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Samuel Morin survives Flyers latest cuts; Gostisbehere and Laughton do not

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Three more cuts have the Flyers regular season roster almost set with just one preseason game left.

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Shayne Gostisbehere will not make the Flyers out of training camp. Nor will Scott Laughton. The two borderline NHL-AHL rookie players will at least begin the season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers announced today.

They cut the two, along with enforcer Zack Stortini. Because of his age, Stortini must clear waivers before being sent down to the Phantoms officially, but that shouldn't be an issue.

In the case of Gostisbehere, he had a really strong camp and there's no doubt that he has skills that some current Flyers NHL-level defensemen do not. But the general consensus seems to be that he needs more experience at the pro level, in particular with his defensive game. AHL time will not hurt him.

Samuel Morin is still in camp and cannot go to the AHL. It's possible that the Flyers keep him around in the NHL for nine games before they send him back to his junior team in Rimouski, or they could send him down after the preseason is complete. Nine NHL regular season games is the limit with regards to his contract kicking in.

In the case of Laughton, he just didn't have a good enough camp to make the team. The Flyers are jammed up at center, and he had to beat a plethora of guys who had better camps: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Blair Jones and Jason Akeson, namely. All three of those guys remain on the team as of now.

There's one more preseason game remaining on Thursday in Washington. Final cuts are expected Friday.

