In a normal Flyers’ training camp, fans and media would need a full-blown roster sheet to figure out all the players.
But of course this isn’t a normal year, so the total number of players for the 2020-21 conditioning period has been greatly reduced.
And due to the pandemic, regular onlookers will have to follow camp by remote means.
Only 41 players will be hitting the ice this time around and with the new taxi squad system, as many as 29 of them will stay with the team in Philadelphia for the start of the season.
Camp officially opens Sunday with player physicals, etc. On Monday, practices/scrimmages begin.
There will be no preseason games for the six-day camp.
General manager Chuck Fletcher knows a lot of work has to be crammed into a short timeframe.
The Flyers will have similar on-ice schedules each day this coming week with the exception of Thursday, which will be an off-ice day.
The team will practice in two groups at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with scrimmages following each day.
On Saturday, Jan. 9, one team is scheduled to skate from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the other from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with no scrimmage afterward.
The Flyers will break in the Wells Fargo Center ice on the final day of camp, Sunday, Jan. 10. It will be set up similar to a gameday, with one team skating at 10:30 a.m. and the other immediately following at 11:30 a.m. The two teams will then square off in a final intrasquad scrimmage at 7:00 p.m..
The 41 players (22 forwards, 14 defensemen, five goaltenders) attending camp are as follows:
Wade Allison (RW), Andy Andreoff (C/LW), Nicolas Aube-Kubel (RW), Connor Bunnaman (C), Sean Couturier (C), Joel Farabee (LW), Tyson Foerster (RW), Morgan Frost (C), Claude Giroux (C), Kevin Hayes (C), Travis Konecny (RW), Tanner Laczynski (C), Scott Laughton (C), Oskar Lindblom (LW), Samuel Morin (LW), Nolan Patrick (C), Michael Raffl (LW), Linus Sandin (RW), Carsen Twarynski (LW), James van Riemsdyk (LW), Jakub Voracek (RW), Zayde Wisdom (LW).
Chris Bigras, Justin Braun, Mark Friedman, Shayne Gostisbehere, Erik Gustafsson, Robert Hagg, Philippe Myers, Derrick Pouliot, Nate Prosser, Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, Tyler Wotherspoon, Wyatte Wylie, Egor Zamula.
Brian Elliott, Carter Hart, Alex Lyon, Felix Sandstrom, Roddy Ross.
Short shots: Kirill Ustimenko will be out approximately 4-5 months after undergoing surgery on his left hip to repair a torn labrum. Isaac Ratcliffe sustained a fractured rib in training and will be out a minimum of four weeks.
The Flyers have four additional players on loan to clubs in Europe who have been playing for those teams throughout the fall. They are David Kase, Linus Hogberg, German Rubtsov and Maksim Sushko.
According to the Flyers, fans can follow all training camp activities on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, through the team’s social media channels, and on the Flyers Broadcast Network.