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Chris Stewart Trying To Make It In Philadelphia

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Chris Stewart, a physical right winger who had two 28-goal seasons early in a career that was bursting with promise, knows this could be his last chance to earn a spot on an NHL roster.

He won’t go away quietly.

Stewart, 31, is battling for a bottom-six job at the Flyers’ training camp, and he has this working for him: His 6-foot-2, 243-pound frame might open room for his linemates, and he excels in board battles because of his size....

“My expectations,” said Stewart, who has been on a line with Michael Raffl and Scott Laughton at training camp, “are to make this hockey club. That’s the only thing on my mind. I prepare every day.”

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher twice made trades for Stewart when he was Minnesota’s GM, and he signed him to a tryout contract with the Flyers.

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