers to have a chance at beating the Rangers in the first round of the playoffs.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Akeson made his first NHL appearance of the season in the Flyers' final regular-season game, collecting an assist in just over 13 minutes of ice time.
Impact: The young winger has collected 64 points in a 70-game campaign with the Flyers' AHL affiliate. This was his second NHL game, and he's notched points in both. With a history of scoring in the AHL as well as in juniors, the undrafted winger could have a chance to break in with the Flyers for good next year.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: MacDonald was among the Flyers' scratches Sunday against the Hurricanes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Along with MacDonald, Nicklas Grossmann, Steve Downie, Michael Raffl and Zac Rinaldo were given an off day Sunday by the team in advance of the playoffs.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Simmonds notched two goals against the Hurricanes to end the regular season on Sunday.
Impact: Simmonds finishes with 29 goals and 60 points, both career highs. He also had 15 power-play goals and 106 penalty minutes, making Simmonds a truly impressive fantasy performer this year.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Mason, who is out with an upper-body injury, showed more improvement Thursday and was in attendance for Game 1.
Impact: Flyers coach Craig Berube said he doesn't know if Mason will play in Game 2 on Sunday.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Giroux had a goal and two assists as the Flyers beat the Penguins 4-3 on Saturday.
Impact: Giroux's club will meet the Rangers in a Metro Division playoff series.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Voracek scored twice and added an assist as the Flyers beat the Penguins 4-3 on Saturday.
Impact: Voracek's club will meet the Rangers in a Metro Division playoff tilt.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hartnell dished out a pair of helpers in Saturday's overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Impact: Hartnell now has 20 goals and 52 points on the season, to go with a plus-12 rating. It has been a great rebound year for Hartnell, who only had 11 points in 32 games last season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Downie will miss Saturday's contest against the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Downie returned to the ice on Tuesday from a head injury and played again on Thursday. It is unclear why Downie won't suit up on Saturday, but the likeliest scenario is just a rest day.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason will be in the crease for the Flyers on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Mason will look to get on a roll heading into the playoffs. The netminder made 38 saves on 40 shots in Tuesday's contest and will look to keep it going between the pipes on Saturday against the Penguins.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery stopped 10 of 12 shots in relief of an injured Steve Mason in Saturday's overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Impact: After Mason suffered an upper-body injury towards the end of the second period, Emery was given the start in the third period. Mason sat for precautionary reasons and is expected to start Game 1 of the playoffs against the Rangers, CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reports. With Mason sitting as a safety precaution, expect Emery or Carl Heeter to start Sunday's regular-season finale against Carolina.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Streit scored the overtime-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Penguins.
Impact: Streit is now on a five-game point streak (one goal, seven assists) and is a plus-4 in that span. He has 10 goals and 42 points in 81 games on the season. With the playoffs right around the corner, Streit picked a good time to play his best hockey of the season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Voracek scored twice and added an assist in Saturday's overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Impact: Voracek dominated on Saturday, also recording seven shots on goal, and finishing a plus-2. He now has five points in his last four games and is up to 61 points in 81 games on the season. His second goal against the Penguins was his 23rd of the season, setting a career high.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Giroux scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Impact: Giroux now has six points in his last three games and is up to 85 points in 81 games on the season. The 26-year-old sits third in NHL scoring and is one of the main reasons the Flyers have clinched a playoff spot. What a stud.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Flyers coach Craig Berube expects Mason (upper body) to be ready for the first game of the playoffs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Berube's optimism is a good sign, but he was speaking just hours after Mason suffered the injury, so it isn't safe to assume that the goaltender will be ready for the start of the first round. The Flyers are locked into a matchup with the Rangers, after beating the Pens in OT on Saturday.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason left Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury, and he will not return to the contest, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Mason got shaken up during the second period and didn't come back out for the third, but it's a good sign for the Flyers that he was able to finish that second period. Hopefully, more information will be available once Saturday's game is finished. He was productive while he was out there Saturday, stopping 21 of 22 shot attempts.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery was tagged for four goals on 30 shots in Thursday's loss to the Lightning.
