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Andreas Nodl makes Flyers as team cuts seven more, finalizes 23-man roster

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It's a busy news day today, to say the least.

In addition to putting Johan Backlund on waivers and releasing Bill Guerin, the Flyers have cut seven players, sending them directly to the Adirondack Phantoms.

According to reports from beat writers on Twitter during a conference call with Paul Holmgren this afternoon, forwards Mike Testwuide, David Laliberte, Jon Kalinski and Ben Holmstrom are among the cuts. Defensemen Marc-Andre Bourdon and Erik Gustafsson have also been sent down.

As a result, the Flyers have trimmed their roster by nine today. One youngster makes the team, and his name is Andreas Nodl. He had an impressive training camp, despite the fact that he can't seem to score as an NHLer. Either way, his two-way play and his defensive attributes make him a valuable fourth liner. That's why he's made the team and Guerin did not.

The 23-man roster is now set, thanks to injuries to Ian Laperriere and Michael Leighton. It's likely that Laperriere goes on long-term injury reserve to free up some cap space, while Leighton could also be headed for LTIR. We'll find out in due time.

Take an updated look at the depth chart after the jump.

Philadelphia Flyers Organizational Depth Chart

Left Wing Center Right Wing

1 Scott Hartnell 4.200 Mike Richards 5.750 Nikolai Zherdev 2.000

2 James van Riemsdyk 0.875 Jeff Carter 5.000 Ville Leino 0.800

3 Dan Carcillo 1.075 Danny Briere 6.500 Ian Laperriere 1.166

4 Jody Shelley 1.100 Claude Giroux 0.821 Darroll Powe 0.725

Blair Betts 0.700 Andreas Nodl 0.850

players above this line count against the Flyers salary cap

8 Patrick Maroon 0.528 Jon Kalinski 0.875 David Laliberte 0.550

9 Eric Wellwood 0.580 Ben Holmstrom 0.750 Stefan Legein 0.816

10 Matt Clackson 0.500 Mike Testwuide 0.900 Greg Moore 0.575

11 Garrett Klotz 0.800 Zac Rinaldo 0.542 Shane Harper 0.600

12 Andrew Rowe 0.900 Luke Pither 0.600 Andrei Popov xx

13 Tye McGinn xx Dave Labrecque xx Mario Kempe xx

14 Brendan Ranford xx Michael Chaput xx

Michael Parks xx


1 Chris Pronger 4.921 Kimmo Timonen 6.333

2 Matt Carle 3.437 Braydon Coburn 3.200

3 Andrej Meszaros 4.000 Sean O'Donnell 1.000

4 Oskars Bartulis 0.600 Matt Walker 1.700

players above this line count against the Flyers salary cap

5 Marc-Andre Bourdon 0.875 Kevin Marshall 0.845

6 Erik Gustafsson 0.900 Dan Jancevski 0.520

7 Chad Denny xx Jesse Dudas xx

8 Joonas Lehtivouri 0.850 Logan Stephenson xx

9 Denis Bodrov xx J.P. Testwuide xx

10 Tyler Hostetter 0.526 David Sloane xx

11 Oliver Lauridsen xx Chris Zarb xx

12 Ricard Blidstrand xx Nick Luukko xx


1 Michael Leighton 1.550

2 Brian Boucher 0.925

3 Sergei Bobrovsky 1.750

players above count against Flyers cap Key

4 Johan Backlund 0.800 on Flyers roster

5 Nicola Riopel xx on Phantoms/AHL roster

6 Brian Stewart 0.600 playing in Europe

7 Adam Morrison xx playing in college

8 Joacim Eriksson xx playing in Major Junior/USHL

9 Jakub Kovar xx playing in ECHL/low minors

10 Brad Phillips xx free agent

Just as a reminder, you can always see the above depth chart over on the left side of the home page by clicking the Organizational Depth Chart button.

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