Michael Del Zotto D PHI 5 days ago

Del Zotto collected two assists in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.

The blueliner has only suited up for 57 games this season, but with nine goals and 19 assists, he's closing in on his third season of 30 points or more.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 2 weeks ago

Del Zotto (upper body) will play Thursday against the Flames, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

The return of Del Zotto provides the Flyers with not only one of their most effective scorers from the blue line, but on the entire team. Over his last 21 games prior to missing six contests with the upper-body injury, Del Zotto notched 16 points; only forward Wayne Simmonds put up as many points during that span. The Flyers reassigned Brandon Manning to AHL Lehigh Valley to clear the way for Del Zotto's return to the lineup.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 2 weeks ago

Del Zotto (upper body) said that he's ready to return to the lineup Thursday against the Flames, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Del Zotto has missed the last six games with the upper-body injury, but is traveling with the Flyers on their four-game road trip and has been able to resume practicing with the club. Evidently, he's made enough progress in the eyes of the medical staff, though his return to the lineup likely won't be formally confirmed until after Thursday's morning skate. With nine goals and 26 points on the campaign -- both of which trail only Mark Streit among Flyers blueliners -- Del Zotto could earn a contract extension before the season comes to a close.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 2 weeks ago

Del Zotto (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Canucks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Per the report, Del Zotto -- last played on March 7 -- is a candidate to return to action as soon as Thursday against the Flames.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 2 weeks ago

Del Zotto (upper body) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Senators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Del Zotto will travel with the Flyers for their four-game road trip that kicks off Sunday and ends Mar. 21 in Edmonton. It seems more likely than not that the blueliner won't be available to the latter end of the trip at the earliest, since he remains limited to skating on his own for the time being.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 3 weeks ago

Del Zotto (upper body) skated on his own prior to Friday's practice, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.

According to the report, Del Zotto was on the ice for about 15 minutes, but didn't appear to be very comfortable while skating. With that in mind, it appears safe to rule him out for Saturday's game against the Red Wings, while a return for Sunday's game in Ottawa remains similarly shrouded in doubt.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 3 weeks ago

General manager Ron Hextall said that Del Zotto (upper body) is "very doubtful" to play Saturday against the Red Wings, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Del Zotto plans to skate Friday to test out how much progress he has made with the injury, but it doesn't sound like he's closing in on a return just yet. However, if Del Zotto is able to demonstrate that he's reasonably healthy when he gets back on the ice, the Flyers might be more willing to let him play Sunday in Ottawa for the second game of a back-to-back.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 3 weeks ago

Del Zotto will miss 7-10 days due to an upper-body injury, the Flyers' official site reports.

Per the report, look for Brandon Manning, who is slated to be paired with Andrew MacDonald, to fill in for Del Zotto, beginning Sunday against New Jersey.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 4 weeks ago

Del Zotto lit the lamp for the game-tying goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over St. Louis.

Del Zotto has two goals in his last three games, and seems to have stepped up his game after the departure via trade of fellow defenseman Braydon Coburn. He's worth a look if you're struggling for defensive production.

Michael Del Zotto D PHI 1 month ago

Del Zotto potted the eventual game-winner against his former club in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.

Del Zotto has four points in his last five games, and his ice time has been steadily ticking up. The former first-round pick has a big upside if he can continue this solid play. He's still available in most leagues, and could make a solid pickup as the Flyers push for the playoffs.