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Rookie call-up McGinn to skate on Flyers’ top line

Mar 26, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

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With Danny Briere out indefinitely with a concussion, the Flyers have called up 22-year-old forward Tye McGinn from AHL Adirondack.

McGinn’s promotion isn’t just to the NHL either. It’s all the way to the top line, where he’ll skate tonight against the Rangers with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.

Granted, McGinn has had the assignment before.

“I was lucky enough to get [three] games on the top line my last stint here,” said McGinn, per “They’re great players. They help me out a lot. Just go out and play my game.

“I played a few games this season already with the Flyers and that definitely helps out with the confidence. Just trying to jump back where I left off.”

The Flyers will be hoping it’s a combination that works, given they’re in desperate need of a win. A regulation loss would drop them seven points back of a playoff spot and would leave them just 16 games to make up the difference.

  1. mclovinhockey - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Very hard work worker, bright future in this league.

    • DonkeyStick - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      I like him much better than watching Gagne

  2. ibieiniid - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    please just be careful with that face bone.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Might want to let someone else handle digging pucks out of the corner.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 26, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        think he got hurt from that Brown fight

      • ibieiniid - Mar 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        ohhh i see what you’re sayin. ya you right, you right.

  3. hockeyfan28 - Mar 26, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Good move let as many kids as possible play out these games no need to go get a rent a player

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