Monthly Archives: January 2010

Emery start delayed; Leighton in vs Tampa

After spending over a month on the sidelines recovering from abdomen surgery, Flyers’ goaltender Ray Emery hinted at making an early return between the pipes tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  But it wasn’t until early Saturday morning, nine hours before the game, that the Flyers delayed the comeback attempt.

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Back spasms limit Timonen

Anyone reading the event summary for the Flyers’ 7-4  victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night, noticed an odd number next to defenseman Kimmo Timonen’s name — 15:06 of ice time.

CSNphilly.com is reporting that back spasms limited Timonen in the third period, forcing Braydon Coburn to (try and) pick up the slack.  Timonen did skate on Friday and will be in the lineup Saturday, when the Flyers take on Tampa Bay.

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Emery set for early return

Out with a sports hernia that was expected to take six weeks to heal, Flyers’ goaltender Ray Emery is healthy and ready to play, a surprising 11 days early. Emery is expected to make his return on Saturday, against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Vets taking hold of Flyers

After drooping into the abyss of the Eastern Conference, with a record of 2-8-1 in Dec.,  the Flyers seemed utterly lost and the season appeared over.  But after a 4-1-1 upswing to bring in the New Year, things are looking up for the Orange and Black.  But what exactly changed?

According to the Globe and Mail, the veterans stopped playing nice guys and took charge.

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The curious case of Ryan Parent

At 22 years old, Flyers’ defenseman Ryan Parent has suffered a plethora of injuries not equal to his age.  Shoulder surgeries and groin issues have hampered his young career.  But on Dec. 26, before a contest in Carolina, Parent quickly left the ice after warm ups and didn’t return.  The prognosis — back spasms.

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