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Canucks Claim Sestito on Waivers

The Philadelphia Flyers placed goaltender Michael Leighton and forward Tom Sestito on waivers on Thursday.
Leighton has cleared, and will be sent down to the Adirondack Phantoms. Sestito, on the other hand, will be headed to Vancouver.
The Canucks placed an enforcer of their own on waivers on Wednesday. Both the Edmonton Oilers and the Washington Capitals […]

Flyers Recall Forward Tye McGinn

Zac Rinaldo took three shifts in the first period and two shifts in the second period against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday before leaving the game with a skate laceration in his thigh.
With the news that Rinaldo will be out of the Philadelphia Flyers’ line-up until Saturday at the earliest, the Flyers have recalled prospect […]

OHL to Curb Fighting and the Ripple Effect on the Flyers

The Ontario Hockey League, one of several Canadian junior hockey leagues responsible for developing athletes into future NHL players, announced today that they are introducing a new rule that is intended to curtail the amount of fighting that occurs each season.
Per Mike Brehm of USAToday,
“If a player is assessed a fighting major for the 11th to […]

Tom Sestito Officially Returning with Flyers

Tom Sestito and his agents, Norton Sports Management, have both announced via twitter that the 6′-5″, 230 lb. forward has agreed in principle to the qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Flyers.  The offer is for $605,000 for one year.
“Just have to sign the deal and it’s all done, excited to be back in Philly and […]

Flyers News and Notes: June 18th Edition

With the 2012 NHL Entry Draft four days away and free agency looming soon after, there have been a variety of news stories reported today regarding the Philadelphia Flyers. For the sake of brevity, I’ve hit many of the major points below.

According to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Flyers have extended qualifying offers […]

Sestitos Value In Question After Success of Former Draft Pick Chaput

At the 2011 NHL trade deadline, the Philadelphia Flyers sent their most recent 3rd round draft pick, center Michael Chaput, and Adirondack Phantom Greg Moore to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Tom Sestito.
The Flyers won the trade in terms of finding a player that could make a quicker impact on the roster. […]

James van Riemsdyk and Tom Sestito Recommence Skating

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on twitter today that both James van Riemsdyk and Tom Sestito were skating today during the practice session at the Virtua Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. Van Riemsdyk had injured his foot blocking a shot against the New York Islanders on March 1 while Tom Sestito pulled […]

Are the Rookies to Blame for Second Half Inconsistency?

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette was asked after yesterday’s loss to the New York Rangers if he felt the reason for some of the missed coverage in the defensive end was because of the youth on the team. He began to speak, and then cut himself off abruptly.
“Well, ye- well… I’m not gonna use that. […]

Harry Zolnierczyk Returned to the Phantoms

The Flyers announced and CSNPhilly reported today that they would be loaning Harry Zolnierczyk to the Adirondack Phantoms. There was no indication whether this would be just a weekend stint to give him playing time or if they expected to have him back soon, but with Tom Sestito still in the line-up and Danny Briere back […]

Rangers Roll Over Flyers 5-2

There was hope this afternoon that some of the lingering offensive pressure from yesterday’s third period against the New Jersey Devils would carry over to today’s tilt against the New York Rangers. Unfortunately, the Flyers collectively could once again not produce a solid sixty minute effort, as the Rangers once again rolled by them by […]



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