Sam Carchidi is reporting that Holmgren signed David Sloane, a recent Colgate grad, to fill in for Ryan Parent tonight.
The Flyers signed 6-foot-4, 220-pound David Sloane, an Ambler native, to an amateur tryout under emergency conditions and said he would be in the lineup tonight against the host New York Rangers.
Under emergency conditions of an amateur tryout, Sloane is available to play for a 24-hour period beginning with tonight's game.
It was unclear this afternoon why Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren chose to use Sloane instead of calling up a player from the Phantoms. Earlier in the week, Holmgren said Danny Syvret might be used if Parent could not play. Holmgren could not be reached for comment.
"I just want to keep it simple and play my game," Sloane said. "I want to get the butterflies out early, which I am sure there will be plenty of."
Sloane also signed an amateur tryout with the Phantoms on March 17, but has yet to appear in a game for the Flyers' AHL affiliate.
Sloane said he was "thankful for this opportunity. Just throwing the Flyers uniform on and playing at a place like Madison Square Garden has been a dream of mine my whole life."
So he wasn't good enough to get on the ice for the Phantoms, but he's a better option than Syvret to play for the flyers? too bad Sbisa won't fit under the cap.
Should be interesting to watch this guy play tonight, that's for sure.