Jeff Carter, who sat out the final two periods of Wednesday’s Game 4 loss in Buffalo, is likely to be considered doubtful for Friday’s pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Officially, the Flyers are saying their leading goal scorer from the regular season is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. No shock. But Carter collided with 6-8 Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers late in the first period on Wednesday and appeared to go knee-to-knee with Myers.
Both players briefly left the game. Myers was the only one to return.
Carter, who netted 36 goals this season, did not skate with the team’s scratches today and was not seen at the team’s training facility. He was limping badly leaving HSBC Arena on Wednesday.