As per the official game sheet, Jeff Carter will re-join the Philadelphia lineup tonight, while Chris Pronger will miss a second straight game and Adam McQuaid will sit out as well for Boston.
Neither McQuaid nor Pronger were on the ice for warm-ups for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between Boston and Philadelphia. The Bruins lead the series, 2-0. Pronger missed Game 2 with an undisclosed injury, while McQuaid suffered a sprained neck in that contest.
Carter, who led the Flyers in goals during the regular season, has been out since Game 4 of the Flyers’ series with Buffalo.
“He’s a big-time goal-scorer. He skates the puck really well,” forward Scott Hartnell said about Carter this morning. “Defensively, he’s not a liability. When we get him back, whenever that is, it’ll be a big lift for us.”
Tim Thomas starts in net for Boston against Philadelphia’s Brian Boucher.
Here are the lines and D pairs for the two clubs as per warm-ups: