Shorthanded Philadelphia Flyers Return to Practice, Gear Up for 1st Game in 11 Days After Coronavirus Pause – NBC10 Philadelphia

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For the primary time in eight days, the Flyers had been in a position to take the ice Tuesday morning.

There had been some new faces at apply whereas loads of acquainted faces had been lacking.

The staff was again on the ice after its seven-day pause enforced by COVID protocols.

General supervisor Chuck Fletcher on Tuesday stated the Flyers had a couple of optimistic COVID-19 case in Washington, D.C., final week, which resulted in the staff’s NHL-mandated shutdown. Head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that Claude Giroux’s COVID-19 take a look at got here again optimistic final Tuesday, which led to the staff’s sport that night time being postponed.

There have been a large number of postponements and schedule adjustments throughout the league. The Flyers had 4 video games final week postponed. Last Thursday’s and Saturday’s video games had been already postponed prior to the Flyers’ shutdown. The Flyers final performed Feb. 7 in opposition to the Capitals. Travis Sanheim missed the staff’s 7-4 win that afternoon due to COVID protocols. Without Sanheim, the staff practiced final Monday at Capital One Arena and was then shut down the next day.

The Flyers had 16 gamers for this Tuesday’s apply at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone. Fletcher stated the Flyers can have a bunch of eight gamers eligible to be a part of apply Wednesday.

James van Riemsdyk, Sean Couturier, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Philippe Myers and Erik Gustafsson didn’t apply Tuesday however haven’t been on the NHL’s COVID protocol checklist. Fletcher stated the Flyers are following the league’s quarantine necessities. The league’s newest every day COVID protocol checklist will come out round 5-5:30 p.m. ET. 

The Flyers on Monday night time had seven gamers on the COVID protocol checklist: Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom, Scott Laughton, Morgan Frost (already on injured reserve), Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux and Justin Braun. Vigneault stated these gamers won’t be accessible to play Thursday in opposition to the Rangers on the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

Here is the group of 16 gamers (14 skaters, two goalies) that practiced Tuesday:

Andy Andreoff

Connor Bunnaman

Brian Elliott

Joel Farabee

Mark Friedman

Shayne Gostisbehere

Robert Hagg

Carter Hart

Kevin Hayes

David Kase

Nolan Patrick

Derrick Pouliot

Ivan Provorov

Michael Raffl

Travis SanheimMaksim Sushko

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