Here's the full roster chart:
No. 36 forwards Acquired... Ht. Wt. Pos Birthdate 2013-14 Team League
42 Akeson, Jason Free Agent 2011 5'10" 190 R 6/3/1990 Phantoms / FLYERS AHL / NHL
64 Alderson, Brandon Free Agent 2013 6'4" 195 R 1/22/1992 Phantoms AHL
73 Aube-Kubel, Nicholas 2014 Draft (2nd/48th) 5'11" 190 R 5/10/1996 Val-d'Or QMJHL
78 Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard Free Agent 2014 5'11" 196 R 3/6/1985 Skelleftea AIK SHL
52 Cousins, Nick 2011 Draft (3rd/68th) 5'11" 170 C 7/20/1993 Phantoms AHL
14 Couturier, Sean 2011 Draft (1st/7th) 6'3" 197 C 12/7/1992 FLYERS NHL
75 Fazleev, Radel 2014 Draft (6th/168th) 6'0" 179 C 1/7/1996 Calgary WHL
77 Fyten, Austin Free Agent 2014 6'2" 200 L 5/3/1991 Oklahoma City / Idaho AHL / ECHL
28 Giroux, Claude 2006 Draft (1st/22nd) 5'11" 172 C 1/12/1988 FLYERS NHL
34 Gordon, Andrew Free Agent 2014 6'0" 199 R 12/13/1985 St. John's AHL
63 Goumas, Kevin Free Agent 2014 5'10" 165 C 11/19/1991 New Hampshire / Phantoms NCAA / AHL
56 Goulbourne, Tyrell 2013 Draft (3rd/72nd) 6'0" 184 L 1/26/1994 Kelowna WHL
68 Hatch, Matt Free Agent 2014 5'11" 185 L 5/22/1990 Union NCAA
61 Hextall, Brett Free Agent 2014 5'10" 190 R 4/2/1988 Portland AHL
80 Jevpalovs, Nikita Amateur Tryout 6'1" 198 R 9/9/1994 Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL
66 Johnston, Andrew Free Agent 2012 6'1" 178 L 7/6/1991 Phantoms / Orlando AHL / ECHL
41 Jones, Blair Free Agent 2014 6'2" 215 C 9/27/1986 Abbotsford / Calgary AHL / NHL
49 Laughton, Scott 2012 Draft (1st/20th) 6'1" 190 C 5/30/1994 Oshawa OHL
40 Lecavalier, Vincent Free Agent 2013 6'4" 215 C 4/21/1980 FLYERS NHL
58 Leier, Taylor 2012 NHL Entry Draft 5'11" 177 L 2/15/1994 Portland WHL
79 Marcotte, Louick Amateur Tryout 6'1" 194 L 1/7/1994 Val-d'Or QMJHL
57 Mathers, Derek 2011 Draft (7th/206th) 6'2" 226 R 8/4/1993 Phantoms AHL
81 Noebels, Marcel 2011 Draft (4th/118th) 6'3" 195 L 3/14/1992 Phantoms AHL
46 Powe, Darroll Free Agent 2014 5'11" 212 C 6/22/1985 Hartford / NY Rangers AHL / NHL
12 Raffl, Michael Free Agent 2013 6'0" 195 R 12/1/1988 FLYERS NHL
24 Read, Matt Free Agent 2011 5'10" 185 L 6/14/1986 FLYERS NHL
36 Rinaldo, Zac 2008 Draft (6th/178th) 5'11" 169 C 6/15/1990 FLYERS NHL
37 Rosehill, Jay Trade w/Anaheim 2013 6'3" 215 L 7/16/1985 FLYERS NHL
10 Schenn, Brayden Trade w/ Los Angeles 2011 6'1" 190 C 8/22/1991 FLYERS NHL
17 Simmonds, Wayne Trade w/LA 2011 6'2" 183 R 8/26/1988 FLYERS NHL
45 Stortini, Zack Free Agent 2014 6'4" 232 R 9/11/1985 Norfolk AHL
51 Straka, Petr Free Agent 2013 6'0" 194 R 6/15/1992 Phantoms AHL
18 Umberger, R.J. Trade w/Columbus 2014 6'2" 214 C 5/3/1982 Columbus NHL
76 VandeVelde, Chris Free Agent 2013 6'2" 190 C 3/15/1987 Phantoms / FLYERS AHL / NHL
93 Voracek, Jakub Trade w/ Columbus 2011 6'2" 214 R 8/15/1989 FLYERS NHL
25 White, Ryan Free Agent 2014 6'0" 193 C 3/17/1988 Montreal NHL
No. 22 defensemen Acquired... Ht. Wt. Pos Birthdate 2013-14 Team League
39 Alt, Mark Trade w/Carolina, 2013 6'3" 205 D 10/18/1991 Phantoms AHL
5 Coburn, Braydon Trade w/Atlanta, 2007 6'5" 220 D 2/27/1985 FLYERS NHL
15 Del Zotto, Michael Free Agent 2014 6'0" 195 D 6/24/1990 NY Rangers / Nashville NHL
48 Delisle, Steven Free Agent 2013 6'6" 209 D 7/30/1990 Phantoms AHL
82 Flemming, Brett Free Agent 2014 5'11" 184 D 2/26/1991 Reading / Hershey ECHL / AHL
53 Gostisbehere, Shayne 2012 Draft (3rd/78th) 5'11" 170 D 4/20/1993 Union / Phantoms NCAA / AHL
8 Grossmann, Nicklas Trade w/ Dallas 2012 6'4" 230 D 1/22/1985 FLYERS NHL
54 Hagg, Robert 2013 Draft (2nd/41st) 6'2" 204 D 2/8/1995 Modo / Phantoms SHL / AHL
62 Konan, Matt Free Agent 2012 6'3" 198 D 9/3/1991 Phantoms AHL
60 Lamarche, Maxim Free Agent 2013 6'3" 218 D 7/11/1992 Elmira / Phantoms ECHL
38 Lauridsen, Oliver 2009 Draft (7th/196th) 6'6" 220 D 3/24/1989 Phantoms AHL
47 MacDonald, Andrew Trade w/NY Islanders 2014 6'1" 190 D 9/7/1986 NY Islanders / FLYERS NHL / AHL
43 Manning, Brandon Free Agent 2010 6'1" 195 D 6/4/1990 Phantoms AHL
50 Morin, Samuel 2013 Draft (1st/11th) 6'7" 210 D 7/12/1995 Rimouski QMJHL
59 Pettersson, Jesper 2014 Draft (7th/198th) 5'8" 187 D 7/16/1994 Linkoping SHL
:( Pronger, Chris Trade w/Anaheim 2009 6'6" 220 D 10/10/1974 :( NHL
74 Rusk, Beau Amateur Tryout 6'5" 230 D 4/19/1996 Rimouski QMJHL
71 Sanheim, Travis 2014 Draft (1st/17th) 6'3" 181 D 3/29/1996 Calgary WHL
22 Schenn, Luke Trade w/Toronto 2012 6'2" 229 D 11/2/1989 FLYERS NHL
55 Schultz, Nick Free Agent 2014 6'1" 203 D 8/25/1982 Edmonton / Columbus NHL
32 Streit, Mark Free Agent 2013 5'11" 191 D 12/11/1977 FLYERS NHL
44 Timonen, Kimmo Trade w/Nashville 2007 5'10" 194 D 3/18/1975 FLYERS NHL
No. 6 goaltenders Acquired... Ht. Wt. Pos Birthdate 2013-14 Team League
29 Emery, Ray Free Agent 2013 6'2" 196 G 9/28/1982 FLYERS NHL
67 Knapp, Connor Free Agent 2014 6'5" 215 G 5/1/1990 a bunch ECHL / AHL
35 Mason, Steve Trade w/ Columbus 2013 6'4" 217 G 5/29/1988 FLYERS NHL
70 Ouellette, Martin Free Agent 2014 6'1" 160 G 12/30/1991 Maine NCAA
65 Stolarz, Anthony 2012 Draft (2nd/45th) 6'6" 210 G 1/20/1994 London OHL
72 Zepp, Rob Free Agent 2014 6'1" 194 G 9/7/1981 Berlin DEL