Impact: Emery and the Flyers collapsed in the third period in this one, allowing three goals while only scoring one of their own. It's his fourth consecutive loss, and with how little playing time Emery's seen behind Steve Mason, he hasn't won since March 18.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gustafsson will start Thursday against the Lightning, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Impact: Gustafsson will take the place of teammate Nick Grossmann, who will miss Thursday's game with a right ankle injury. In 28 games this season, Gustafsson has recorded two goals and eight assists.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery will be between the pipes Thursday against the Lightning, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Steve Mason has been excellent down the stretch for the Flyers, but he'll get a rest Thursday while Emery looks to get some work in before the playoffs. Emery hasn't been the same guy he was with the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks last season, but he's shown some slight improvement since the Olympics. He's 1-2-1 with a 2.69 GAA and .919 save percentage over five outings post-break.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Giroux scored two goals in a game for the fourth time this season in Tuesday's win at Florida.
Impact: Giroux has 14 goals over his last 29 games after scoring 13 times in his first 50 contests.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Lecavalier recorded a goal and an assist for the second straight game in Tuesday's win at Florida.
Impact: Lecavalier has nine goals and eight assists over his last 25 games. He totaled 20 points over his first 41 games.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McGinn scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 rout of the Panthers.
Impact: At this pace -- four goals in 15 games -- McGinn could be a potential 20-goal winger in the NHL. The question for dynasty owners, however, is whether this low-cost pick can actually stick around for a full season.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Couturier notched a goal in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.
Impact: Couturier ended a seven-game streak in which he posted straight zeros. The defensively-minded center has never been lauded for his scoring prowess, but he's still on pace for a career high in points, thanks mostly to the 26 assists he's logged this season.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Downie will suit up for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: With 24 points in 60 games to date, Downie has been most helpful to fantasy owners in leagues where his 106 penalty minutes factor in.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Mason, who made 17 saves on 19 shots in a 5-2 win over the last-place Sabres on Sunday, will take aim Tuesday at a Florida team that is 29th overall in the league with 64 points to date.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lecavalier scored the opening goal -- his 20th of the year -- and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 romp over Florida.
Impact: It looked touch-and-go for a while there, but Lecavalier has successfully struggled his way to 20 goals -- the 13th time he's reached that mark in the NHL. He's putting the finishing touches on one of the worst campaigns of his career, but does at least have consecutive two-point games and seven points in his last seven contests.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hall contributed two assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's playoff-spot-clinching win over the Panthers.
Impact: Hall had recorded one point in his prior 16 contests and this was his first multi-point game of the year, so fantasy owners won't be getting too excited over this one. He now has nine points on the year -- his highest total since 2010-11.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Giroux scored a pair of goals Tuesday against Florida, helping the Flyers clinch a playoff spot and pushing his point total over 80 for the second time in his career.
Impact: Giroux continues to be one of the NHL's most powerful offensive forces, though he'd been slumping recently, having delivered just a solitary assist over his last five games.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason made 38 saves on 40 shots to deliver a playoff-spot-clinching win Tuesday in Florida.
Impact: The stability Mason's offered the Flyers in net this year is perhaps the biggest factor in Philadelphia achieving a playoff berth, so it's no surprise to see him as the prime mover behind another victory. Mason has been rock-solid for the Flyers this year, including a current 11-game streak in which he hasn't allowed more than three goals in a game.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for four games for an illegal check to the head. Rinaldo will miss the final four games of the regular season and will forfeit $15,384.60 in salary.
Impact: He injured Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period of Sunday's game. Ruhwedel will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion. Rinaldo leads the Flyers with 153 penalty minutes.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Voracek collected a helper in just 13 minutes of ice time in Sunday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.
