The Flyers announced on Monday that they have loaned Tye McGinn to the Phantoms.
McGinn suffered a broken orbital bone in a fight with the Maple Leafs' Mike Brown and had surgery to repair the bone on Feb. 28. General manager Paul Holmgren said he expected McGinn to be out for four weeks.
Monday, as he was en route for the Glens Falls area, McGinn said that he was ready to play though he would still be wearing a cage.
McGinn also said that he was not given an indication as to how long he would be with the Phantoms, if this is a conditioning stint or a longer-term reassignment.
A second-year professional, McGinn was a somewhat-unexpected invite to Flyers training camp. He caught the Flyers' attention with 15 points in 33 games with the Phantoms, many of which came on the power play.
McGinn returned to the Phantoms after Flyers training camp, but then returned to Philadelphia a few days later. He has played 16 games with the Flyers and scored five points. He also dropped the gloves two times prior to his fight with Mike Brown. According to hockeyfights.com, McGinn earned wins over the Rangers' Kris Newbury and Winnipeg's Mark Stuart.