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The schedule is about to get busy for the Flyers.

Sunday begins a stretch of four preseason games in four days, which includes three trips to New York.

To open the exhibition slate, the Flyers will send a group of 20 players to take on the Islanders, while the remaining 35 will stay back in Voorhees, New Jersey, for a scrimmage at 8:30 a.m.

"We've got four games in a row here and the benefit of that is we'll be able to see different guys in some different situations," Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol said Saturday. "We should be able to see a lot of players in exhibition games, which is a real positive for us."

The Flyers play eight preseason games total and the first four will be used to profile the younger players surrounded by some veterans sprinkled in, which should help with the evaluation of roles and bubble players.

"We're going to try to spread our veterans through those four games and really give good opportunities to not only some of the younger players that haven't played NHL games before, but also some of the younger players that have and can grow their role a little bit," Hakstol said.

Here are your essentials for Sunday's preseason opener:

When: 1 p.m.
Where: Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York
Live stream: Flyers' official website

Roster

Forwards
Travis Konecny, RW, No. 11
Nolan Patrick, C, No. 19
Taylor Leier, LW, No. 20
Cole Bardreau, C, No. 42
Mikhail Vorobyev, C, No. 46
Danick Martel, LW, No. 48
Oskar Lindblom, LW, No. 54
Nicolas Aube-Kubel, RW, No. 62
German Rubtsov, C, No. 63
Maksim Sushko, RW, No. 64
Morgan Frost, C, No. 68
Carsen Twarynski, LW, No. 81

 

Defensemen
Travis Sanheim, No. 6
Robert Hagg, No. 8
Christian Folin, No. 26
T.J. Brennan, No. 43
Reece Willcox, No. 60
Philippe Myers, No. 61

Goaltenders
Alex Lyon, No. 34
Anthony Stolarz, No. 41

Scrimmage group

Forwards
Michael Raffl, RW, No. 12
Sean Couturier, C, No. 14
Jori Lehtera, C, No. 15
Wayne Simmonds, RW, No. 17
Scott Laughton, C, No. 21
Dale Weise, RW, No. 22
James van Riemsdyk, LW, No. 25
Claude Giroux, RW, No. 28
Colin McDonald, RW, No. 36
Corban Knight, C, No. 38
Tyrell Goulbourne, LW, No. 39
Jordan Weal, C, No. 40
Phil Varone, C, No. 44
Greg Carey, LW, No. 52
Radel Fazleev, C, No. 65
Mike Vecchione, C, No. 74
Pascal Laberge, C, No. 75
Isaac Ratcliffe, LW, No. 76
Matthew Strome, LW, No. 78
Connor Bunnaman, C, No. 82
Jakub Voracek, RW, No. 93

Defensemen
Radko Gudas, No. 3
Ivan Provorov, No. 9
Shayne Gostisbehere, No. 53
Zach Palmquist, No. 58
Mark Friedman, No. 59
Yegor Zamula, No. 70
David Drake, No. 72
Frank Hora, No. 73
James de Haas, No. 77
Wyatte Wylie, No. 86

Goaltenders
Michal Neuvirth, No. 30
Brian Elliott, No. 37
Liam Hughes, No. 67
Carter Hart, No. 79

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