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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 CSNPhilly.com. “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.

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