The Flyers Have Landed in Switzerland

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Well, friends, it’s almost time. The Eagles are off till next Sunday, the Union are prepping for their final couple of games before hosting a playoff game, and the Phillies are… let’s not worry about that. It’s the perfect time to turn our collective focus this week to the Orange & Black, as the Flyers have landed in Switzerland ahead of their week abroad to start their season.

The Flyers, who were an underwhelming 1-2-3 this preseason, have a tuneup game on Monday against Lausanne HC at Vaudoise Arena before their regular season opener on Friday, October 4, when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks from the O2 Arena in the Czech Republic capital of Prague. As we’ve written before, there will be some extensive coverage of the Lausanne HC game on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, while the season opener against Chicago will air locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia at 2:00 PM.

The team is currently carrying 25 players -more than the 23 they’re allowed to have during the regular season- due to their European tour. That said, they’ll still need to submit a 23-man roster to the league ahead of Friday’s season opener. That 25-man squad includes:


  • Connor Bunnaman
  • Sean Couturier
  • Joel Farabee
  • Claude Giroux
  • Kevin Hayes
  • Travis Konecny
  • Oskar Lindblom
  • Scott Laughton
  • Tyler Pitlick
  • Michael Raffl
  • James van Riemsdyk
  • Chris Stewart (PTO)
  • Carsen Twarynski
  • Jake Voracek


  • Justin Braun
  • Shayne Gostisbehere
  • Robert Hägg
  • Matt Niskanen
  • Sam Morin
  • Philippe Myers
  • Ivan Provorov
  • Travis Sanheim


  • Brian Elliott
  • Carter Hart
  • Alex Lyon

For more Flyers coverage, check out Snow The Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, GooglePlay, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also be sure to tune into The Press Row Show as Anthony and Russ live stream during pregame and the first and second intermission breaks of every Flyers home game live from press row of the Wells Fargo Center via the Crossing Broad Facebook page and Twitter.

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  • Flyers fans are the worst September 28, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Another season of an 8th seed, as well as a token-appearance by the Flyers, which is more than satisfactory for the butt-kissing lapdog Flyers fans who drool like dogs when the Flyers make their annual token playoff appearance.

    • Harv September 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      I feel sorry for you. The nhl is so much fun if you’re smart enough to appreciate it.

      • Iverson’s IQ September 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm

        Watch the last 5 minutes of an NBA game, and you can say you saw the whole game…..sooooo exciting.

    • Sixer fan September 29, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Condone losing.

      Celebrate mediocrity.


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