As the Flyers brace for a potential extension of their season into the playoffs, their affiliate in Allentown, Pa. won't meet the same fate.
With a 31-32-4-3 record, 69 points and seventh-place standing in the American League's Atlantic Division, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will be watching from the outside as the Calder Cup Playoffs begin. It extends the Phantoms' playoff drought to seven seasons -- with them last making the playoffs in 2008-09, their final year as the Philadelphia Phantoms.
But as the number of Phantoms games this season reaches the single-digits -- they have just six games remaining in the 2015-16 campaign -- they will still provide fans with something worth watching. They brought up Travis Sanheim on Sunday on an amateur try-out, and announced Monday that Radel Fazleev and Nicolas Aubé-Kubel have been added to the mix as well.