In connection with last month's Hockey Hall of Fame induction, former Flyer Peter Forsberg will be honored Tuesday before the game against Tampa Bay at the Wells Fargo Center.
"He was an all-around great player. Great vision," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "I ended up coaching him for a bit. Really good team guy. Great to coach. Great to be around."
Forsberg, 41, played most of his 15 NHL years in Colorado and played parts of two seasons with the Flyers. He had 115 points in 100 games - the second-highest points-per-game production (1.15) in franchise history.
"I think he brought everybody to him when he had the puck," Vinny Lecavalier said. "Everybody was kind of mesmerized by him, and he would just find the open guy."
No Flyers have the mumps, but the outbreak of the disease in the NHL has some players feeling uneasy.
"It's scary," Lecavalier said. "Every time there's one guy sick, you're kind of wondering" if you're next.
Most of the Flyers were vaccinated after their 4-1 win over New Jersey on Thursday.
Fourteen NHL players from five teams - Anaheim, Minnesota, New Jersey, the Rangers, and Pittsburgh - have come down with the mumps.
"I've never seen anything like it; we're just hoping it doesn't come around here," Berube said.
Concerns have grown since some players, including Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, have come down with the mumps despite being vaccinated against the virus. Crosby was immunized before traveling to Russia for the Winter Olympics in February.
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall would not permit trainer Jim McCrossin to talk to the media about the mumps outbreak.