BOSTON — Injury information was pretty scarce around the Flyers today at TD Garden, even after forward Jeff Carter took the morning skate with his teammates.
Philadelphia head coach Peter Laviolette was asked if theoretically he could envision Carter dressing and playing even a bit role in tonight’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Bruins.
“I think I’m going to pass on all theoretical questions this morning,” said the milquetoast bench boss.
As for how Carter looked, Laviolette noted: “Jeff Carter looked good this morning.”
The Flyers, down 0-2 in the series, could use Carter, who has been out with a knee injury since Game 4 of the team’s previous series with Buffalo. The team’s leading goal-scorer in the regular season, Carter wasn’t any more helpful when asked about his status this morning.
“I don’t know” was his go-to answer to several inquiries in a media scrum after he was one of the first players to leave the ice. He only started skating yesterday for the first time since the injury.
It looks like if Carter returns, he would be the only injured Flyers player to get in the game. Neither defenseman Chris Pronger, who missed Game 2, nor forward Andreas Nodl, who hasn’t played since Game 2 against Buffalo, skated this morning. Yesterday Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren classified all his injury players as day-to-day.