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Philly’s Grossmann getting closer to return

Apr 26, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT

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Promising news for Flyers fans – it’s looking more and more like defenseman Nicklas Grossmann will be available for Game 1 of Philadelphia’s second-round series against an opponent still to be determined.

As reported by’s Sam Carchidi, Grossmann practiced today in a contact-permitted jersey. The big, physical defenseman has been out since suffering a concussion in Game 4 of the Penguins series.

It’s also likely the Flyers will have defenseman Andrej Meszaros back soon, though it’s unclear whether he’ll be ready in time for the series opener.

Philadelphia needs all the quality defensemen it can muster. Yes, the Flyers eliminated the Penguins. However, they also surrendered 26 goals in six games, and not all of that can be pinned on goaltending.

Related: Meszaros returns to Flyers practice, targets Round 2 return

  1. maalea - Apr 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    F n A

  2. obamablowz - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Another great trade/sign for Paul H.

  3. phillyphever - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Thanks again Dallas.

    BTW, does anyone know anything about Bourdon? I haven’t seen anything about him for weeks.

    • obamablowz - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:05 PM

      And people were crying because they traded a 2nd round pick from LA that just moved on to the second round and a third round pick from Min for Powell!!!!! This guy is 27 years old and better than anybody in the LATE 2nd round in 2013 draft.

  4. sgtr0c - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Yes, the Flyers gave up 26 goals in the first round. But looking around at what is left in it, whose offense is as scarey as the Pens were suppose to be? Just the Flyers…….

  5. johart52 - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I’m excited to see Mez back as well. We cannot let up another 26 goals if we want to advance to the eastern finals.

  6. mclovinhockey - Apr 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Mez plus grossman back would be great! Kubina is a bust.. Gus can take his spot till mez is back… Kimmo, coburn, grossman, mez, Carle and Gus… Ilija did alright for a scumbag. Our D is great when we play D.

  7. somekat - Apr 26, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    nice 2 player addition if they can get them both back. I’d run Tims/Grossman/Coburn/Carle/Mez/Gus and either Lilja or Bourdon. Unless they are in need of size, then I’d bring Kubina back in. He’s been a bust to date, but he’s a vet that I’m sure would love to raise the cup again. The closer they get, you’d think, the more he’ll tighten it up

  8. bleed4philly - Apr 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM


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