The Flyers held a full skate this morning, but they didn't break into line rushes. Considering coach Peter Laviolette
has a tendency to stick with things when they're working -- and they certainly were working in Tuesday's 5-1 win against the Wild -- it's likely the line combinations and defense pairings remain the same.
The only place it could change would be on the fourth line, where Zac Rinaldo
could return to the lineup in place of Jody Shelley
. Rinaldo sat out Tuesday due to an upper-body injury. He told CSNPhilly.com that it was a neck injury suffered last Saturday in Nashville that stiffened up on him. He skated with the team at practice yesterday and was a full participant in drills this morning.
Also, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky
will get the start in place of Ilya Bryzgalov
. While Bryzgalov was very good against the Wild, Bobrovsky's numbers demand he plays against the Isles.
In eight career games, Bobrovsky is 7-0-0 with a 1.86 goals-against average and .944 save percentage. Bryzgalov, meanwhile, is 0-1-0 in three games against the Isles, with a 5.50 GAA and .825 save percentage.
We had the Islanders' lineup earlier
; here's how the rest of the Flyers' lineup could look:
- Claude Giroux
- Scott Hartnell
- Danny Briere
- Jakub Voracek
- Brayden Schenn
- Wayne Simmonds
- Sean Couturier
- Harry Zolnierczyk
- Braydon Coburn
- Marc-Andre Bourdon
- Erik Gustafsson
Either Shelley or Rinaldo will sit out, along with defenseman Andreas Lilja
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