Flyers Roster Update: Battles Heat Up as Final Cuts Approach
We're in the homestretch of the Flyers preseason. The team is off on Friday after their 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night and will return to the ice for practice on Saturday before their preseason finale on Sunday.
By Monday, the team will fly to San Jose ahead of Wednesday's season opener, so the final roster will be decided somewhere in the next 72 hours.
The Flyers really don't have many cuts left, with 25 healthy players on the roster. Seemingly, there are just one forward and one defenseman left to be cut. From a fan's perspective, it may be fairly simple to narrow down the two players not making the final roster of 23. But with so many prospects still up at camp, will the Flyers carry upwards of six rookies on the team, or will some of them head back to the minors for extra seasoning in the AHL with the Phantoms?
Here is the latest on some of the camp roster battles.
Kevin Durso is Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.