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Edmonton/Philadelphia Goalie Trade

Edmonton Oilers release,

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anthony Stolarz from Philadelphia in exchange for goaltender Cam Talbot.

Stolarz, 25, has appeared in 12 games for Philadelphia this season, with a 4-3-3 record, a 3.33 GAA and a .902 SV%.

The 6’6”, 210-pound goaltender is in his second NHL season, and fifth as a professional.  The native of Edison, NJ was originally a second round draft pick of Philadelphia, 45th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Stolarz played for the U.S. at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship, finishing fifth overall.  He played for the OHL’s London Knights from 2012-14, appearing in two Memorial Cups and capturing one OHL Championship


added 6:37am, from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Keith Gretzky accomplished what Peter Chiarelli seemingly never could. He won a trade. His first one, as a matter of fact.

This isn’t to say that the Philadelphia Flyers got fleeced when they took Cam Talbot in exchange for Anthony Stolarz. Not at all. The Flyers got the support for young starter Carter Hart that they felt they required, and with Hart’s emergence, the 25-year-old Stolarz became expendable for Philly.

But let’s look at this deal from Gretzky’s perspective, an interim general manager in Edmonton who has inherited perhaps the most mismanaged cap in the National Hockey League today.

Gretzky was under pressure to drop $1.3 million in cap space by Tuesday, to make room for the return of defenceman Andrej Sekera, currently on a conditioning assignment in the AHL. That acute need put Gretzky in a position of weakness, and everyone across the NHL knew it.

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Michael Del Zotto Returns To The Flyers’ Lineup And Anthony Stolarz Makes His NHL Debut

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

After three games as a healthy scratch, defenseman Michael Del Zotto will return to the Flyers' lineup Sunday night against Calgary, based on Saturday's practice in Voorhees.

Entering the preseason, Del Zotto figured to be the Flyers' No. 1 defenseman. But he injured his left knee against his former team, the New York Rangers, during an Oct. 6 exhibition and missed the season's first 12 games. The Flyers went 6-5-1 in that stretch.

Del Zotto returned to the lineup Nov. 5, but struggled and was benched last week.

"Any time you're not playing, you're not feeling the best about yourself," Del Zotto said after Saturday's practice. "But I've been in this situation numerous times. To me, I just look at it as another obstacle, another piece of adversity to overcome. Deal with it head-on and I'll be better from it."...

Del Zotto is excited for goalie Anthony Stolarz, who is expected to make his NHL debut Sunday. Steve Mason has started six straight games.

"I know he's been waiting a while to get his start; Mase has been playing great for us. He's been standing on his head and keeping us in games," Del Zotto said. "Stolie is excited. It makes you think back to your first game and your first start."

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Video- Goaltender Anthony Stolarz of The London Knights With A Stick Swing To The Head

from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,

Windsor’s coach was also hopeful that London would need another goalie for Game 4. Knights netminder Anthony Stolarz was assessed a high-sticking minor in the first period after he chopped down Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang with a high stick.

Boughner felt the infraction warranted a much stiffer penalty.

“A one-hand swing at a man’s head and you get a two-minute penalty?” Boughner asked. “Hopefully, the league looks into that.

“In my mind, there should further discipline.”

more on the game, which saw Windsor lose 10-2 and go down 0-3 to London in the OHL playoffs...

Watch the incident below...

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Video- Goaltender Anthony Stolarz Suffers Skate Cut To The Back Of His Leg

Anthony Stolarz, a 2nd round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2012, suffered a cut to the back of his leg.

You can watch the incident below. (caution, blood on the ice)

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