Future Flyers Report: Bourdon cleared for contact, Stolarz suffers scary injury, Straka suspended

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Marc-Andre Bourdon has yet to play a single game this season due to concussion issues that have haunted him for the past 14 months. Fortunately for the young defenseman, he is cleared for contact and will join the Adirondack Phantoms this week.

Bourdon hasn't played a game for the Philadelphia Flyers since the 2012 NHL playoffs and he hasn't taken part in a game since the Phantoms faced the Binghamton Senators on November 30th, 2012. It was on this date he received his second concussion within a year, as his first came with the Flyers. Bourdon's first concussion was unfortunate due to the fact he attempted to play through the injury to remain in the lineup, as he was afraid missing time would cost him his position on Philly's blue line.

The 6'0" 205-pound d-man took part in 17 games with Adirondack last season and posted four points in the process. Bourdon also had four points in 18 games with the Phantoms in 2011-2012, as well as seven points in 45 games with the Flyers. Philly's third-round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft is a restricted free agent this offseason.

In the OHL, Anthony Stolarz is expected to miss a significant amount of time after his leg was gashed with a skate in a game this past week. The London Knights' goaltender was cut by Saginaw Spirit forward Eric Locke. It took 55 stitches to cure his leg laceration, as the Flyers' goaltending prospect is expected to miss four to eight weeks of action.

Stolarz, who was picked 45th overall by the Orange and Black in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is 21-4-2 this season with the Knights, who are currently fourth in the OHL's 10-team Western Conference. He is second in the league with a .925 save percentage, fifth with a 2.58 GAA, and fifth with 21 wins.

As for news with forwards, Petr Straka was suspended two games for an altercation with Kyle Beach in the Phantoms' tilt against the Hartford Wolf Pack on Friday. Both players appeared to take part in a scrum, but Straka was the lone player to receive a fighting major for the incident. Due to the suspension from the AHL, Straka missed the Phantoms' 4-1 loss to the Albany Devils on Saturday and 4-1 loss to the Springfield Falcons on Monday.


  1. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 57 points (26 goals and 31 assists), plus-9, and 42 PIMs in 33 games.
  2. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 46 points (24 goals and 22 assists), plus-22, and 16 PIMs in 38 games.
  3. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 34 points (13 goals and 21 assists), minus-12, and 20 PIMs in 39 games.
  4. Tyrell Goulbourne (Kelowna Rockets, WHL) – 20 points (Six goals and 14 assists), plus-7, and 77 PIMs in 41 games.
  5. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 19 points (Eight goals and 11 assists), minus-1, and 75 PIMs in 39 games.
  6. Petr Straka (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 18 points (Six goals and 12 assists), plus-2, and 18 PIMs in 35 games.
  7. Tye McGinn (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 18 points (10 goals and Eight assists), minus-12, and 22 PIMs in 40 games.
  8. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – 15 points (Six goals and Nine assists), plus-3, and 12 PIMs in 22 games.
  9. Andrew Johnston (Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL) – 15 points (Three goals and 12 assists), plus-3, and 34 PIMs in 32 games.
  10. Nick Cousins (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13 points (Four goals and Nine assists), minus-4, and 19 PIMs in 38 games.
  11. Brandon Alderson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 10 points (Six goals and Four assists), minus-2, and 18 PIMs in 35 games.
  12. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (One goal and Five assists), plus-5, and 16 PIMs in 26 games.
  13. Kyle Flanagan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), minus-4, and six PIMs in 29 games.
  14. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists), minus-1, and 24 PIMs in 35 games.
  15. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three assists, plus-1, and six PIMs in 24 games.
  16. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA – Zero points, minus-1, and two PIMs in one game.
  17. Derek Mathers (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Zero points, minus-1, and 48 PIMs in 19 games.


  1. Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL) – 23 points (Six goals and 17 assists) and 90 PIMs in 36 games.
  2. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 18 points (Five goals and 13 assists), minus-10, and 120 PIMs in 39 games.
  3. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 16 points (Six goals and 10 assists), plus-6, and 12 PIMs in 22 games.
  4. Mark Alt (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 10 points (One goal and Nine assists), minus-8, and 17 PIMs in 38 games.
  5. Terrance Amorosa (Sioux City Musketeers, USHL) – Nine points (Two goals and Seven assists), plus-11, and six PIMs in 28 games.
  6. Robert Hagg (MODO HK and MODO J20) – Eight points (One goal and Seven assists), minus-3, and 20 PIMs in 39 games.
  7. Tyler Hostetter (Wichita Thunder, CHL) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), minus-1, and 15 PIMs in 19 games.
  8. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA – Five points (Two goals and Three assists) and 14 PIMs in 22 games.
  9. Fredric Larsson (Tri-City Storm and Youngstown Phantoms) – Five points (One goal and Four assists), minus-7, and 58 PIMs in 29 games.
  10. Maxim Lamarche (Adirondack Phantoms and Elmira Jackals) – Five points (Three goals and Two assists), minus-1, and 17 PIMs in 31 games.
  11. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five assists, plus-7, and 102 PIMs in 39 games.
  12. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), plus-1, and two PIMs in 15 games.
  13. Cullen Eddy (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), plus-4, and 28 PIMs in 26 games.
  14. David Drake (Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL) – Three assists, minus-8, and eight PIMs in 29 games.
  15. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, minus-7, and 22 PIMs in 26 games.
  16. Valeri Vasiliev (Spartak Moscow, KHL) – Two assists, minus-6, and 12 PIMs in 29 games.


  1. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13-13-0, .925 save percentage, and 2.21 GAA.
  2. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights, OHL) – 21-4-2, .925 save percentage, and 2.58 GAA.
  3. Merrick Madsen (Minot Minotauros, NAHL) – 6-9-0, .904 save percentage, and 2.70 GAA

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