Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
9 hours ago

Voracek posted four shots on goal in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old still sits one score shy of recording 20 goals for the third straight season. Voracek has four goals and 13 points in the last 10 games, but most of that production came at the beginning of the month. He actually only has one point in the past four contests. Voracek has 19 goals and 63 points in 71 games this season. With only seven games remaining, he no longer has a realistic shot at a second straight 80-point campaign. Voracek will have to average a point per game down the stretch to just reach the 70-point plateau.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
1 week ago

Voracek has fully served the two-game suspension for his hit on Johnny Boychuk in last Saturday's win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Voracek lost an appeal regarding the two-game ban, with the Flyers defeating the Senators but dropping one to the Capitals in his absence. Look for the veteran to reprise his role in the top six and No. 1 power-play unit against the Maple Leafs on Friday.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Voracek's appeal of a two-game ban was upheld by commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

As a result of Bettman's decision, Voracek will miss Thursday's clash with Washington. The winger practiced with the team Wednesday in anticipation that he would be available, but instead, Samuel Morin will likely slot into the lineup as a seventh defensemen, which is how the team managed the lineup versus Ottawa on Monday.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Voracek has filled an appeal through the NHLPA of his two-game suspension, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even if the league is able to expedite Voracek's appeal, it seems unlikely a ruling would be delivered in time for Monday's matchup with Ottawa. At best, the winger will hope to see his ban reduced to one game in order to allow him to suit up for Thursday's clash with Washington. Assuming Voracek can't play, the Flyers will need to either promote a player from the minors or utilize seven defesenmen.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Voracek has been suspended two games for his hit on Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Voracek put Boychuk into the concussion protocol when he caught the blueliner up high as Boychuk was going in for a hit of his own. The owner of 18 goals and 61 points through 66 games will sit out Monday against Ottawa and Thursday against Washington before being eligible to return Friday in Toronto.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Voracek will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on Johnny Boychuk in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

As Boychuk was racing down a puck, Voracek turned and hit him high and forced Boychuk to the locker room. Voracek received a five-minute major for the hit, but he'll likely get tagged with a suspension. He's a first-time offender, so it will likely be a shorter ban.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Voracek (lower body) will be fit to play in Saturday's game against the Islanders, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A previous report indicated that Voracek wasn't at practice Thursday, but he ended up joining the team and took part in special teams drills, per Dave Isaac of the Courier Post. Voracek has produced 18 goals and 41 assists -- including 15 power-play points -- through 65 games this season, so don't hesitate to plug him back into lineups at this time.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Voracek (lower body) was not at practice Friday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a discouraging development, as Voracek was expected to return to practice Thursday, but has now missed two consecutive on-ice sessions to cast even more doubt that he'll miss Saturday's road game against the Islanders. Oskar Lindbolm and Travis Konecny should continue rounding out the top six on the right wing as long as Voracek is held out.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Voracek (lower body) will not make his return to the practice ice until Friday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Voracek's delayed return to the ice could cast more doubt on his status for Saturday's game against the Islanders, though it doesn't officially rule him out. With the Flyers largely out of the playoff hunt, there's little reason for the club to rush its star winger back, so he would likely need to show he's clearly healthy to make it into Saturday's lineup.

Jakub Voracek
RW PHI
3 weeks ago

Voracek (lower body) will visit a doctor Wednesday and hopes to retake the ice Thursday against the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Voracek can effectively be ruled out for Wednesday's contest against the Capitals, though it sounds like he's highly questionable for Saturday versus the Islanders as well. The 2007 first-round pick missed his first game in over two years Sunday because of the injury and it came at the worst time possible, as Voracek had notched nine points over the previous four games.