Nicklas Grossmann is still suffering from post-concussion syndrome.
He is scheduled to revisit a neurologist in Pittsburgh on May 6, along with fellow Flyers defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon, for follow-up exams. They are suffering from vestibular imbalance, which affects motion and balance. It is the same affliction that has hindered Chris Pronger from returning to normalcy.
Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren expects Andrej Meszaros to be fully recovered for next season.
"Andrej is a big, strong guy," Holmgren said. "He has had 18 months of bad luck ... the work they did on his shoulder will make it stronger. He's a hard-working kid. I have no issues or worries." Meszaros was limited to 11 games in 2013 and his season ended after he played March 26 against the Rangers because he needed shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren emphatically stated that Peter Laviolette will coach the team next season.
You never know with the Flyers, but they're at least saying all the right things about a coach whose stay has been pretty successful except for this rough season.
The most important news is that Ilya Bryzgalov has opted to play for Russia in the 2013 IIHF World Championships.
It sounds like he'll be the No.1 instead of Sergei Bobrovsky. Bryzgalov also made waves by blasting the Philadelphia media on Sunday. At least he'll get a taste of the Russian media he occasionally complained about as a palate cleanser.
Steve Mason's victory on Saturday was the 100th of his career.
Mason won the Calder Trophy in 2008-09, but he was never able to replicate that success in Columbus. A change of scenery seems to have served him well as he posted a 1.90 GAA and .944 save percentage in seven games with Philadelphia. That being said, Mason is a huge gamble in 2013-14, even in the unlucky scenario where Ilya Bryzgalov gets bought out over the summer.
Jason Akeson scored his first NHL goal in his debut on Saturday.
"It feels pretty good," Akeson said. "It's pretty exciting. The puck popped out there on a nice play by G (Claude Giroux) and luckily I was able to put it home. I know my family and friends are here and are probably loving it just as much as I am right now. It's fun to experience this. I don't know what else I can say. I'm pretty speechless right now." Akeson had an amazing season. He started with the ECHL Trenton Titans and worked his way up the ranks.
Steve Mason blocked 43 shots in the Flyers' 2-1 victory versus the Senators on Saturday night.
Mason finishes the season with four straight wins and a 1.90 goals-against average and .944 save percentage since being traded to Philadelphia. It's unclear whether Ilya Bryzgalov will be bought out this offseason, but at least the Flyers now have someone in Mason who might thrive in with a fresh start.