Flyers recall D Shayne Gostisbehere

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall doesn't want to be  patient after all.

The Flyers announced today they have recalled defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Gostisbehere was scratched from tonight's Phantoms game against the Hershey Bears.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Flyers defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald would each miss four weeks with lower-body injuries.

It was originally thought that Mark Alt would get the call from Lehigh. That's still a possibility as the Flyers only have six active defensemen with Gostisbehere.

In three games with the Phantoms this season, Gostisbehere has two assists.