Impact: Voracek ended a three-game scoreless slump with the assist. He's been fairly quiet after scoring in three straight games a few weeks ago, and his 13 minutes of ice time were the second-fewest he's seen this season. The Flyers face the Panthers on Tuesday, and fantasy owners will hope those 13 minutes were an aberration and not the norm as the season winds down.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lecavalier potted a goal and added an assist in Sunday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: The veteran forward had been held off the scoresheet for the previous three games, but he came back strong Sunday despite seeing only 12:12 of ice time. Lecavalier's 35 points in 65 games aren't anything to scoff at, but he's not really worth rostering in shallow formats at this stage in his career.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Read tallied a goal and assist in Sunday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: A game against the terrible Sabres was all Read needed to kick a six-game pointless streak to the curb. The 27-year-old has 21 goals and 17 assists in his third NHL season.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rinaldo has been suspended for four games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Rinaldo was suspended for his hit to the head on the Sabres' Chad Ruhwedel during Sunday's contest. With only four games remaining on the Flyers' schedule, Rinaldo have to wait for the postseason to get back in the lineup.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Mason made 17 saves in Sunday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.
Impact: Mason is 6-2-1 with a 2.00 GAA over the last nine games.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Schenn scored twice in Sunday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.
Impact: Schenn now has 20 goals, matching his total from the previous two seasons.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rinaldo is slated to have a hearing with the NHL on Monday following a hit that he delivered to the head of Buffalo's Chad Ruhwedel on Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: As a result, Rinaldo, who scored a goal and racked up 16 PIM on Sunday, seems likely to face a suspension in the coming days. Overall, Rinaldo has recorded four points and 153 PIM (fourth in the league) in 67 games to date.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Streit picked up three helpers and was a plus-2 against the Sabres on Sunday.
Impact: Streit now has nine goals and 29 assists on the season, fine totals for an aging defenseman. However, he's minus-5 on the season. Still, he remains a strong candidate for the back end of your fantasy blue line.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schenn scored two goals, including the game-winner and a power-play tally, against the Sabres on Sunday.
Impact: This gives Schenn 20 goals on the season, the first time he's hit that number in his NHL career.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason made 17 saves on 19 shots in a win over the Sabres on Sunday.
Impact: It was a light day for Mason, who still earned his 32nd win of the season -- seventh-best in the NHL.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason will be in the net Sunday against the Sabres, the South Jersey Courier-Post's Dave Isaac reports.
Impact: Mason has taken tough losses his last two times out against the Bruins and Blue Jackets, but he looks like a fairly safe bet to get back on track against the league-worst Sabres. The netminder has enjoyed a productive first season in Philadelphia, posting a 31-18-7 record to accompany his 2.53 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery made 37 saves, but let in four goals in a loss to the Bruins on Saturday.
Impact: Fantasy owners couldn't have expected much from Emery going against the red-hot Bruins, but he at least managed to pile up a healthy number of saves in defeat. He'll return to the bench Sunday against the Sabres, with No. 1 goalie Steve Mason drawing the start.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gill was nominated for the Masterton Trophy by the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, reports CSN Philadelphia.
Impact: The award is for the player who most exemplifies sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey. While that may be true of Gill, he has only appeared four times this season and doesn't figure to see any ice time as the season winds down.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Simmonds scored a goal, but finished minus-2 in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Simmonds was blanked in his previous three games, but has been a major offensive contributor in the Flyers' push for the playoffs. He scored twice against Buffalo in their last matchup, and looks to be a solid start on Sunday.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rosehill scored in the second period of Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Rosehill saw NHL ice for just the second time since the Olympic break, and made the most of it with the goal and five PIM. Still, his value is minimal, particularly if fellow winger Steve Downie makes a quick return.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Emery will start in goal Saturday against the Bruins.
Impact: Emery will start the front end of a back-to-back set, with Steve Mason likely to follow Sunday. The 31-year-old Emery gave up two goals on 14 shots in a loss to the Bruins back on Jan. 25.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Timonen has an upper-body injury.
Impact: The injury isn't considered serious, so the defenseman is day-to-day.