Just when Philadelphia became the healthiest its been since the start of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Bruins — more injuries strike.
Flyers forward Dan Carcillo, who didn’t skate a shift in the third period or overtime of the Flyers’ 5-4 victory in game 4 due to a lower body injury, has not practiced and could be replaced by forward Jon Kalinski in game 5 on Monday. Carcillo has two goals and two assists in nine playoff games.
Kalinski practiced on the fourth line with Blair Betts and Darroll Powe on Sunday. The roster tinkering would move Andreas Nodl to one of the top three lines.
Kalinski, 22, hasn’t played an NHL game since Dec. 17, 2009, but brings energy and a physical edge.
In other injury news, defenseman Ryan Parent did not take a shift in game 4 after the midway point of the second period. There is no available reports on the severity of the injury, but if he is unable to play, Oskars Bartulis will re-enter the lineup.
According to Anthony Sanfilippo of the Daily Times, Michael Leighton will resume back up goaltending duties after suffering a high ankle sprain that kept him off the active roster since March 16.