By Charlie O’Connor (@FF_charlieoconn)
Pronger, Nodl out, Schenn in during busy day of Flyers roster moves
Injured reserve. AHL call-ups. Waivers.
If a new NHL fan wanted a quick lesson in the art of roster management, he or she would have found the series of moves by the Philadelphia Flyers today to be extremely informative.
GM Paul Holmgren announced that captain Chris Pronger would be moved to long-term injured reserve, due to upcoming knee surgery. Forward Brayden Schenn and Defenseman Kevin Marshall were recalled to Philadelphia, and are both expected to play on Friday against the Anaheim Ducks. In addition, forward Andreas Nodl was placed on waivers, and will be made available to every single team in the NHL.
For the Flyers, already dealing with injuries to Jaromir Jagr, James van Riemsdyk and Andreas Lilja, today’s transactions constituted a significant roster shakeup.
Chris Pronger had missed the past four games with a reported illness, but he was expected...