Flyers' Michal Neuvirth pays tribute to Ed Snider
During the Flyers' 4-3 shootout loss to visiting Boston on Saturday night, goalie Michal Neuvirth paid tribute to Ed Snider, wearing a mask with images of the team's late owner on it.
The mask has Snider's silhouette atop the Flyers' logo, along with two illustrations of him.
"I think it says all you need to say," coach Dave Hakstol said. "He is pretty special within our locker room and every player is going to pay tribute in their own way, and that is one way that Neuvy chooses to do so and I think it's a great thing."
"It's a great thought," center Sean Couturier said of Neuvirth's gesture, "because he built this franchise and that's why we're here."
Trio returning. Hakstol said he expects Claude Giroux, Mark Streit and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare _ the three Flyers whose teams were in the World Cup finals _ to join camp early in the week and to play in exhibition games Thursday in New York and Saturday in Boston.
Roster cuts. The Flyers now have 34 players left in camp, meaning 11 more need to be trimmed. Look for several more roster cuts before Thursday's game _ if not sooner.
Breakaways. Brayden Schenn (78 percent), Couturier (60 percent) and Boyd Gordon (56 percent) won a majority of their faceoffs....The Flyers host the Rangers on Monday in a game that will be televised on the Comcast Network.