After a one-game absence, center Sean Couturier returned to the Flyers' lineup Friday but started the game on the third line because he is apparently not 100 percent.
The Flyers said whether the injured center will play Friday night in Pittsburgh will be a game-time decision.
Who could have foreseen that just making the playoffs would look so bad?
The Flyers, who haven't won a playoff series since 2012, will try to stave off elimination Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Captain Claude Giroux, who was brilliant in the regular season but has struggled mightily in the playoffs, says the Flyers will win in Pittsburgh on Friday and return home for Game 6 on Sunday. The Flyers have been outscored, 17-1, in their three losses.
The top-line center hopes he'll be back for the win-or-go-home Game 5 Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Last month a 2015 deposition given by Gary Bettman was unsealed, revealing the NHL commissioner's views on the link between CTE and head injuries in hockey.
Sean Couturier's absence sent a team already in search of answers in search of miracles.
The Penguins are just a better team than the Flyers, a lot better, and asking Brian Elliott or Michal Neuvirth to make up the difference is asking too much.
The Flyers captain isn't solely to blame. It takes a team effort to get outscored 18-6 in this series.
The Flyers center missed Wednesday's playoff matchup with an injury. At about the same time the game started, he was named a finalist for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the league's best defensive forward.
The Flyers would not reveal whether top-line center Sean Couturier would play Wednesday. If he can't, coach Dave Hakstol will have to juggle his lines significantly in Game 4. My suggestions….
The Flyers can't afford to be down three games to one when they go to Pittsburgh for Game 5.