The Philadelphia Flyers forward revealed a long list of injuries during exit interviews, but does his down season raise questions about his future? As Philadelphia Flyers fans, we put a lot of value on how willing a player is to sacrifice his health for the good of the team. When the playoffs end, we often hear stories of players battling through intense injuries. They sacrifice their bodies for their teammates and the chance to win the Stanley Cup. Their injuries become part of playoff legend.
On Saturday, goaltender Eric Semborski made an unlikely return to the NHL. The Philadelphia Flyers brought in Semborski, a former club netminder at Temple University and local youth hockey coach, to serve as insurance as a possible emergency backup in case Anthony Stolarz, who was recalled from the AHL earlier in the day, could not arrive soon enough for that evening’s home game against the New Jersey Devils.
Everyone knew there was a good chance the Flyers would try to move Mark Streit at the trade deadline. What no one expected, however, was that they would trade him to Tampa Bay for a player who is coming back with a salary nearly identical to the one they are losing and has another year left on his contract.
The Philadelphia Flyers are making a fresh start for the 2015-16 NHL season after hiring former University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol to take over behind their bench.