Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher, in a wide-ranging conference call with reporters Monday, gave an update on his injured players, sounded hopeful the NHL season would resume, and said two recently signed collegiate wingers would battle for roster spots during the 2020-21 training camp.
This season was suspended March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
No one associated with the organization has been infected by the virus, Fletcher said, adding that “everyone is doing the best they can to self-isolate and be home with their families."
Before he answered questions, Fletcher, on behalf of the organization, thanked “all the people working on the front lines in this pandemic — the doctors, nurses, hospital workers, our first responders, and everyone working hard to keep all our essential services operating for the benefit of all of us.”
Fletcher said he wanted to mention that before talking about “a small piece of the world which I work in, which is ice hockey.”
Among the hockey-related developments, Fletcher said: