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With one game remaining on the schedule, a rather meaningless one for the Flyers at that, there is always the option to take a look at a prospect who has been working all season to get noticed by the big club and get his feet wet. That opportunity appears to have come for defenseman Mark Friedman.
The Flyers called up Friedman from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms ahead of Saturday's season finale and sent down Phil Myers, GM Chuck Fletcher announced on Friday.
Friedman, 23, is set to make his NHL debut, assuming he plays in Saturday's game. Friedman was drafted by the Flyers in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft with the 86th overall pick.
As a rookie in the AHL in the 2017-18 season, Friedman scored two goals and added 14 assists for 16 points in 65 games. This season, Friedman has five goals and 19 assists for 24 points in 71 games.
Friedman signed with the Flyers on an entry-level deal in March 2017 after three seasons at Bowling Green University.
Myers had one goal and one assist in 21 games with the Flyers this season after making his NHL debut on Feb. 17.
The Flyers close out the 2018-19 season on Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes at home at 7 p.m.