The Flyers on Friday announced Ray Emery is day to day with a lower-body injury and goalie Cal Heeter was recalled from the Phantoms on an emergency basis.
Emery suffered the injury in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Sharks. The 31-year-old replaced Steve Mason in the second period before exiting in the third.
According to CSNPhilly.com's Tim Panaccio, Emery injured his groin (see story). General manager Paul Holmgren said it was not his hip, which he's had serious issues with in the past.
"It has nothing to do with his hip, it's lower body," Holmgren said after practice Friday.
With Emery out, Heeter will back up Mason on Saturday when the Flyers host the Rangers at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.
The 25-year-old netminder is 15-19-0 with a 2.48 goals against average and .916 save percentage in 35 games this year with the Phantoms.
Heeter was also suspended three games for his part in a line brawl between the Phantoms and Portland Pirates on Feb. 17. That suspension expired with the Phantoms' game vs. the Utica Comets Friday night.
On March 6, 2012, the Flyers signed Heeter as a free agent out of Ohio State.
He has no NHL experience, however he did appear in a preseason game with the Flyers this year. He backstopped the Flyers to their only preseason victory on Sept. 16 -- a 3-2 shootout win over the Maple Leafs.