I don’t know what to tell you guys. I guess it’s possible to have too much grit. You just have to spread it out. Or something.
Anyway, after the Flyers placed him on waivers yesterday, per Capfriendly, forward Tyrell Goulbourne has cleared, and the Flyers have (presumably) made their next cut. This isn’t much of a surprise—it was, all in all, a quiet preseason for Goulbourne, who got in for a coupe of games and came up without a point during that span. He was fine, but he wasn’t exactly knocking down the door for a roster spot, either. So back to the Phantoms he goes.
Er… back to the Phantoms he goes eventually. Per Sam Carchidi, Ron Hextall noted yesterday that if Goulbourne cleared waivers, it didn’t mean that he would be joining the Phantoms today. So, while it doesn’t immediately appear that he’ll be getting into any more games with the Flyers, presumably they could keep him around (for up to 30 days) as an extra body at practice, or as a backup in case of a last minute injury. Which, admittedly, is a little strange, considering as the Phantoms kick off their own preseason tonight against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Or maybe that means they’ll send him to Reading. That would be a stretch, but hey, I guess we can’t rule it out. But still, a stretch.
Either way, he’ll be with the Phantoms soon, putting their roster at 27, and the Flyers’ at 32 (including those injured pals). Just a couple more days before the final cuts have to be made, and we’re really coming down to the wire. We’ve got some of the bubble players in the lineup tonight, and we’ll have to see how their pushes continue. And, as always, we’ll keep you updated with further cuts and Whatever The Heck The Flyers Are Doing With Goulbourne.