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Flyers' Voracek ready to face Hurricanes

Wednesday, 01.22.2014 / 2:39 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Flyers' Voracek ready to face Hurricanes

Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Voracek left the Flyers' 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Monday midway through the third period with what the team has called an upper-body injury. It was reported by multiple media outlets that the injury was to Voracek's left hand. He did not take part in the team's morning skate Tuesday, but the game scheduled for that evening was postponed until Wednesday due to a snowstorm and the extra time may have helped Voracek's chances to play.

In 50 games Voracek has 14 goals and 35 points. He hasn't missed a game since March 8-11, 2012.

Carolina's morning skate Tuesday featured an appearance by goaltender Cam Ward. He's been out since Dec. 31 with a lower-body injury. He isn't ready to play yet, but the fact that he skated is a good sign as far as his recovery is going.

Here are the lineups each team could use when they play Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia:

HURRICANES

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin

Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Elias Lindholm

Nathan Gerbe - Tuomo Ruutu - Patrick Dwyer

Manny Malhotra - Riley Nash - Radek Dvorak

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk

Ron Hainsey - John-Michael Liles

Mike Komisarek - Jay Harrison

Anton Khudobin

Justin Peters

Scratched: Brett Bellemore, Ryan Murphy

Injured: Cam Ward (lower body), Drayson Bowman (lower body)

FLYERS

Michael Raffl - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek

Scott Hartnell - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds

Matt Read - Sean Couturier - Vincent Lecavalier

Jay Rosehill - Chris VandeVelde - Adam Hall

Kimmo Timonen - Braydon Coburn

Mark Streit - Nicklas Grossmann

Luke Schenn - Andrej Meszaros

Steve Mason

Ray Emery

Scratched: Hal Gill, Erik Gustafsson, Steve Downie

Injured: Zac Rinaldo (ankle)

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