On a three-game losing streak, the Philadelphia Flyers have decided it is time to inject a little youth into their lineup. The team has recalled top prospect Morgan Frost from the minor leagues, giving him his first chance at the NHL level.
Frost, 20, was selected 27th overall in the 2017 draft but quickly became one of the most interesting prospects in the entire league. The year after his draft he recorded 141 points in 81 games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL and followed it up with another outstanding season in 2018-19. In his first year of professional hockey he has 12 points in 16 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms but will now get his chance to perform at the highest level.
There are few players in the Flyers organization with the kind of offensive upside that Frost represents, but there are still questions about his ability to hold down the center ice position at the NHL level. What better way to test that than to throw him into the fire during a short road trip.
Philadelphia plays tomorrow night in Florida against the Panthers and will then travel to a game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Though there has been no confirmation that Frost will be in the lineup, it would be an odd move to recall him with no intention of getting him into any action.
The team has also recalled Joel Farabee and Andy Andreoff, sending Carsen Twarynski to the minor leagues.
The Flyers have nothing to loose with this move but play him at center and play him for at least 10-15 games before making a decision as to if he needs more seasoning in the AHL.