Updated: 3:22 p.m.
VOORHEES, N.J. — Here comes Morgan Frost.
The Flyers called up the playmaking center Monday from AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley and sent Carsen Twarynski to the Phantoms.
Frost, an exciting 20-year-old prospect who the Flyers selected in the first round of the 2017 draft, had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 16 games with Lehigh Valley.
Over his final two OHL seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Frost put up 221 points (79 goals, 142 assists) and a plus-103 rating in 125 regular-season games.
He is expected to make his NHL debut Tuesday when the Flyers play the Panthers in Florida (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP) and will wear No. 48.
Frost received the news Sunday from Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon.
"To be completely honest with you, I was pretty surprised," Frost said Monday after Flyers practice. "I wasn’t really expecting it, I was just hanging out with [Isaac Ratcliffe] playing video games on an off day. Got that call, I saw Gordo’s name, I thought of a couple things before I answered the call. Answered it and it was a nice surprise.”
The first person he broke the news to was his dad Andy Frost.
"I FaceTimed my dad after," Frost said. "I don’t even know if he’s ever used FaceTime before. I think it was more sufficient that I FaceTimed him instead of called him.
“It was really special.”
Frost will play center, which allows Claude Giroux to play first-line left winger, where he’s had career-best success (see weekly observations). Frost will be between Giroux and Travis Konecny (more on lineup here).
"They’re giving me an opportunity here," Frost said. "Playing with two amazing players, so I’m really excited for that.”
How long could Frost be here? His play could dictate that, but Scott Laughton (broken finger) is nearing his return from long-term injured reserve. Laughton could be back as soon as Saturday's game against the Flames.
Nonetheless, Frost is getting his first shot.
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