On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Flyers reassigned Danick Martel to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Many felt the move was made so Martel could play in two games with the Phantoms before the Flyers next game on Saturday, but that does not appear to be the case.
According to Sam Carchidi of philly.com, Martel will remain in the AHL for the foreseeable future and Jordan Weal will take his place in the lineup against the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Weal skated on the second line with Nolan Patrick and Wayne Simmonds.
“I think he needs to hit the restart button a little bit and have a fresh start and that’s exactly what this opportunity should provide for him. As I’ve said before, his work ethic, his passion, none of that is lacking – nor has it ever been,” head coach Dave Hakstol said of Weal after today’s practice. “It’s a little bit of a restart for him so he can get back in the lineup and just have that fresh feel and fresh start.”
Are you happy to see Jordan Weal back to the lineup or did you want to see more Danick Martel?