Flyers hope to spark Voracek by moving him to left wing

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Flyers forward Jakub Voracek‘ scoring slump is reaching “ridiculous” territory.

After scoring 22 goals and 81 points last season, the 26-year-old has just one goal and 16 points in 30 games this year.

The Flyers have tried moving him to a different line (away from Claude Giroux), but that hasn’t worked either.

So what’s the next step?

A position change.

Voracek will move from right wing to left wing, and he’ll do so on a line with Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds.

“It’s going to be a new challenge and obviously a little bit different timing,” Voracek said, per Philly.com. “Just have to adjust to it and find a way to produce as a line.”

Despite a mediocre 12-12-6 record, the Flyers are just four points behind New Jersey for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Voracek will make his season-debut at left wing when Philadelphia hosts Carolina tonight.

He scored his only goal of the season against the ‘Canes on Nov. 14.