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The Philadelphia Flyers will have a bye week after all. They last played on Sunday, a 7-4 win against the Washington Capitals, and they are now off through at least this coming Sunday.

Welcome to the Morning Skate, Philly Hockey Now’s roundup of links from yesterday on this site as well other sites around the National Hockey Now network and hockey world!

Philly Hockey Now

Sunday’s Flyers vs. Rangers game was postponed as three Flyers remain on the NHL’s COVID Protocol list. (Philly Hockey Now)

In case you missed it earlier in the week:

A little post about what we’re all about here at Philly Hockey Now.

Claude Giroux and Justin Braun joined Travis Sanheim as the Flyers’ count of players on NHL’s COVID Protocol list reached three. (Philly Hockey Now)

Grading the Flyers forwards through the quarter mark of the season. There have been quite a few surprises. (Philly Hockey Now)

The defensemen haven’t been as surprising, unfortunately, but there’s still plenty to dig into. (Philly Hockey Now)

There has been some good, some bad, and there is still an unknown factor surrounding this team. Taking a look at the State of the Flyers four weeks into the season. (Philly Hockey Now)


National Hockey Now

Ron Hextall joined the Pittsburgh Penguins organization on Tuesday. That just sounds weird. Take a look inside the little stories and great quotes from his press conference. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Islanders (and other New York teams) are going to start allowing fans later this month. How would you feel about that? (NYI Hockey Now)

Brad Marchand really isn’t a fan of video replay after last night’s mishap in the Boston Bruins – New York Rangers game. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights had a player pulled from the game due to a positive COVID test. What does that mean for the Knights and the NHL moving forward? (Vegas Hockey Now)

Our old friend Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (oh yeah, and some Nathan MacKinnon guy, too) will be back at practice on Thursday for the Colorado Avalanche. (Colorado Hockey Now)


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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for NHL.com and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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