Taylor Leier is on his way to Philadelphia tonight as Wiese has one more game on his suspension, Raffl is still out with injury (IR coming?) and Couturier is a game-time decision. It’s not clear whether Leier will be back in time to get on the bus to Hartford for Friday’s game. In addition to tonight, the Flyers are also home Thursday and Saturday and may want to have an extra healthy body around rather than drag one back from New England.
Here’s the official release from the Phantoms:
Forward Taylor Leier Recalled by FlyersPhantoms Hit the Road for 3 Games This WeekendOctober 25, 2016Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan forward Taylor Leier. He will be available for Philadelphia’s game tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, wearing #58.
A 22-year-old forward from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Leier has recorded one assist in three games with the Phantoms this season after finishing second among all Lehigh Valley skaters in goals (20) and points (49) last year. Across 147 career games with the Phantoms, he’s compiled 33 goals, 48 assists and 81 total points.
A fourth-round selection (#117 overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Leier was recalled by Philadelphia lastNovember 14 and made his NHL debut that night at the Carolina Hurricanes. He played a total of six games for the Flyers, averaging 7:43 of ice time, before returning to Lehigh Valley.The Phantoms are back in action this Friday, October 28 when they travel to Hartford for a 7:15 p.m. showdown with the Wolf Pack in Lehigh Valley’s first road game of the 2016-17 season.