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Lineup questions for Flyers

Saturday, 11.05.2011 / 2:01 PM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / At the Rink blog

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Lineup questions for Flyers
PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers had 14 forwards on the ice and didn't practice line rushes, so there's a bit of a question of how their lineup might shake out tonight when they face the Columbus Blue Jackets.

James van Riemsdyk and Matt Read skated for the full practice, but both are considered day-to-day -- van Riemsdyk with a lower-body injury that kept him out of Thursday's game against New Jersey, Read with an upper-body injury that has sidelined him for the last two contests.

Eric Wellwood was called up from Adirondack of the American Hockey League on Friday and also was on the ice this morning, meaning he's a possibility for tonight.

The only forward who didn't skate today was Andreas Nodl, who the team is listing as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

So what will the lineup look like tonight? Can't be 100-percent sure, but here's a possibility. Again, things could change drastically if van Riemsdyk and/or Read are able to play.

Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Jaromir Jagr
Harry Zolnierczyk - Danny Briere - Jakub Voracek
Eric Wellwood - Maxime Talbot - Wayne Simmonds
Zac Rinaldo - Sean Couturier - Jody Shelley

Kimmo Timonen - Braydon Coburn
Matt Carle - Erik Gustafsson
Andreas Lilja - Andrej Meszaros

Ilya Bryzgalov will start in goal, with Sergei Bobrovsky backing him up.

We'll have the Blue Jackets lineup in a bit, but like the Flyers, there's also some question marks on their side.

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