It’s getting Frosty in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Flyers have called up forward prospect Morgan Frost from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
❄️ There’s a Frost Warning in Philly. ❄️ pic.twitter.com/aSDxbRw3oW
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 18, 2019
Chuck Fletcher has shown no hesitation to call up players to improve the club, and this situation is no different. After a few lackluster games offensively, he’ll look to Frost to provide a spark.
Frost was in competition for a roster spot in training camp, but an injury hampered his progress. However, after 16 games in the AHL, he’ll get his first taste of NHL action.
Frost has five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 16 games with the Phantoms this season. He had a seven-game point streak (four goals, five assists) from Oct. 18 to Nov. 3, and then three points in two games (one goal, two assists) on Nov. 9 and 11.
It’ll be interesting to see where Frost lines up with the Flyers. He takes the roster spot of Carsen Twarynski, who was playing on the third-line wing. However, Frost could slot in as the third-line center if the Flyers want to move Claude Giroux back to wing and go with Sean Couturier, Kevin Hayes and Frost down the middle.
Either way, the Flyers now have a formidable group of forwards in their top nine — and all four lines across the board.
Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, Jake Voracek, Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom and James van Riemsdyk are seven veteran forwards capable of playing in a top-six — or top-line — role. Joel Farabee has proven himself in his young NHL career as well, and Frost now joins them for nine great forwards. Add in Michael Raffl, Scott Laughton (soon returning from injury) and Tyler Pitlick, and you have four lines that can be trusted in all situations.
Frost will make his NHL debut on Tuesday night in Florida against the Panthers.