Gostisbehere to Leigh Valley for Conditioning Stint

The Leigh Valley Phantoms have reported early Sunday morning that Shayne Gostisbehere will be joining the Phantoms for a couple games, or weeks on a conditioning stint. This is not an uncommon thing for players to do. Ghost has not played a game since the beginning of February and can’t just be reinserted to the line up. Also, given the success of the Flyers lately I don’t know how easy it would be to pull someone out.

NHL: New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers

After being drafted #78 overall by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Draft, Ghost played 3 seasons for Union College, where he won a NCAA championship in Philadelphia of all places. During that time in College he did appear in 7 games for the Phantoms, registering 6 assists. In his first full season pro he put up 10 points in 14 games for the Phantoms. He was then called up by the Flyers and has been more or less a mainstay on the Flyers lineup since the 2015/2016 season.

Ghost has struggled since the 2017/18 season where he had a career high of 65 points. He has sadly struggled in a season where injury has only allowed him to play 41 games, in which he only has 12 points. I think personally this is all good timing for Ghost and the Phantoms. The Phantoms are currently 7th in the Atlantic Division with a record of 23-24-1. Having “Phan” favorite Ghost come down to The Valley should get his engine going, and hopefully get the Phantoms back on track.

-Branded Mitch

Featured Image- Circling The Wagon

Ghost Flyers Picture- Broad Street Hockey

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