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Bailey’s Daily: Flyers Prospect Injured; Samsonov Injury Update

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In Sunday’s edition of Bailey’s Daily, we’ll be talking the latest Philadelphia Flyers news, NHL news, stories, highlights, and more from the last day.

Flyers News

  • Making his professional debut for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL, Philadelphia Flyers prospect Hunter McDonald suffered an undisclosed injury early in the first period and did not return.
  • With their massive win over Boston on Saturday afternoon, the Flyers took a massive step forward in their pursuit of a postseason berth this season.
  • Flyers prospect and London Knights forward Denver Barkey put the exclamation point on an incredible individual season, reaching 100 points on the year.
  • In case you missed it, Hunter McDonald is with Lehigh Valley by way of a tryout agreement; he has not signed his ELC with the Flyers yet.
  • Flyers defenseman Ronnie Attard recently graduated from Lehigh Valley, but not because of trades or injuries. Rather, he earned his opportunity in the eyes of team management.

NHL News from National Hockey Now

  • Even star veteran players aren’t exempt from criticism; Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery wants to see more patience out of Brad Marchand amid a five-game goal drought.
  • After arriving from Nashville at the trade deadline, Colorado Avalanche forward Yakov Trenin has assumed the role of mentor with the young Nikolai Kovalenko coming over from the KHL recently.
  • The Nashville Predators have gone on a 15-0-2 run since getting blown out by Dallas in February, and suddenly, head coach Andrew Brunette is building a very strong case for the Jack Adams Award.
  • Sportsnet: Despite suffering a scary injury against Edmonton, it appears Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov is going to be “fine”, in the words of head coach Sheldon Keefe.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are virtually dead in the water at this point, but Kyle Dubas‘s shrewd offseason move may offer some light at the end of the tunnel.

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