James van Riemsdyk will play in his first game in his second stint with the Flyers on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The big left winger, signed to a five-year, $35 million free-agent deal in July, will be on the "V" line with center Mikhail Vorobyev and right winger Jake Voracek as the Flyers face the Islanders in the teams' second preseason game.
"It'll be exciting," van Riemsdyk, 29, said after the morning skate in Voorhees. "It's a little different than your average preseason game. Again, it's exciting. You kind of wait for this moment after you sign, so it should be fun."
Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth said van Riemsdyk, who had a career-high 36 goals with Toronto last season, is a nuisance to goaltenders.
"He's a great player," said Neuvirth, whose team opened the preseason with a 3-0 loss Sunday to the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. "It's always tough to play against him because he's a big body in front of the net, so every time we played them, I had a hard time seeing the pucks through him. So it's definitely nice to see him on our side."
Neuvirth, rebounding from off-season hip surgery, will play the first half of Monday's game. Carter Hart will play the second half.
"I feel good. I feel ready to go," Neuvirth said.
Here are Monday's lines and pairings:
Travis Sanheim's injury is minor, and the second-year defenseman is expected to miss a week as a precaution, GM Ron Hextall said. Sanheim landed on his left shoulder when he was checked into the boards Sunday by the Islanders' Matt Martin.
Hextall also said Andrew MacDonald (lower-body injury) was progressing ahead of schedule and might not miss the first two weeks of the season, as originally projected.