Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Flyers' Meszaros will replace Gustafsson vs. Ducks

After sitting out the last five games as a healthy scratch, Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros will return to the lineup Tuesday against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Flyers' Meszaros will replace Gustafsson vs. Ducks

After sitting out the last five games as a healthy scratch, Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros will return to the lineup Tuesday against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Gustafsson struggled in the Flyers' 5-2 win over the Islanders Saturday.

“It was tough for me. I was only a one-time a healthy scratch (when he played in Tampa Bay) , and this was five games," Meszaros said after Monday's practice in Voorhees ". It was hard. I worked hard in practice and tried to stay in shape. Just have to wait for my opportunity and prove to everybody that I can play.”

In five games, Meszaros had zero points and was an "even" plus/minus player.

More coverage
 
VOTE: Which GM has the best plan in Philly?
 
Bernie Parent's scouting report on Ron Hextall
 
Forum: Will the Flyers be a contender next season?

"I could have played better, but obviously we weren’t winning and something had to be changed," Meszaros said. "Everybody obviously has to play better. When you’re a healthy scratch and sit down like that, you just have to work harder than everybody else and try to get in the lineup, so that’s what I tried to do the past few weeks and I can’t wait to get out there.”

The Flyers have some depth on defense, so they may be showcasing Meszaros for a possibe trade for a winger.

 

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:
Stay Connected