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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Entering the 2011-12 preseason, Philadelphia Flyers forward Eric Wellwood had a legitimate chance to earn a roster spot out of camp.
Instead, the 22-year old found himself back in Adirondack for a second straight season. But following an injury to James van Riemsdyk in early March, Wellwood was given his first extended look with the big club.
He hasn’t disappointed.
Starting with a game winning goal against the Capitals on March 4th, Wellwood has scored three goals in ten games since his return to the Flyers. During tonight’s 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers, Wellwood beat goaltender Scott Clemmensen for Philadelphia’s only goal of the night, banking a tough angle shot off defenseman Ed Jovanovski and into the net.
Peter Laviolette was very impressed with Wellwood following the game.
“The carom goal was a nice break, but he had a tremendous game,” Laviolette noted. “Lots of energy, lots of opportunities at the net. Their line...