The Lehigh Valley Phantoms playoff run just got much more exciting.
The Flyers have loaned blueliner Travis Sanheim and forward Oskar Lindblom to their AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley.
The Phantoms are currently tied with the Providence Bruins 1-1 in the first-round playoff series. Game 3 goes Friday at PPL Center.
Lindblom played 54 games for the Phantoms this year, scoring 16 goals and adding 18 assists before making his NHL debut for the Flyers on Feb. 20. The 21-year-old Swedish sniper had two goals and four assists in 23 regular-season games for the Flyers. He was held off the scoresheet in four playoff games against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sanheim played 18 games with Lehigh Valley this season, putting up 16 points (one goal) and recording a team-high eight-game point streak in the process. The 22-year-old blueliner had two goals and eight assists in 49 regular-season games as a Flyer. He appeared in four playoff games, scoring his first career postseason goal in Game 3.
With the Flyers eliminated from from NHL playoff contention after losing in Game 6 against the Penguins on Sunday, Sanheim and Lindblom are expected to join the Phantoms in time for Friday’s pivotal Game 3 matchup.