With Tony DeAngelo missing the next two games due to suspension, the Philadelphia Flyers have made a roster move. A move that will see the NHL debut of highly touted prospect Tyson Foerster.
Foerster, 6’2″ 194lbs, is a former 1st round pick by the Flyers in 2020.
Since being drafted, Foerster has spent most of his time in the AHL. Being a beneficiary of the covid rules and turning pro immediately after being drafted.
In 89 career games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Foerster has 30-goals & 28-assists.
This season, Foerster has 18-goals & 20-assists in 56-games with the Phantoms.
Before being drafted by the Flyers, Foerster scored 46-goals & 57-assists in 126-career-games with the Barrie Colts of the OHL.
Last season, after returning from shoulder surgery, the Flyers returned Foerster to Barrie to finish the season with the Colts. Foerster finished with 6-goals & 5-assists in 13-games.
Foerster is expected to enter the lineup for Tony DeAngelo, who received a two-game suspension for spearing Corey Perry on Tuesday in Tampa.
The Flyers will use 12 forwards & 6 defensemen with Foerster expected to make his NHL debut tomorrow in Carolina.
It is expected to be a short recall for Foerster. Many believe Foerster will be returned to the Phantoms after Saturday’s game in Pittsburgh. Just in time for Sunday’s Phantoms game vs Utica.
Tony DeAngelo Suspended Two Games
As if the 2022-2023 Philadelphia Flyers needed another moment to be remembered by, Tony DeAngelo’s moment in Tampa may take the cake.
In the final minutes of last night’s 5-2 loss, DeAngelo was called for a five minute major for spearing Lightning’s Corey Perry. A blatantly obvious lapse of judgment from DeAngelo.
Today, the NHL Department of Player Safety suspended DeAngelo for two games for spearing Perry.
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