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Four Phantoms Headed to Philly

April 22, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) Adirondack Phantoms

As the Flyers approach their final three games of the regular season they will have plenty of players to fill out the game roster as four Adirondack Phantoms will join the club to boost the total.

The club announced today that they have recalled forwards Jason Akeson, Scott Laughton and Tye McGinn, as well as defenseman Matt Konan from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

For Akeson and Konan, the last week of the season with Philadelphia represents an opportunity for both to potentially make their NHL debuts. McGinn and Laughton each spent time with the Flyers this season.

Jason Akeson led the Phantoms in scoring this past season, posting 20 goals and 33 assists for 53 points in 62 games with Adirondack. He began the season with the club's ECHL affiliate, the Trenton Titans, where he had 10 points (2g-8a) in 14 games. This is the first NHL call-up for Akeson who has led the Phantoms in scoring for two straight seasons and has the most career points (108) in Adirondack Phantoms history.

Scott Laughton made the opening roster and appeared in the first five games with the Flyers, going scoreless while posting 10 shots on goal and 11:31 of average ice-time per game. The Flyers first-round selection (20th overall) played in six games in the last two weeks of the regular season with Adirondack. The 18-year-old from the Oshawa Generals scored his first career professional goal on Saturday, April 13 against Connecticut. He was teamed with fellow Philly call-ups Akeson and McGinn on the same line in his time with the Phantoms.

Tye McGinn appeared in 18 games for the Flyers, recording three goals and two assists for five points and 19 penalty minutes. He also missed six games due to a broken orbital bone. In his second professional season, McGinn had 14 goals and 12 assists for 26 points with Adirondack in 46 games.

Matt Konan was briefly recalled by the Flyers on Apr. 16 along with defenseman Brandon Manning, to be available for the Flyers-Rangers game, but did not dress. He appeared in 42 games with Adirondack where he has two goals and four assists for six points in his first season of pro hockey.

Each player will practice with the squad and be available to be inserted into the line-up as well.

The Flyers play the final three games of the regular season this week when they take on the Boston Bruins (Tuesday) and NY Islanders (Thursday) before traveling to Ottawa to take on the Senators on Saturday night..

13 different players skated for both the Adirondack Phantom and the Philadelphia Flyers this season. If Jason Akeson and Matt Konan make their debuts this week then that would increase the number to 15.

The list of those who have played for both Adirondack and Philadelphia this year includes:

Brian Boucher

Sean Couturier

Erik Gustafsson

Oliver Lauridsen

Michael Leighton

Andreas Lilja

Brandon Manning

Tye McGinn

Zac Rinaldo

Brayden Schenn

Tom Sestito

Eric Wellwood

Harry Zolnierczyk

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