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Bailey’s Daily: Matvei Michkov Update; Penguins Dismiss Coaches

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In Monday’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

  • The Philadelphia Flyers’ No. 1 prospect, Matvei Michkov, has been left off the Russian National Team for an upcoming tournament by head coach Roman Rotenberg. Could it be time for Michkov to find a new KHL team as well?
  • PhHN+ subscribers only: I made the trip to Allentown this weekend to watch the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, and in my viewing, put together a scouting report on Emil Andrae. What are the young defenseman’s chances of making the Flyers next season?
  • Russia is reportedly considering a passport ban via suspension of consular services, which could impact Flyers players like Ivan Fedotov, Egor Zamula, and others.
  • After the Phantoms game, top Flyers forward prospect Samu Tuomaala provided an injury update to Philly Hockey Now after spending the last two weeks on the shelf.
  • In case you missed it, the Flyers are sending rookie goalie Sam Ersson to the IIHF Men’s World Championships, joining teammate Joel Farabee at the tournament next month.

NHL News from National Hockey Now

  • After getting swept by the Phantoms in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that two of their AHL coaches would not be returning to the organization next year.
  • NHL veteran Nick Foligno quietly had a strong season for the Chicago Blackhawks, even at his age. How far can the team’s “unofficial” captain take this young group?
  • No pressure! Russian youngster Nikolai Kovalenko made his long-awaited NHL debut for the Colorado Avalanche in the middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and he was as ready as you could ask for.
  • Elsewhere in the Calder Cup playoffs, the Florida Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, saw their season come to an end after a considerable upset loss.
  • After getting some guarantees from the Detroit Red Wings, Lucas Raymond will, in fact, be playing at the World Championships next month.

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