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(Photo: Kate Frese)

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The number of games left in the preseason is starting to dwindle and so is the size of the Flyers roster. Following weekend cuts, 35 players remain on the training camp roster. In reality, the number is closer to 30 -- injured players Sam Morin, Michal Neuvirth and Alex Lyon are still taking three spots and Pascal Laberge is going to be sent to the Phantoms once cleared to return. That leaves only eight cuts needed to reach the 23-player roster for opening night.

The competition for the final spots has entered the final week of the preseason, which includes three more games for the Flyers. The first is on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center, as the Flyers take on the Boston Bruins.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

The Flyers are still plugging Mikhail Vorobyev into Sean Couturier's usual spot in the lineup and he should see power play time as well.
 
Three of the top four lines run at Flyers camp over the weekend are in the lineup essentially. The top line -- which includes Vorobyev for now -- with Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny, the second line of James van Riemsdyk, Nolan Patrick and Jake Voracek, and the fourth line of Scott Laughton, Corban Knight and Michael Raffl.
 
Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere are playing together on a pairing again. So are Robert Hagg and Phil Myers. Andrew MacDonald also makes his preseason debut alongside Christian Folin.
 
Brian Elliott gets the start in goal. Anthony Stolarz will serve as backup.
 
The line combinations at the morning skate were as follows:
 
Left Wing Center Right Wing
28 Claude Giroux 46 Mikhail Vorobyev 11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk 19 Nolan Patrick 93 Jake Voracek
21 Scott Laughton 38 Corban Knight 12 Michael Raffl
62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel 15 Jori Lehtera 22 Dale Weise
Defense    
9 Ivan Provorov 53 Shayne Gostisbehere  
8 Robert Hagg 61 Philippe Myers  
47 Andrew MacDonald 26 Christian Folin  
Goalie    
37 Brian Elliott 41 Anthony Stolarz  
 
Non-game players did skate on Monday morning. Travis Sanheim, Radko Gudas, Wayne Simmonds, Taylor Leier, Tyrell Goulbourne and Mark Friedman were all part a skate session prior to the morning skate. Other Flyers not in the lineup include Oskar Lindblom, Jordan Weal and Carter Hart.
 
The Bruins are sending a prospect-heavy roster to Philadelphia. Ryan Donato headlines the forward group after a strong start his NHL career. Veterans Lee Stempniak and Daniel Winnik are working to make the roster.

Defensively, Brandon Carlo leads the pack. Daniel Vladar and Zane McIntyre are the goalies making the trip.
 
The Bruins lines for Monday's game are as follows:
 
Left Wing Center Right Wing
22 Peter Cehlarik 82 Trent Frederic 18 Lee Stempniak
17 Ryan Donato 23 Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson 62 Mark McNeill
34 Daniel Winnik 68 Jack Studnicka 21 Jordan Szwarz
14 Chris Wagner 26 Colby Cave 83 Karson Kuhlman
Defense    
58 Urho Vaakananinen 25 Brandon Carlo  
48 Matt Grzelcyk 52 Cody Goloubef  
79 Jeremy Lauzon 44 Steven Kampfer  
Goalie    
80 Daniel Vladar 31 Zane McIntyre   

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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