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Flyers recall Heeter as Emery is day-to-day with groin injury

Feb 28, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

Steve Mason, Ray Emery AP

The Philadelphia Flyers recalled Cal Heeter as Ray Emery is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio believes Emery’s specific injury is groin-related.

Thursday represented a rough night for Flyers goalies. Emery, 31, came in to replace Steve Mason against the San Jose Sharks but the team eventually went back to Mason. Emery suffered the injury during that game.

After putting up some fantastic numbers for Chicago in 2012-13, Emery has had a spotty reunion with the Flyers. He’s 7-9-1 with an .898 save percentage and 3.03 GAA. Heeter, 25, hasn’t received any NHL action in his hockey career so far; he has a .916 save percentage with the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms this season.

One would assume that the Flyers will lean on Mason, 25, as usual barring further injuries. Philly takes on the New York Rangers on Saturday and then faces the Washington Capitals in a home-and-home set on Sunday and Wednesday.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Hopefully Heeter gets some PT. Let’s see if he has the ability to play with the big boys. Hopefully Razor rests up for playoff run (maybe).

  2. phillyphanatic77 - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    I was not impressed with Heeter at all last season but this year he’s really surprised me. If I had been asked about his NHL future a year ago I would’ve said “career AHLer” but after watching him some this season I’d say he takes Emery’s job next season. The kid’s been impressive without a ton of help with the Phantoms. I think he’s a solid NHL backup with the potential to be a spot starter.

    • mrpinkca - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Career AHLer? Sounds like a flyers goalie to me.

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