Flyers set to open training camp on Thursday

Flyers head coach John Tortorella

There are plenty of questions facing a Flyers team coming off a pair of playoff-less seasons and the answers should start coming in when the 2022-23 training camp opens on Thursday.

A total of 71 players are currently scheduled to attend the preseason workouts at the Flyers Training Center in Voorhees, N.J.

The list of attendees includes 41 forwards, 22 defensemen and eight goaltenders. The Flyers will have five players at camp on professional try-outs (PTO): Artem Anisimov, Nolan Maier, Pat Nagle, Antoine Roussel and Tyler Wall.

According to the Flyers, the players will be sorted into four groups for three of the first four days, featuring on-ice and off-ice sessions.

Friday and Sunday will feature scrimmages between the groups. Each day’s players in the groups will be posted on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and the team’s social media channels.

On Saturday, the Flyers will begin their 2022 preseason schedule with a game against the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center. All the Flyers preseason home games and the Saturday, Oct. 1 at Boston (1 p.m. ET) contest will be broadcasted on NBCSP+. All the preseason games will also be aired on 97.5 The Fanatic.

Fans can follow all training camp activities on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, through the team’s social media channels and on the Flyers Broadcast Network. Visit PhiladelphiaFlyers.com to access all the coverage throughout the week leading up to the team’s season and home opener set for Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m.

As mentioned, the Flyers are coming off one of the most disappointing seasons in team history.

The Flyers are also expected to name a new captain sometime before the regular season opener. That role was left vacant with the trade of Claude Giroux last season.  Cam Atkinson and Scott Laughton are considered leading candidates for the title.

In addition, there are several openings on the Flyers forward lines, one due to the absence of Joel Farabee, who is still recovering from offseason neck surgery. On defense, Ryan Ellis (pelvic injury) missed all but four games last season and is not expected to be ready for the regular season opener.

There are a total of six preseason games. In addition to the aforementioned games against Boston, the Flyers will play at Buffalo on Tuesday, Sept. 27; host Washington on Sept. 28; visit the New York Islanders on Oct. 2; host the Islanders on Oct. 4.

Among rookies being considered for possible spots on the Flyers, forwards Noah Cates and Tyson Foerster probably have the best chances up front and defensemen Ronnie Attard and Egor Zamula might see action at some point due to Ellis’ uncertain status.

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