Flyers announce roster, taxi squad and a new addition to leadership group


VOORHEES, N.J. — The Flyers are set for Wednesday night's 2020-21 regular-season opener.

Shayne Gostisbehere is not.

The Flyers' defenseman was unable to practice Tuesday. He missed the final two on-ice days of training camp over last weekend and was listed as "unfit to play." Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher reiterated that status Tuesday.

"Technically we're still into training camp; tomorrow is the official first day," Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault said about league protocols regarding disclosure of a player's health status."He's part of our 23-man roster but at this time, he's still considered unavailable. He wasn't on the ice today, so he won't be part of the lineup tomorrow."

Talented center Morgan Frost is the Flyers' 13th forward to open the season. Vigneault mentioned how the 21-year-old has played some left winger in camp, while Fletcher said Frost's body of work earned the prospect his spot and the coaches trust him in the lineup if he's needed.

Oskar Lindblom and Nolan Patrick are ready to go for Wednesday's opener. Here is the Flyers' projected lineup.

Here is the Flyers' 23-player roster, taxi squad and captains. The club has $1.37 million in cap space, per Ivan Provorov has been added to the Flyers' leadership group.

Forwards (13)

Nicolas Aube-Kubel, No. 62         

Sean Couturier, No. 14

Joel Farabee, No. 86

Morgan Frost, No. 48


Claude Giroux, No. 28

Kevin Hayes, No. 13

Travis Konecny, No. 11

Scott Laughton, No. 21

Oskar Lindblom, No. 23

Nolan Patrick, No. 19

Michael Raffl, No. 12

James van Riemsdyk, No. 25  

Jakub Voracek, No. 93 

Defensemen (8)

Justin Braun, No. 61

Mark Friedman, No. 59    

Shayne Gostisbehere, No. 53

Erik Gustafsson, No. 56

Robert Hagg, No. 8

Philippe Myers, No. 5

Ivan Provorov, No. 9

Travis Sanheim, No. 6

Goalies (2)

Brian Elliott, No. 37

Carter Hart, No. 79

Taxi squad (6)

Andy Andreoff, No. 10

Connor Bunnaman, No. 82    

Alex Lyon, No. 34

Samuel Morin, No. 55

Nate Prosser, No. 39

Carsen Twarynski, No. 81

Leadership group

Captain: Claude Giroux

Permanent alternate captain: Sean Couturier

Permanent home alternate captain: Ivan Provorov

Rotating road alternate captain: Kevin Hayes

Rotating road alternate captain: Jakub Voracek

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