5 questions as Flyers shape 2022-23 roster, prepare for start of John Tortorella era

There’s one more tune-up and a week of practice before the real thing begins for John Tortorella and company.

The Flyers’ new head coach did not implement system work early on in training camp. His primary focus was conditioning, work ethic and familiarizing himself with 60-plus healthy players. The Flyers’ roster is down to around the high-30s, excluding players with any type of injury that isn’t considered a day-to-day issue. With a noteworthy big club group, the Flyers started to introduce system work on the ice last Friday.

“We put the groups up on the board and it’s pretty simple as far as what the groups mean,” Tortorella said Friday. “I think you can interchange some players as we go through here depending on what goes on as far as practice habits or what we see, but that’s kind of what we started today.

“I still don’t know who the 20-man or 23-man roster is going to be. I still think there are a lot of question marks as far as both on the back end and in the forward lines.”

So this is an important week for the Flyers. They have injuries to deal with, roster decisions to make and a system to hammer down before trying to turn the page from a 25-46-11 season.

The Flyers’ roster, which can be at a max of 23 players, must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 10. The club…

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