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NHL Daily: Flyers Show Faith in Ersson; Chychrun Trade Watch



Sam Ersson, Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Philadelphia Flyers on Monday showed just how much they like goalie Sam Ersson’s potential.

They recalled Ersson, and they will carry three goalies on their upcoming four-game road trip to Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

In six appearances with the Flyers, Ersson (5-0) has shown more promise than Felix Sandstrom (1-8-1). It should be noted however, that Sandstrom has made most of his starts in the second half of back-to-back games, with a tied team in front of him.

Look for Ersson to start one of the back-to-back games in Calgary or Edmonton. Carter Hart figures to make the other three starts on the trip.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes could be on the verge of trading defenseman Jakob Chychrun. Fearing he could get injured, they have decided to scratch him for all games this week.

He did not play in Monday’s surprising 4-2 win in Nashville. It was Arizona’s first road victory in 19 games.

Chrychrun was first scratched for trade-related reasons Saturday against St. Louis.

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Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers made three roster moves ahead of their four-game road trip, one in which they will carry three goalies. Philadelphia Flyers.

Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers have done an injustice to this player. Philadelphia Flyers.

Arizona Coyotes: The Coyotes seem to be getting close to trading Jakob Chychrun. The defenseman will sit out all games this week. Arizona Coyotes.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Goalie Tristan Jarry could be ready for Tuesday’s game in San Jose. Meanwhile, feisty defenseman Mark Friedman, a former Flyer, is battling an unspecified injury. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington Hockey Now: Could the Capitals bring back winger Axel Jonsson-Fjallby? he was waived Monday by Winnipeg. Washington Capitals.

Florida Panthers: Former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky was superb as the Panthers edged host Minnesota on overtime, 2-1, on Monday. Beware of the Panthers in the playoff hunt. Florida Panthers.

Montreal Hockey Now: The Habs seem to be in the hunt for the Rangers’ Vitali Kravtsov, who has asked to be dealt. Montreal Canadiens.

New York Islanders Hockey Now: The Isles need to give their goalies more support, which is why clearing bodies in front was the focus of Monday’s practice. New York Islanders.

Boston Hockey Now: High-scoring winger Jake DeBrusk is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against Dallas, but he is expected to play later in the week. In 36 games, DeBrusk has 16 goals. Boston Bruins.

San Jose Hockey Now: At 35, defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic still has a lot left in the tank. San Jose Sharks.

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