Friday, January 18, 2013

Flyers announce season-opening roster

With one day remaining until their season-opener at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flyers announced their initial roster:

Ilya Bryzgalov
Michael Leighton

Kimmo Timonen
Luke Schenn
Braydon Coburn
Nicklas Grossmann
Kurtis Foster
Bruno Gervais
Andrej Meszaros

Scott Hartnell
Claude Giroux
Brayden Schenn
Max Talbot
Matt Read
Sean Couturier
Jakub Voracek
Wayne Simmonds
Ruslan Fedotenko
Eric Wellwood
Zac Rinaldo
Jody Shelley
Tom Sestito
Scott Laughton

Laughton, of course, has a five-game window to operate at the NHL level before the club has to return him to his junior club, or else risk burning a year on his three-year entry-level contract.

Danny Briere, Chris Pronger, Marc-Andre Bourdon and Matt Walker's respective statuses are uncertain at the moment. Briere could be placed on IR while his wrist heals, while both Pronger and Walker's long-term injury status is up in the air regarding the new cap rules.

Andreas Lilja and Brian Boucher cleared waivers and have been assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms in the AHL.

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