VOORHEES, N.J. --
The Philadelphia Flyers
have taken the ice for their final practice before their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the New Jersey Devils
starts Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC).
The look was a bit different, as coach Peter Laviolette
juggled two of his lines, splitting up the highly productive Danny Briere
line. Briere was with James van Riemsdyk
and Jakub Voracek
, while Brayden Schenn
shifted back to the middle, flanked by Wayne Simmonds
and Matt Read
Whether those groups stay together for Game 1, however, remains to be seen.
The Flyers also had all eight defensemen on the ice, all wearing the same color jersey. Whether that means Nicklas Grossmann
(upper-body injury) and/or Andrej Meszaros
(back surgery) are ready for Game 1 remains unknown.
Here is how the rest of the Flyers' lineup looked in practice Saturday:
- Claude Giroux
- Jaromir Jagr
- Brayden Schenn
- Wayne Simmonds
James van Riemsdyk
- Danny Briere
- Jakub Voracek
- Sean Couturier
- Eric Wellwood
- Nicklas Grossmann
- Matt Carle
- Erik Gustafsson
and Zac Rinaldo
skated as extra forwards. Andrej Meszaros
and Pavel Kubina
were the fourth defense pair.
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