At least something is going the Flyers’ way.
The Philadelphia Flyers have already suffered a few injuries this season with James van Riemsdyk (five to six weeks) and Nolan Patrick (seven to 10 days) missing a handful of games to a handful of weeks, but they’ve avoided a few injuries recently.
First it was Travis Konecny who survived a scare on Friday at practice, and returned to play on Saturday afternoon. Now it’s both Scott Laughton and Oskar Lindblom, who both went hard into the boards (in different ways) on Saturday.
Laughton spilled awkwardly into the boards after being stopped on a breakaway attempt in the second period. He skated slowly to the bench and immediately went to the locker room.
At that point, it wasn’t looking good. He then didn’t come out with the team at the start of the third period, an even worse sign. However, he did come back early in the period and played the rest of the way.
Laughton practiced on Monday (and left early in a likely pre-planned move) with the third line.
Lindblom, on the other hand, was a different case. He got hit up high by Brayden McNabb in the third period. There was no penalty on the play, although it was borderline.
There was no update on Lindblom over the weekend, so Monday morning’s practice was our first look at his status.
Lindblom said he feels fine after Monday’s practice, and recognized that he had some responsibility in the hit by turning and putting himself in a vulnerable position.
The Flyers played well against the Golden Knights but were unable to break through in the 1-0 loss. They’ll be looking for more offense on Tuesday night and having these depth forwards healthy will be key.