Transactions: Ersson Recalled to Flyers, Maier Rejoins Phantoms

Phantoms Host Hershey Bears Tonight at PPL Center

December 21, 2022

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled goaltender Sam Ersson from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In a separate move, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms have recalled goaltender Nolan Maier from the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Ersson, 23, has played in 18 games with the Phantoms this season going 9-8-1, 2.72, .910. The Flyers’ fifth-round selection in 2018 from Falun, Sweden played in only five games last year during his injury-hampered North American rookie campaign.

Since November 5, Ersson has gone 9-4-0, 2.52, .915. He picked up his first career pro win in North America on November 5 at Laval which began a win streak through November 19 through which Ersson went 5-0-0, 1.76, .940.

Maier, 21, is 1-0-1, 1.49, .912 in two games with the Phantoms this season. He won in his AHL debut on November 26 with 14 saves in a 5-1 victory against Rochester and, more recently, took a 2-1 overtime loss against Providence on Saturday. With the Reading Royals this season, Maier has gone 6-2-1, 2.28, .910. The 6’0″ tall native of Yorkton, SK set an all-time WHL record with 122 career wins with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL.

The Phantoms return to action tonight against the Hershey Bears at PPL Center

Wednesday, December 21 (7:05) vs. HERSHEY BEARS
Friday, December 23 (7:05) at Springfield Thunderbirds
Wednesday, December 28 (7:05) vs. Bridgeport Islanders
Friday, December 30 (7:05) at Utica Comets
Saturday, December 31 (7:05) vs. WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS


Wednesday, December 21 (7:05) vs. Hershey Bears – Pregame Happy Hour, $2 Miller Lites and Yuenglings

Wednesday, December 28 (7:05) vs. Bridgeport Islanders – Pregame Happy Hour, $2 Miller Lites and Yuenglings

Saturday, December 31 (7:05) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Penn Community Bank. Including festivities and great fun on Hamilton Street right after the game right with the World’s Largest Puck-Drop to ring in 2023!