Jordan Weal Set to Make Flyers Debut Today vs Sharks
VOORHEES — Here’s one to consider after looking at the Flyers’ new-look lines in Friday’s practice: if they had scored a couple more goals, or at least gotten a win Thursday night, would Jordan Weal have been recalled?
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ leading scorer was on the ice with the Flyers for their latest practice and in a top-six role for Dave Hakstol’s team that has three new lines after its latest defeat.
“I think that’s inevitable. That’s the way it works,” Wayne Simmonds said. “Things get shuffled around if you’re not scoring goals. We’re playing well defensively. We’re just not putting the puck in the back of the net. For us, Hak’s just got to find that combinations. Last year we weren’t scoring goals and then finally we got some line combinations that clicked the last quarter of the year and we were fine from then on.”
Even after Saturday’s home game against the San Jose Sharks the Flyers won’t leave until Tuesday for a Western Canada trip. They could have waited on a recall, but instead put Travis Konecny on injured reserve and brought Weal, an AHL All-Star, up to the big club.