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Monday Morning Fly By: It's officially preseason! Only 15 days 'til the opener!

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

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*It's preseason opener day! The players are ready for tonight's split squad games against the Capitals and Leafs. [Flyers]

*In case you forgot (you didn't), Claude Giroux was injured literally minutes into training camp and will miss at least the entire preseason. Because of course. [BSH]

*Hexy speaks about Giroux's injury. [Flyers]

*Vinny Lecavalier, R.J. Umberger, and Jake Voracek are among the nine veterans that will play the Caps at home tonight. [Inquirer]

*Darroll Powe is really happy to be back with the Flyers. Hard not to like this guy. [CSN Philly]

*It looks like Scott Laughton will be heading to Lehigh Valley. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Jay Rosehill won the Flyers' training camp speed race wait what?! [Inquirer]

*The Flyers are going to need Mark Streit to have a huge year if they're going to be successful. [Let's Go Flyers]

*Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is adjusting to life in North America. [Courier-Post]

*Chemistry will be key for Brayden Schenn. [Inquirer]

*Andrew MacDonald is ready for a bigger role on the Flyers' defense, which is terrifying. [CSN Philly]

*And finally, the Flyers revealed that their new third jersey isn't new at all. This is annoying. [BSH]