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Philly sends suspended Zolnierczyk to AHL

Mar 8, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

Harry Zolnierczyk , Mike Lundin, Zac Rinaldo,  Peter Regin AP

Two games into a four-game suspension, Harry Zolnierczyk has been demoted from the Philadelphia Flyers to the club’s AHL affiliate in Adirondack.

Zolnierczyk,  25, was suspended after leveling Ottawa forward Mike Lundin during a game on Mar. 2.

While he’s still ineligible to play in NHL games, ‘Harry Z’ is cleared for participation in American Hockey League games, where he has 17 points and 54 PIM in 46 games for the Phantoms this year.

It’s unclear if Zolnierczyk will return to the Flyers lineup this season.

When asked, Philly GM Paul Holmgren said “when and whether he is recalled [to complete the suspension] will be dictated by the 23-man roster at that time.”


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  1. buddysguys - Mar 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    where are you xflyersx???? a suspended flyer i thought they were the class of the NHL???? Do you have any stupid Kaleta comments????

    • xflyersx - Mar 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      Z’s check was a hell of a lot cleaner than that mongoloid Kaleta’s.

      • buddysguys - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        yeah leaving your feet jumping in to a guys head is sooooo much safer.

  2. bigkniht37 - Mar 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    so now that he’s back in the AHL, does this mean his suspension resumes when he gets called back up?

    • phillyphlyersphan - Mar 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Yea, he will have to finish it when(if) they bring him back

    • Mike Halford - Mar 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM


    • jpelle82 - Mar 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      yes, which doesnt bode well for his future endeavors, even if he gets traded. shows me they dont need/want him, now or later.

  3. dolphincult - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    good riddence, take your box of underage home porno videos from your junior days with you. I cant believe this dirtbag has a place in the nhl. shows how watered down the league has become with expansion.

  4. xflyersx - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    We got it the first 5 times bud…

    • jpelle82 - Mar 9, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      mustve been his sister in the video

  5. jaredphi - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I hope he leaves our organization for good before next season.

    He’s become a joke with most Philly fans. He reminds me of how Steve Downie played here before we sent him packing in that he usually just gets himself – and the team – into trouble…with little positive to show for it.

    My friend has even turned his name into a verb. For example: “He thought he was going to win that contest, but John Smith Zolnierczyked him!”

    “Zolnierczyked” [ZOL-NER-CHUCKED] means you got f**cked over and you didn’t deserve it and/or weren’t expecting it.

    Another example – Harry Zolnierczyked that poor, underage girl in Canada by making a porno video of her.

    I think it’ll catch on.

  6. 5hole26 - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    this guy fits right into the flyers scheme. dont know why you all hate him

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