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Daily Times beat writer Anthony J. SanFilippo takes you inside the locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and the rest of the NHL.

Friday, December 26, 2008


The Flyers called up Claude Giroux from the Phantoms and sent Andreas Nodl back to the Phantoms Friday.

Giroux had been the Phantoms leading scorer and was fourth in the American Hockey League.

He is playing on a line tonight with Glen Metropolit and Arron Asham.

Nodl was sent back despite scoring his first goal in the NHL.


Remember Patrick Sharp? I do. He was one of the best guys in the Phantoms locker room the season I covered them when the NHL was locked out. He was a leader in that room and a quality offensive player to boot.

The Flyers gave up for him too early and got nothing in return from him from Chicago. Now, he is one of the best players (and an Alternate Captain) on the most exciting young team in the sport.

He has 18 goals this season and 39 points which would put him in second and fourth respectively on the Flyers right now.


Luca Sbisa is back in the lineup now that he's setting four alarms to make sure he doesn't oversleep again. He's paired with Randy Jones. Andrew Alberts and Lasse Kukkonen are the odd men out.


John stevens said Danny Briere would join the Flyers in Columbus tomorrow and would start skating with the team. He is close to being ready. Probably within a week or so. When he comes back, the Flyers will have to clear a significant amount of salary to comply with the NHL's cap. It should be interesting to say the least.


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