Flyers coach Peter Laviolette
declined to speak with the media because of the early start of Game 6 on Sunday (Noon ET, NBC, TSN), so any lineup changes he might have planned won't be seen until the game starts.
However, it's doubtful the Flyers' lineup will look much different than the group that took the ice for Game 5. On Saturday, Laviolette was complimentary of the job James van Riemsdyk
did in his return from a seven-week absence with a broken foot.
The only real change could be on defense, with the possibility of Nicklas Grossmann
returning to the lineup. Grossmann sat out Game 5 with an upper-body injury he sustained in Game 4. Grossmann is listed as day-to-day by the team, but skated for a short time twice on Saturday. Whether that means he's healthy enough to play, however, is in question.
Here's the lineup the Flyers likely will have on the ice for Game 6:
- Claude Giroux
- Jaromir Jagr
- Danny Briere
- Wayne Simmonds
James van Riemsdyk
- Matt Read
- Jakub Voracek
- Sean Couturier
- Eric Wellwood
- Kimmo Timonen
- Andreas Lilja
- Erik Gustafsson
If Grossmann is able to play, he would return to his usual spot alongside Coburn. Timonen and Carle would form the second pair, and Kubina would play on the third pair with Lilja or Gustafsson.
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