Flyers recall Travis Sanheim in emergency move

Updated: March 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm by Nick Borden

Good news out of the Flyers front office Friday evening, as the Flyers have recalled rookie defenseman Travis Sanheim.

The young blueliner will be available for Saturday’s 1:00 p.m. puck drop at Wells Fargo Center vs. Winnipeg.

Sanheim has lit the AHL on fire since being sent down. In 18 games, the 21-year-old has one goal and 15 assists.

The move was made under emergency conditions, which means the Flyers would not be able to field a full lineup without the move and have likely lost two other defenseman. Conventional wisdom would point to alternate captain Andrew MacDonald, who appeared to have suffered a head injury Thursday night in Boston after a nasty hit by none other than Brad Marchand. Other than that, there is no official word on who the two injured Flyers defensemen are.

Fans have been calling for Sanheim’s return since he was sent down to Lehigh Valley in late-January and finally have gotten their wish. He’s already appeared in 35 games this season for the Flyers, where he had five points and averaged 15:14 minutes of ice time.

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