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Announcement: Flyers send a goaltender packing and make a major move


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November 20, 2023  (8:34)
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In a surprising move that left some Flyers fans scratching their heads, the team placed goaltender Felix Sandstrom on waivers, sparking speculation about the motives behind this decision. However, as the fog begins to lift, a clearer picture emerges regarding the team's strategic moves.

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The Flyers are on the verge of welcoming back defensemen Marc Staal and Rasmus Ristolainen from the Injured Reserve (IR). This impending return presented a roster challenge for the team. Despite the defensive reinforcements, there remained a potential opportunity to keep Sandström on the 23-man roster by opting to send down defenseman Louie Belpedio.
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The underlying assumption is that Sandström is in good health and ready to hit the ice. This leads to a natural question: Why, then, opt to place him on waivers at this specific juncture? Well, the Flyers need to make space for the returning players, and Zamula will not be sent down, for now that is.
The timing of Sandström's waiver placement prompts speculation about the team's strategic reasoning. Could there be a specific plan in motion for the young goaltender, or is this a move to maximize his playing time and development? As the Flyers navigate through this decision, fans eagerly await more insights into the team's goaltending strategy and the role Sandström might play in the broader scheme of things.
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Announcement: Flyers send a goaltender packing and make a major move

The Flyers are on a 5 game winning streak without Risto/Staal, should they put them back in the lineup?

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