After the last two games, both lopsided losses, there was the feeling some roster changes could be coming. The Flyers had Wednesday off and ahead of Thursday’s practice, made three changes to the roster.
Defenseman Phil Myers and forwards German Rubtsov and Carsen Twarynski were called up from Lehigh Valley. Forward Mikhail Vorobyev was sent down. Defenseman Sam Morin was sent to the Phantoms on a conditioning assignment.
In addition, forward Scott Laughton was placed on long-term injured reserve. Laughton had successful surgery on a fractured finger on Wednesday and will be out for three-to-four weeks.
Myers was sent down as one of the final cuts in training camp despite coming into camp with high expectations. In six games with the Phantoms, Myers has four assists and is a plus-8 to lead the team.
Rubtsov has one goal and five assists in seven games. This is the first call-up for the 21-year-old, who will make his NHL debut whenever he plays.
Twarynski made his NHL debut in the Flyers season opener in Prague and scored his first NHL goal in the team’s third game of the season. He played in the team’s first six games before going to the Phantoms. He has played two games with the Phantoms since.
Vorobyev had one assist in four games with the Flyers after being called up on Oct. 20. Morin played in one game, the Flyers 5-3 loss to the Islanders on Sunday. He has been a healthy scratch in the other 10 games this season.
The Flyers return to the ice on Friday night when they face the New Jersey Devils in the last of three straight games on the road. They will return home on Saturday night to complete another back-to-back against the Toronto Maple Leafs.