Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Flyers lineup changes; Pronger out

As expected, Chris Pronger will not play Game 1 Thursday against visiting Buffalo.

Flyers lineup changes; Pronger out

0 comments

As expected, Chris Pronger will not play Game 1 Thursday against visiting Buffalo.

But in a minor surprise, it appears winger Nik Zherdev will be a healthy scratch.

Here are the expected lines:

* Danny Briere centering Ville Leino and Scott Hartnell.

What is the most worrisome injury?
Chase Utley’s knee
Chris Pronger’s hand
Brad Lidge’s shoulder
Stewart Bradley’s elbow and knee

* Claude Giroux centering Jeff Cater and Andreas Nodl.

* Mike Richards centering Kris Versteeg and James van Riemsdyk.

* Blair Betts centering Dan Carcillo and Darroll Powe.

Look for Danny Syvret to be paired with Sean O'Donnell on the third D pairing.

GM Paul Holmgren continued to say Pronger was day to day as he recovers from a broken right hand.

If the Flyers win Thursday, Pronger will probably sit out Saturday. If they lose Thursday, there will be urgency to put him into Saturday's lineup.





Get exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it here.

 

Inquirer Staff Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Broad Street Bull is your place for the latest updates, trade rumors, and everything connected to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter