Jason Akeson RW PHI 3 months ago

Akeson was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday, TheAHL.com reports.

Akeson appeared in the Flyers' regular-season finale Saturday against the Senators, seeing 13:21 of action. Over 13 games with the Flyers this season, Akeson failed to score a single point, a surprise development after he lit up the AHL ranks for 22 goals and 51 points in 53 games. At 24 years old, he's not really much of prospect at this stage and may only be viewed by the Flyers as organizational depth.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 3 months ago

Akeson was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

Akeson will enter the lineup for Saturday's season finale against the Senators with Vincent Lecavalier ruled out with a concussion. The winger was one of the leading scorers for Lehigh Valley with an impressive 22 goals and 29 assists over 53 games, but he floundered during his 12-game stay with the Flyers earlier this season, producing no points in 12 games before being placed on waivers.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 3 months ago

Akeson will be sent back down to AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday, Randy Miller of NJ.com reports.

Akeson was called up earlier in the day Saturday, but was scratched from the lineup against San Jose. Oliver Lauridsen and Mark Alt were also sent down to the AHL after Saturday's game.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 3 months ago

Akeson was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Akeson will give the Flyers some depth after both Wayne Simmonds (leg) and RJ Umberger (hip) were recently ruled out for the season. After claiming an opening night roster spot for the Flyers, Akeson was demoted to the minors in November after failing to register a point in any of his 12 games.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 5 months ago

The Flyers have sent Akeson to AHL Lehigh Valley.

Akeson was called up by the Flyers in case Matt Read (flu) wasn't able to play Saturday against the Sabres, but Read ended up playing, with Akeson thus made a healthy scratch by the team.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 5 months ago

Akeson was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

The Flyers moved defenseman Braydon Coburn (lower body) to open up the 23-man roster spot for Akeson. With Scott Laughton nursing an upper-body ailment, Akeson's arrival will help the Flyers restore some depth at forward. However, Akeson's opportunities to join the lineup could be limited, as he was a total non-factor after earning a roster spot with the parent club out of training camp. He was held without a point over 12 games with Philadelphia before getting placed on waivers.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 7 months ago

Akeson cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Friday.

The 24-year-old went unclaimed after failing to muster a single point over 12 games with the Flyers. Playing outside of a top-six role seemed to be his downfall with the Flyers, but he's proven to be a potent scorer in the AHL when he receives more consistent minutes.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 7 months ago

Akeson was waived by the Flyers on Thursday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Akeson received the opportunity to compete for a top-six role with the Flyers in training camp, but was never able to gain much momentum in the job battle. Forced to settle for checking-line duties for most of the season, Akeson has predictably struggled to provide much offense, accumulating no points and seven shots on goal over 12 games. The Flyers will hope to sneak him back to AHL Lehigh Valley in an attempt to help him rediscover his scoring touch.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 8 months ago

Akeson will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Stars, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Akeson hasn't taken well to checking-line duty in the first two weeks of the season, accruing no points through four games. While he has shown a willingness to hit (seven) in his limited ice time, he's unlikely to yield much fantasy value so long as he remains outside of the team's top-six forward ranks.

Jason Akeson RW PHI 9 months ago

Akeson scored on a nifty backhand in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Capitals.

Akeson flashed some energy at the end of last season, and his enthusiasm figures to make him a fan favorite. As a fourth-liner, his ice-time limitations diminish his fantasy value, so he'll go undrafted in many leagues. But his knack for scoring make him a nice value pick in late rounds.