Flyers fans will need to wait just a bit longer to see two of their top offensive prospects play for the big club.
The Flyers announced after morning skate Tuesday that Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Isaac Ratcliffe of the Guelph Storm have been returned to their respective junior clubs in the OHL.
The two latest roster moves bring the Flyers current camp roster to 52 players.
Frost was excellent in rookie camp and in the rookie game, but didn’t look NHL-ready in his one NHL exhibition contest against the Islanders. He recorded one shot on goal in 14:06 of ice time in a loss to New York on Monday.
Frost dominated the OHL in 2017-18, recording a whopping 42 goals and 112 points in 67 regular-season games before adding 10 goals and 29 points in 24 playoff games. The slick 19-year-old forward will be one to watch in his fourth and final season in juniors.
Ratcliffe was credited with one shot on goal and two hits in 11:26 of ice time in Monday’s loss. He picked up an assist in the Flyers’ Rookie Game victory against the Islanders to kick off training camp.
Ratcliffe was named captain of the Storm for 2018-19 after a phenomenal 2017-18 campaign in which he exploded for 41 goals in 67 games. The towering 6’6″ forward should once again be one of the top offensive players in junior this season.
Frost and Ratcliffe will likely be impact players for the Flyers eventually, but GM Ron Hextall preaches patience, so waiting a bit longer to see them in a Flyers’ uniform should be worth the wait.