The Flyers extend 26-year-old defenseman Braydon Coburn with a four-year deal. Also, Chris Pronger will return tonight while rookie Erik Gustaffson is out with a minor wrist injury. John Russo has more.
The Flyers kick off their three game road trip in sunny Florida tonight when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 PM. Philly is off to their best road start since 1993-94 season and will face a tough challenge tonight as Tampa is 4-1 at home and have won 6 of their last 8 games.
With Eric Wellwood loaned to the Phantoms, returns are imminent for two key Flyers: rookie forward Matt Read and captain defenseman Chris Pronger. Read could be back on Wednesday. Will Pronger be joining him?
The only problem the Wheeling Nailers had on Saturday was with their bus. The games original 7 p.m start was pushed back to 8:30 due to mechanical issues. Once the game started, it was all Nailers as they thumped the Trenton Titans, 5-1.