The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that Tony DeAngelo has been given a non-roster designation due to personal reasons, meaning he won’t be available to the team for now. The team has recalled Olle Lycksell from the AHL to take his roster spot.
DeAngelo, 27, last played for the Flyers on December 7, and then was held out of the lineup when Cam York was recalled. The team made it clear at that point that DeAngelo was a healthy scratch, though a couple of days later, it was revealed that he flew home to deal with a family matter. With the non-roster designation, the team can recall an extra player to fill out the roster.
Lycksell, 23, made his NHL debut at the start of the season after an impressive training camp but was quickly sent down to polish his game further in the minor leagues. The young forward is in his first year in North America but that hasn’t slowed him down. In 16 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Lycksell has five goals and 16 points, continuing his breakout performance from the Swedish ranks.
A sixth-round pick in 2017, there’s no limit to the energy that Lycksell brings to every shift. While there are still many questions about whether he’ll be able to produce offensively at the NHL level, he’s done everything he could to show he deserves a chance.