Thursday, 10 September 2015

Provorov Back in Brandon - For Now

Ivan Provorov
  Ivan Provorov was practicing with the Brandon Wheat Kings on Thursday.

  The Russian defenceman cleared up his visa issues earlier this week and had arrived back in the Wheat City earlier in the day.

  He'll only be in Brandon for a couple of days before leaving for Philadelphia'a rookie camp.

  "Just get back into game mode and be around the boys and around the team," said Provorov on Thursday, "Just get back to the team-life kind of thing."

  Provorov is expected to play in Brandon's pre-season games against the Regina Pats this weekend, a move that might improve his chances of being a Flyer for a longer period of time.

  Drafted seventh overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, Provorov seems to legitimately have a shot at playing in the National Hockey League this season and that's a goal he's setting for himself.

  "Every player tried to make the team so I just want to play hard, work hard during practices and everything like that," said Provorov, "Try to make the team and see what happens there and, if not, come back here and have a good team year and, hopefully, try to win a championship here."

  Provorov signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers in July.

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