It is mid-April but that is not stopping the Flyers from making roster moves.
The Post-Star’s Diana Nearhos reports the Flyers have recalled forward Chris VandeVelde. To make room for VandeVelde, the Flyers have loaned winger Tye McGinn to the Adirondack Phantoms.
The moves comes less than a day after Flyers rookie Jason Akeson led the team in shots on goal but also took a costly penalty in the third period that gave the Rangers a four minute power play. They went on to make the Flyers pay by scoring twice on the power play en route to their 4-1 Game 1 victory. You’d hate to see Philadelphia take the kid out after one mistake.
As for VandeVelde, he has played in just one game over the last three months and that came on March 11th against the New Jersey Devils. The 27-year-old provides some versatility for the Flyers as he can play both center and wing while contributing at both ends of the ice. In 18 games this season, VandeVelde has recorded one assist with the Flyers.
McGinn has been a fan favorite since he burst onto the scene in a short stint last season then was the only Flyer who could score early on in the 2013-14. The 23-year-old played in the Flyers final four games and six games total in the month of April. He registered a goal and an assist over the final four games to give him four goals and one assist in 18 games this season with Philadelphia.