-- The Philadelphia Flyers
will be without forward James van Riemsdyk
tonight. He was a late scratch after taking warmups.
Van Riemsdyk appeared to injure his knee Wednesday night on a hit into the boards by Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr
. Van Riemsdyk told reporters in Buffalo that he felt fine, but apparently things changed since then.
Van Riemsdyk's absence means Jody Shelley
Devils defenseman Andy Greene
also will sit out tonight. According to Tom Gulitti of The (Bergen) Record, Greene doesn't have any serious injury, just some bumps and bruises that could use a night off on the back end of back-to-back games. Mark Fraser
will play in his absence.