NHL announces Flyers schedule changes

Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, James van Riemsdyk and Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, James van Riemsdyk and Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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With the Flyers back on the ice for practice on Tuesday, they are on track to return to play this Thursday. They are scheduled to play the New York Rangers. Afterwards, as of right now, the league is still set for Lake Tahoe. That would feature a matchup between the Flyers and Bruins.

Those two games will remain on the schedule. After practice on Tuesday, Alain Vigneault said that none of the players currently in protocol will be available to Thursday’s game. Their status is currently up in the air for Lake Tahoe.

A total of eight Flyers games have been changed to new dates. Those include previously postponed contests and other odds and ends that needed to be fixed within the schedule.

The original matchups and their new dates are as followed:

April 27th vs. Washington Capitals will now be March 7th (7:00 p.m.)

April 25th vs. New York Islanders will now be March 22nd (7:00 p.m.)

February 11th vs. New Jersey Devils will now be April 25th (6:00 p.m.)

April 1st at New Jersey Devils will now be April 27th (7:00 p.m.)

February 13th vs. New Jersey Devils will now be May 10th (7:00 p.m)

The following three games will be rescheduled as well, but currently do not have a date as of yet.

February 9th at Washington, February 14th at New York Rangers, and March 7th at Boston Bruins

For now, the Flyers will have to work with what they have been. 16 players took to the ice in Voorhees on Tuesday and more should be able to skate on Wednesday. Due to when certainly players when through contact tracing, they’re return date was different then those who skated today.

Hopefully this will be the only pause the Flyers will have to work through the rest of the season. As always, the health of all of these players is the most important thing in the end.