It is an interesting time for the Philadelphia Flyers. Five players from the season-opening roster will not be on the ice with the team in Anaheim, along with one of the guys who was supposed to be a replacement.
For many players on the team, this will be an opportunity to show just how much worth they have to this team.
Guys like Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Matt Read should all see time with the top two lines. It seems reasonable to expect that at least one of the guys will step up in the absence of some more established names.
On the flip side of the coin, there will also be those who do the exact opposite; a few skaters who simply will not benefit from the additional playing time. Here are five players for whom additional playing time will prove problematic.