Over the weekend, Philadelphia Flyers general manager told reporters that the team would take a seventh defenseman with them on their two game road trip to the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets this week.
The Flyers officially made their roster move on Monday morning by recalling Mark Alt from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Alt has played in four games for the Flyers this season. He has no points and a 53.0 CF% while averaging 9:25 of ice time per game. He has two goals and six points in 11 games for the Phantoms.
In other team news, Brian Elliott will make his third straight start on Tuesday night versus at the Minnesota Wild. In his last two starts, Elliot stopped 64 of the 66 shots he faced for a .970 save percentage. There is no word yet on who the starter will be in Winnipeg on Thursday.