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Injury News: Michael Raffl activated from IR, Morgan Frost loaned to Phantoms

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Raffl is expected to play tonight against the Anaheim Ducks.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

In what comes as a very last-minute move, the Flyers official account tweeted the following at around 6:30 pm ET, two hours before their tilt in Anaheim:

Raffl, 31, had been out since the 3rd of December (a 6-1 win against the Maple Leafs) with a broken finger. Raffl has played in twenty-eight games so far this season, scoring three goals and adding six assists for nine total point. He will be looking to make an immediate contribution to the Flyers’ bottom six.

Morgan Frost, who will rejoin the Phantoms for the first time since earning his initial NHL call-up, will look to rediscover his form in the AHL after some recent struggles with the Flyers. Despite a 51.85% Corsi-for percentage on the season, Frost hadn’t scored a goal since his second-ever NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes. On the season, Frost has seven points in eighteen games.

It is likely with Frost’s loan that either Scott Laughton (when he is healthy and available) will move to center on the third line on that Mikhail Vorobyev will shift up to 3C with Raffl playing 4C. The more likely move appears to be that Laughton would shift to center, and that Nicolas Aube-Kubel would play 3LW, making a spot for Raffl on the fourth line. Aube-Kubel has looked good ever since getting an NHL call up this season, and has shown that he is deserving of his bottom-six role.