On the Ice with Isacc: McGinn Hoping to Stick, Hartnell Update, Road Woes
Even though he’s already played 11 games with the Flyers, Tye McGinn can’t shake the nerves. At any point, he could be sent back to the AHL.
“You’ve been dreaming about it your whole life, to finally get that opportunity to play,” McGinn said. “The nerves are still there. It’s the National Hockey League. I feel like it’s good to get up for the games like that. They’re still there, but it’s feeling more comfortable.”
Called up on Jan. 21 when Zac Rinaldo was placed on injured reserve with a nasty cut on his leg, McGinn has been impressing ever since.
“He’s played real well for us,” coach Peter Laviolette said recently. “We got a chance to see him play in Adirondack this year (during the lockout). I probably saw him play six times. He’s been impressive up here in practice and in games.”
Whether it’s going to the net, playing the body or digging for the puck along the boards, the 22-year-old has done everything that’s been asked of him. So he’s hoping he can stay just a little while longer.
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