The Flyers shortened their roster Wednesday by 28 players and among the cuts were a few surprises. 32 players will continue on to the Lake Placid portion of tryouts. Among the cuts were Flyers 1st round draft pick Samuel Morin who was sent back to his junior club Rimouski. The 18 year old defenseman impressed in training camp, but it was widely accepted that he would need a bit more play time before joining the NHL team. Morin signed a 3 year entry level contract worth $4.275 million on Tuesday, a day before being cut from camp.
A surprise on the cut list was right winger Jason Akeson and more so left winger Tye Mcginn. McGinn has had NHL experience having played 18 games with the Flyers in the 2012-13 season, during those 18 games McGinn had 5 points with 3 goals and 2 assists. McGinn was considered a favorite to get the 3rd line winger spot along with Nick Cousins, who was also cut, and Scott Laughton, who will be returning joining the team to Lake Placid.
Not surprisingly on the Defense Brandon Manning was sent down. The Flyers uncharacteristically have an abundance of defensive players with 9 on one way contracts and veteran Hal Gil on a PTO. Gill will be continuing with the training camp when they move to Lake Placid.
3 players will be going back to junior teams Taylor Leier, Tyrell Goulbourne, and Samuel Morin.
24 players will be going to the Flyers AHL affiliate the Adirondak Phantoms:
and defenseman Todd Orlando was released.