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Little being said with Jeff Carter a game-time decision for Flyers in Game 3

Posted By DJ Bean On May 4, 2011 @ 12:39 pm In General | No Comments

The buzz Wednesday morning at TD Garden surrounded Flyers forward Jeff Carter, who participated in the team’s morning skate and could lace up for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals vs. the Bruins. The 36-goal-scorer hasn’t played since leaving Game 4 of the first round with a knee injury suffered in a collision with Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers. General manager Paul Holmgren has listed him as a game-time decision Wednesday, but aside from that, coach Peter Laviolette and Carter himself had very little to say on the subject.

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Jeff Carter could provide the Flyers with a big boost in Game 3.

“Jeff Carter looked good this morning,” Laviolette said after the morning skate.

Here is every word Carter had to say this morning:

Can you be a factor at half-speed?

“It’s a quick game right now, so I’m not too sure.”

Do you want to be in the lineup tonight?

“Of course. Everybody wants to be in the lineup.”

Are you optimistic you will be?

“I don’t know.”

More likely you need another game?

“I don’t know. Holmgren talks about all the injuries. We don’t talk about that.”

How many minutes do you think you could play?

“I don’t know. I’m not worried about that right now. I’m worried about getting myself healthy to get back. When I’m healthy, I’ll worry about the other stuff.”

So you’re not 100 percent?

“I don’t know. We don’t talk about injuries, remember? It’s been like that all playoffs.”

Is there more urgency to get back in the lineup down 0-2?

“Of course. You want to be in every game.”

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Defenseman Chris Pronger was not on the ice for Philadelphia’s morning skate. He did not play in Game 2.


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