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Thursday Morning Fly By: Welcome to the Mrazek era. Probably.

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

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*We’ve got a game tonight and good news! Travis Konecny is fine after taking a hard shot off of his foot Tuesday night. [Flyers]

*It’s a bummer that Wayne Simmonds is out of the lineup, to be sure, but we saw some good stuff from Oskar Lindblom against the Canadiens. It’s going to be fun to see what the kid’s got. []

*Speaking of the last game, before tonight’s game, ten things. [BSH]

*We should probably get our first look at Petr Mrazek tonight v. the BJs, which is exciting. For his part, he’s ready for a fresh start with his new team. []

*The rumors of Mrazek being traded from the Red Wings have been around for a while, and now that he’s here it’s kind of interesting to hear a third-party perspective on the trade and what we might hope to get from the newest Flyer.

*Alex Lyon is also looking to prove something to the Flyers. Fight it out, boys! []

*With Lyon up in Philly, there was a goalie void to be filled in Allentown. Reading Royals’ goalie John Muse is making the most of an opportunity he didn’t expect to get this season. [The Morning Call]

*So. You may have noticed that Team USA failed to qualify for the medal round in the Olympics. That’s a big deal, folks! [SB Nation]

*The men’s tournament as a whole has been kind of a let down, and if something crazy happens like Canada not medaling either....well, people are going to be pretty mad all over again about the NHL not being involved in the games. [The Comeback]

*And finally, we’re only 4 days out from deadline day, and DGB brings us the 10 most annoying things you’ll hear from NHL GMs ahead of Monday’s deadline. [Sportsnet]