Flyers Re-Sign RFA's Bardreau, Lyon & Stolarz

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Phantoms' AHL Roster Nearly Complete

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The Philadelphia Flyers didn't wait out the weekend to announce they have re-signed their last three restricted free agents - goaltenders Alex Lyon and Anthony Stolarz and forward Cole Bardreau.

Both Lyon and Stolarz received one-year contracts, while Bardreau was extended for two years.

All three are expected to be key contributors on the Flyers' AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley this fall.

Full Breakdown of Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2017-18 Schedule

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Phantoms begin 2017-18 season on home ice at PPL Center

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It's finally here! The American Hockey League released its regular season schedule for the 2017-18 season this afternoon.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms open the regular season at home against the Hershey Bears on Saturday, October 7th at 7:05 p.m. ET in their fourth season in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania.

A full breakdown with everything you need to know about the Phantoms' 2017-18 regular season schedule after the jump.

EDIT: The Phantoms also announced their preseason schedule:
Friday, September 29th: Charlotte vs. Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 30th: Charlotte vs. Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET 

Phantoms' 2017-18 Home Opener Revealed

Monday, July 10, 2017
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Lehigh Valley to Host Hershey in Home Opener

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The American Hockey League (AHL) will release its schedule for the 2017-18 season later this week, but teams around the league announced the opponent for their home opener Monday afternoon.

After a thrilling back-and-forth first round playoffs series between the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Hershey Bears went the distance last spring, it's only fitting that the Phantoms will begin the home portion of their schedule hosting the Bears on Saturday, October 7th at 7:05 p.m. ET at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.

While unconfirmed until the league releases the full schedule for all teams, it's believed that the Phantoms' home opener will also mark their season opener on October 7th.

Phantoms Sign Conner, Four Others To AHL Deals

Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Conner Returns to Lehigh Valley

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The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have made official the signing of Chris Conner to an AHL contract for two years, along with one-year AHL contracts for goaltender John Muse, defenseman Frank Hora and forwards Derek Hulak and Matt Willows.

The biggest news here is that Conner will be back with the Phantoms. The 33-year old forward is showing no signs of slowing down - finishing his third straight 50-point AHL season with the Phantoms last year with 22 goals and 34 assists in 70 games.

Conner's game-winning overtime goal in Game Three of the Phantoms' first round series against Hershey kept the team's season alive, and the Phantoms took the Bears to a winner-take-all Game Five after trailing the best-of-five series two games to none. His experience is a welcomed addition back among the Phantoms forward core this fall.

Knight Eyes Return to the NHL

Sunday, July 2, 2017
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Knight signs two-year contract to return to Flyers organization

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Corban Knight couldn't obtain an NHL contract last summer and settled on an AHL deal with Lehigh Valley last September, but this time around Knight is back on the NHL radar - signing a two-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday to remain in the organization.

"Yeah, it's nice. Obviously it's a lot different than last summer. Last summer was pretty hard - just kind of waiting and not really knowing what was going to happen so it's nice to get this done," Knight explained via phone Saturday afternoon. "I'm really excited to be back in the organization. It was a great organization to be a part of last year, and I'm really pumped to be coming back in the fall."

Back on an NHL deal, Knight has his sights set on making the Flyers roster out of training camp - seeing an open spot or two up for grabs with a role that matches his identity to a tee.

"That was one of the things that was so enticing about coming back - being back on an NHL deal and obviously there's going to be a spot or two available right out of camp," Knight said, adding, "Just having the ability to come into camp and know you're fighting for a spot it adds a little bit of motivation and excitement. That was really exciting for me to get back on an NHL deal and to try to earn my spot with the Flyers."