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Flyers toe tight line upon roster release

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The Philadelphia Flyers’ roster for opening night of the 2021-22 season is set as they start the journey of trying to surprise the hockey world by contending in a loaded Metropolitan Division.

They won’t have much room for error initially as their roster features just 21 players due to the salary-cap crunch. That means the Flyers’ lone extra skater is the injured Kevin Hayes, who could potentially miss 10 games or more as he finishes recovering from abdominal surgery.

In search of a 12th forward, the Flyers picked up Patrick Brown off waivers from the Vegas Golden Knights. He appeared in just five regular-season games for the team over the last two seasons.

The full Flyers roster is as follows:

FORWARDS (13)
11 – Travis Konecny RW
13 – Kevin Hayes C
14 – Sean Couturier C
19 – Derick Brassard C
21 – Scott Laughton C
23 – Oskar Lindblom LW
25 – James van Riemsdyk LW
28 – Claude Giroux C
38 – Patrick Brown C
44 – Nate Thompson C
62 – Nicolas Aube-Kubel RW
86 – Joel Farabee RW
89 – Cam Atkinson RW

DEFENSEMEN (6)
3 – Keith Yandle
6 – Travis Sanheim
9 – Ivan Provorov
61 – Justin Braun
70 – Rasmus Ristolainen
94 – Ryan Ellis

GOALTENDERS (2)
35 – Martin Jones
79 – Carter Hart

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