Umberger, White activated off IR; Cousins, McDonald returned to Phantoms

The beaten and battered Flyers lineup is close to returning to its original state.  Two of the Flyers injured players are set to return as R.J. Umberger and Ryan White were activated off injured reserve on Saturday afternoon. To make room on the roster for both, the Flyers returned forwards Colin McDonald and Nick Cousins to the Phantoms. McDonald had one goal in five games...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Gostisbehere's overtime goal lifts Flyers over Predators 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shayne Gostisbehere scored on the power play with 52 seconds left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday. Colin McDonald and Michael Del Zotto also scored for Philadelphia, which won for just the fourth time in 16 games. The Flyers gave up the tying goal to Michael Fisher with 20 seconds left in regulation...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Callups are About NHL Roles, Not AHL Goals

Photo: Nina Weiss/Flyerdelphia During the 1980s to mid-1990s, legendary Flyers broadcaster Gene Hart hosted several different incarnations of a radio call-in show called "Flyers Fone." One especially persistent caller used to phone the show on a weekly basis to ask "When are the Flyers going to call up that Tookey kid?"   Every time, Hart would patiently explain that veteran...
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November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 22 Preview: Flyers head to Brooklyn for a showdown with the Islanders

Photo courtesy of Kate Frese The Philadelphia Flyers (7-9-5) will look to make two in a row when they travel to Brooklyn for a match up with the hard hitting New York Islanders (10-8-3) on Wednesday night. This is the first of five meetings between the Metropolitan Division rivals and first of three meetings in New York.  Game time is 7:00. The Flyers are coming off a thrilling...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers recall Colin McDonald from Phantoms

Photo: Nina Weiss/Flyerdelphia The Flyers have recalled forward Colin McDonald from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, GM Ron Hextall announced on Tuesday. McDonald, who had served as the team captain in Lehigh Valley, recently returned from injury after going down in the Phantoms season opener. He has one assist in four games with the Phantoms. McDonald, 31, had 43 points in 133 games...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild Claim Chris Porter off of Waivers

The Minnesota Wild have claimed former Fighting Sioux forward Chris Porter off of waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. Porter is a former teammate of Wild forward Zach Parise. Jeff Neiburg, Daily News Staff Writer - The Flyers lost a little bit of organizational depth Thursday afternoon when one of the two players they put on waivers yesterday failed to clear.Chris Porter, who...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Porter claimed off waivers by Minnesota

Prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Devils, the Flyers made two more cuts, placing forwards Chris Porter and Colin McDonald on waivers. Teams had until 12 p.m. on Thursday to claim either player, and Porter even played in Wednesday’s game even after being waived, scoring the first of the Flyers two goals in a 4-2 loss to New Jersey. Porter was claimed off of waivers...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers waive veteran forwards Porter, McDonald

Chris Porter didn't land a roster spot with the Philadelphia Flyers despite sharing a collegiate connection with coach Dave Hakstol. Porter joined fellow 31-year-old forward Colin McDonald as being waived by the club on Wednesday. Both veterans are expected to clear waivers and be sent to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers waive McDonald, Porter

  View image | Ron Hextall trimmed two more bubble players from the Flyers roster on Wednesday, as Colin McDonald and Chris Porter were placed on waivers. Both players are expected to clear waivers, and be assigned to the American League's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.  McDonald, who turns 31 today, registered no points and three shots in two preseason games...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 5 Preview: Flyers face Devils in final home preseason game

The final decisions on the roster are coming and the Flyers have just two preseason games left to make those decisions and complete preparation for the regular season. The Flyers are 3-1-1 to this point in the preseason as they return home for the final home game before the home opener on Oct. 12. The opponent is the New Jersey Devils, a team the Flyers will face twice in the...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 4 Preview: Flyers hit road, face Rangers

  With the roster down to 26, the Flyers are preparing for final cuts as the Opening Night roster takes shape. So far, it's been a successful preseason. Not only do the Flyers have a 3-1-0 record in the four nights they have played, but they have received contributions across the board from veterans and prospects alike.  The Flyers close out that preseason with three more...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers offseason recap

