Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon will be recalled
by the Philadelphia Flyers from the Adirondack
Phantoms according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
The Flyers are also bringing up goalie Jason Bacashihua
and will be reassigning Brad Phillips from Trenton
(ECHL) to Adirondack to serve as Michael Leighton's
The moves are happening following the recent injuries
to Kimmo Timonen and Ilya Bryzgalov. This will
be Bacashihua's second stint with the Flyers as
a backup goalie. He was also called up in early
February when Bryzgalov had the flu but Bacashihua
did not play in his week-long stretch in the NHL
and served as backup to Sergei Bobrovsky.
The 29-year-old from Dearborn Heights, Michigan
was a first-round selection of the Dallas Stars
in 1999. He has 36 games of NHL experience with
the St. Louis Blues from 2005-07. This season
with Adirondack he has gone 8-10-1, 2.99, .902.
Phillips is a second-year pro from Farmington
Hills, Michigan who has played most of the season
with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL going 8-14-2,
3.41, .883. The Notre Dame product was thrust
into the spotlight in a February 26, Sunday afternoon
game when Jason Bacashihua was nursing an injury
and Michael Leighton came down with the flu. Phillips
made a number of dazzling saves among his 35 total
in his big AHL debut in a 4-3 win over the Syracuse
Crunch. It remains his only game-action in an
Adirondack Phantoms' uniform.
Bourdon is a 22-year-old from St. Hyacinthe, Quebec
and is headed to the NHL on his second ever call-up.
On his first stint with the Flyers beginning last
November, he turned what was expected to be a
short stay into a 39-game stretch over three months
in which he scored two goals and two assists,
played in the Winter Classic against the New York
Rangers and played at his hometown Montreal Canadiens.
Bourdon was loaned back to the Phantoms in February
but was sidelined for a few weeks with injury
before returning to the lineup on March 17 against
Syracuse when he scored his first Adirondack goal
of the season. He played in four Phantoms games
in his latest stay with the club.
He has played in 18 games with the Phantoms this
year along with his 39 games with the Flyers.
Bourdon is in his third season of professional
hockey and was a third-round selection of Philadelphia
(67th overall) in the 2008 NHL entry draft. He
has played in 125 games with the Phantoms in his
three seasons with the club.
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