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Who's Going to Vegas? Flyers Unveil Expansion Draft Protected List

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    Who's Going to Vegas? Flyers Unveil Expansion Draft Protected List
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    Who's going to Vegas? Flyers unveil expansion draft protected list

    There were a couple surprises on the Flyers' protected list, which the NHL released Sunday morning, prior to this week's expansion draft.

    General manager Ron Hextall decided to protect young goalie Anthony Stolarz while leaving veteran goalie Michal Neuvirth exposed.

    He also opted to protect forward Scott Laughton, whose future on this team is somewhat questionable given the talent ahead of him, while leaving Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Michael Raffl and Jordan Weal (UFA) unprotected.

    First and second-year players like Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny were exempt from the draft and do not have to be protected.

    Here's the Flyers' protected list:

    Forwards (7)
    Sean Couturier
    Valtteri Filppula
    Claude Giroux
    Scott Laughton
    Brayden Schenn
    Wayne Simmonds
    Jakub Voracek

    Defensemen (3)
    Shayne Gostisbehere
    Radko Gudas
    Brandon Manning

    Goaltender (1)
    Anthony Stolarz

    The players from which the Vegas Golden Knights can choose from who were left unprotected are:

    Forwards
    Bellemare, Greg Carey, Chris Connor, Boyd Gordon, Taylor Leier, Colin McDonald, Andy Miele, Raffl, Matt Read, Chris VandeVelde, Jordan Weal, Dale Weise, and Eric Wellwood.

    Defensemen
    T.J. Brennan, Michael Del Zotto, Andrew MacDonald, Will O'Neill, Jesper Petterson, Nick Schultz.

    Goalies
    Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth.

    The expansion draft is set for Wednesday.