Flyers Sign Rookie Sbisa, Downie Hurt, Flyers Win

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 ·

The Flyers signed their 2008 first round pick, Luca Sbisa to an entry-level contract.

"We consider Luca a good, young prospect for us," said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. "We are happy to have it done. He has continued to play well for us through training camp. The fact that he is still here shows that we think very highly of him, and at the end of the day, we will do what we feel is right for the organization and what we feel is right for the development of this young player.” [Comcast Sportsnet]
For a young kid, Sbisa has had a very good preseason as he battling with Steve Eminger and other for a Flyers roster spot. He likely will not be up to start the year with the Flyers, but he has already impressed the front office and coach John Stevens enough to continue to keep him with the club, deep into preseason.

Tonight in the Flyers 2-1 win, Steve Downie was injured after fighting Jay Beagle. News has yet to be reported on what Downie's injury is. Glen Metropolit and Joffrey Lupul scored for the Flyers. Marty Biron made 19 saves. Game Summary

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