Preparations continued for the start of the Flyers season in a matter of four days. An intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday will be treated like a game day and it gives the coaching staff a chance to really evaluate the players in game conditions.
After three solid skates at practice, the Flyers did appear to put some of the work from practice into action, but for Alain Vigneault, there was more of an opportunity to learn and grow from a preseason-opening 3-1 loss to the Islanders.
The first day of Flyers training camp did not come without some bad news. Chuck Fletcher said that there is still a way to go on a new contract with Travis Konecny and that forward Nolan Patrick will be out week-to-week with an upper-body injury.