BOSTON -- As expected, Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Carcillo will be in the lineup Monday night for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.
Carcillo, who missed practice on Sunday with an ailing right knee, skated Monday morning and had no major setbacks. He declared himself a game-time decision and told the media that he would ultimately decide on whether or not he'd be in the lineup.
He will not start on the top line, however. Instead, coach Peter Laviolette will open the game with captain Mike Richards centering for Simon Gagne and Andreas Nodl.
"Two days off (Saturday and Sunday), I feel OK," Carcillo said following Monday's practice. "You want to be out there regardless of the game's (significance), especially, it's playoff time and it's so important. You don't want to let your teammates down. They've been battling all year."
Carcillo was apparently nicked up after colliding with defenseman Zdeno Chara with less than five minutes remaining in the first period of Game 4.
"I went to hit Chara and kind of got spun around," he said. "My knee kind of, I don't know, just a weird play. You want to play, but you don't want to be out there not playing to the best of your ability and hurting the team. That's the biggest thing you have to take into consideration."