Flyers announce season-opening roster with a new acquisition, one extra player


The Flyers will open the 2021-22 regular season with a 21-man roster.

A result of their tight salary cap situation and opening the season on a four-game homestand, the Flyers won't have a healthy extra player at any position to start the campaign.

Kevin Hayes is the club's lone extra player. The second-line center could miss nine to 10 games, more or less, as he recovers from abdominal surgery.

With their depth up front taking a hit because of injuries, the Flyers decided on their 12th and final forward Monday. They claimed Patrick Brown off of waivers from the Golden Knights.

As the Flyers submitted their roster by Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline, their final cuts were Cam York, Nick Seeler, Jackson Cates and Garrett Wilson. All four will head to AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley.

Samuel Morin will begin the season on injured reserve. On Sept. 21, the Flyers listed Morin (knee) as out for six to eight weeks.

Wade Allison, Tanner Laczynski, Egor Zamula, Cooper Zech, Zayde Wisdom and Ryan Fitzgerald were placed on the injured non-roster list. Zamula practiced Sunday and head coach Alain Vigneault said the defenseman was cleared, so he should soon head to the Phantoms.

The Flyers kick off their 2021-22 season Friday when they host the Canucks (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

Here's the Flyers' season-opening roster.

Forwards (13)

Cam Atkinson

Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Derick Brassard

Patrick Brown

Sean Couturier

Joel Farabee

Claude Giroux

Kevin Hayes

Travis Konecny

Scott Laughton

Oskar Lindblom

Nate Thompson

James van Riemsdyk

Defensemen (6)

Justin Braun

Ryan Ellis

Ivan Provorov

Rasmus Ristolainen

Travis Sanheim

Keith Yandle

Goaltenders (2)

Carter Hart

Martin Jones

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