Last year: 33-31-18, sixth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by 14 points. Key additions: Sam Gagner, Evgeny Medvedev, Michal Neuvirth, Colin McDonald Key subtractions: Chris Pronger’s contract, Zac Rinaldo, Nicklas Grossmann Offense: The Flyers had no choice but to reward Jakub Voracek with a massive extension after he finished fourth in the league in […]
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New jersey numbers coming for several Flyers

The Flyers tweeted a photo on Tuesday afternoon, announcing new jersey numbers for the new acquisitions this offseason and two players already with the team from last season. Keep an eye out for these new sweater numbers during the 2015-16 season... — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) August 4, 2015 R.J. Umberger will return to his former No....
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Colin McDonald

Colin McDonald Season: 18 GP – 2 G – 6 A – 8 PTS — 0 PIM — -3 Career: 140 GP – 18 G – 26 A – 44 PTS — 66 PIM — minus-25 Contract: Unrestricted Free Agent-Signed with Flyers What can we say about Colin McDonald? He knew his role on the Islanders, and he filled that role very well. McDonald was a well-liked depth forward who would jump in on the fourth line...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers Offseason Actions

View image | Prior to the draft was pretty quiet for the orange and black, but since then, Ron Hextall has made nothing less than waves in the organization. His moves have represented a clear vision that is gathering increasing support and excitement from the Philly faithful. The day after the draft, the Flyers and Arizona Coyotes finalized a trade that would...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Okie Dokie Edition: 7/4/15

It’s Independence Day in the United States, where we celebrate with barbecues, family, friends and fireworks. Some even partake in an alcoholic beverage or two – or four and five. However you choose to mark this historic date in United States history, be safe and enjoy it with the people that matter the most in your life. For us at Islanders Insight, after some server maintenance...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Provorov to entry-level contract

  View image | One of the Flyers first-round draft picks has officially been signed. The Flyers and defenseman Ivan Provorov agreed to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday. The deal is the maximum at entry level, worth $925,000 per year with bonuses. Provorov, the seventh overall pick at last weekend's draft, is on the roster for Flyers development...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kibbles And Grits: Islanders Outlast Caps 3-1, Force Game 7

Tonight’s Recap The New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals this afternoon at the Nassau Coliseum, 3-1 behind third period goals by Nikolay Kulemin and Cal Clutterbuck to even up their best of seven series at three games a piece. In what Colin McDonald described after the game as ‘classic pond hockey’, the referees seemingly had no interest in maintaining control...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The “Hangover|Let Down” Edition

In perhaps the most bizarre and equally frustrating of circumstances, the New York Islanders failed to clinch a playoff spot last night, losing on the road to the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 5-4. The Isles could have clinched with an Ottawa loss, but the Senators rallied back to beat the Penguins in overtime. New York had a rally of their own, scoring three goals in the third...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Bury the Leafs in Goals

New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs: Pregame Report When: Tuesday, March 9, 2015Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (42-21-4) face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-35-5) tonight at Air Canada Centre to conclude their road...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Islanders Traditions Will Never Go Away

Since the inception of the New York Islanders in 1972, they have provided a level of access and availability that most professional teams do not offer. There was a reason they had their victory parades in the early 1980’s on Hempstead Turnpike, as opposed to other more prestigious locations. That was simply because they not only wanted, but needed to share the experience with their...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Injury Wise

Not that there is ever a good time for injuries, but with 21 games remaining in the 2014-15 regular season in a division that has shown itself to be the most competitive in the entire league, the New York Islanders are going through an extremely tough time that has tested their depth to the maximum. Over the summer, general manager Garth Snow improved his goaltending, ramped up his...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Turn Predators Into Prey

Nashville Predators at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Thursday, February 19, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New YorkTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (38-19-1, 77 pts) rebounded well from their wild, 6-5 defeat Monday to the New York Rangers by...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Enter Home Stretch With Favorable Odds

The New York Islanders (38-19-1, 77 pts.) continue their rebirth as the 2014-15 regular season begins to wind down to an incredible conclusion, especially for those who have been following the best division in all of hockey, the Metropolitan. 12 teams in the league have 70 points or greater with 4 of them residing in the group the Islanders currently lead and have led for most of...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 2/15/15

The New York Islanders continue to bounce back from losing streaks unlike anything we have seen in the past. Last night, they won their fourth straight game, 6-3 over the Columbus Blue Jackets, on the heels of a strong three goal third period. This all coming after they dropped four out of five. It really has to be a testament to all the players in that room and the influence of...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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