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The Edmonton Oilers have claimed goalie Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday.
The 24-year-old native of Finland played in 16 games this season with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL. He went 4-6-3 with a 3.14 goals-against average and an .889 save percentage.
Hovinen, chosen by the Minnesota Wild in the fifth round of the 2006 draft, signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Philadelphia in 2011.
The Oilers need help in net due to the absence of 40-year-old goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who is on the injured list because of an ailing hip.
Edmonton has gotten off to a 2-1 with the goalie tandem of Devan Dubnyk and backup Yann Danis.
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On Friday, the Edmonton Oilers claimed tree-like goaltender Niko Hovinen off of waivers. Hovinen was part of the Philadelphia Flyers, spending most of this year playing in the ECHL. The 6' 7", 200lbs 24 year old was previously playing for the Lahti Pelicans of the Finnish League.
What does this mean? A few things:
1. Nikolai Khabibulin's injury situation is worse...
NHLTags: Mike KnubleScott HartnellThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this evening that upon reviewing Scott Hartnell’s test results, he is expected to miss the next four to eight weeks with a broken left foot.
Four weeks would see Hartnell return on February 21, resulting in 15 missed games in the 48-game season.
Eight weeks would see Hartnell...
Jesse Hall sure would be proud of the Edmonton Oilers.
If you don’t get that seemingly obscure and meaningless reference, you either never experienced the thrill and joy that was the Mighty Ducks movie series, and/or you didn’t watch the Oilers-Sharks game on Tuesday night.
The youthful Oilers, who for some the Mighty Ducks movies may actually be before their time, looked to...
Per the Flyers there is absolutely NO truth whatsoever to any trade involving Sean Couturier for PK Subban at this time. There is noting to it. The Rumor is not real. The Flyers will NOT move Couturier for Subban. source: "Absolutely Not. No Way."
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Another game and another Flyer has been bitten with the injury bug.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren updated the media on the status of defenseman Andrej Meszaros before departing for the team's trip to Florida.
"Andrej Meszaros has a left shoulder injury. He's going to miss some time and right now we're hopeful...
Check out this goal by Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Nail Yakupov. There is a school of thought that the NHL is starting to look like the European soccer leagues with some of the over the top celebrations of the players after they score a goal.
I don't know what to think... I don't like showing up an opponent. I get it the kid is excited as well.
Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win their first game of the season, 2-1 over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team history, they beat the Rangers for the first time in two seasons. The Rangers defeated the Flyers all six games last season, including a win in the Winter Classic.
PHILADELPHIA -- With a big boost from Ilya Bryzgalov and their penalty-killing unit, the Philadelphia Flyers achieved a rare feat: A win over the New York Rangers. Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored goals, Bryzgalov stopped 18 shots and the Flyers beat the Rangers 2-1 Thursday night to prevent the first 0-4 start in franchise history and snap an eight-game losing streak against...
Thursday night, the Flyers avoided falling to an 0-4 season start after a huge 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. However, like last season, the Flyers will continue to be hurt by injuries. Scott Hartnell, who scored a career-high […]
As you can see from his celebration after scoring the game-tying goal against the visiting Los Angeles Kings Thursday night. The Edmonton Oilers went on to win in overtime.
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers, trying to wash away the bitter taste of a home-opening embarrassment, had their hands full with a Los Angeles Kings team desperate for their first win of the season. But they showed what all the buzz was about Thursday with a wild, 2-1 victory at Rexall Place. The Kings thought they had it won in regulation, but Edmonton rookie Nail Yakupov...
Brayden Schenn will sit one game for his hit on Anton Volchenkov. Schenn came off the bench and skated right to Volchenkov, let his feet and targeted the head and upper body. No penatly was called on the play.
The New York Rangers (1-2-0) are in Philadelphia to face the Flyers (0-3-0) at 7:00 EST.
Tonight's pre-game notes from the official Rangers website can be viewed here.
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With their first win in the books and a familiar face possibly ready to add some reinforcement, the Philadelphia Flyers can focus on trying to continue their success at Florida and avoid equaling a 44-year-old regulation road slide to open a season.
Veteran forward Mike Knuble could begin his second stint in Philadelphia on Saturday night when the Flyers try for a fifth consecutive...