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Hartnell practices with Phantoms, ‘not 100 percent’ yet

Feb 21, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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Philadelphia forward Scott Hartnell hit the ice for a full practice with the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms this morning at the Flyers’ training facility in Voorhees, N.J.

It was an encouraging day for Hartnell, who’s spent the last month recovering from a broken foot. But while he’s getting closer to returning (7-10 days away), he still isn’t ready for game action.

“I can tell that it’s not 100 percent, my foot,” he said, per “It hurts a little bit. But compared to four days ago, it feels 10 times better. So hopefully, every day I start to see improvement and feel more comfortable out there.”

Hartnell, 30, has only played three games this season. In 2011-12, he led the Flyers with 37 goals.

Even without its top goal-scorer, Philadelphia has been showing signs of offensive life. Last night, the Flyers beat Pittsburgh, 6-5. On Monday, they hammered the Islanders, 7-0.

Philadelphia (8-9-1) hosts Florida (4-7-4) tonight.

  1. biffnasty - Feb 21, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    his ginger perm is also nearly at full strength as well.

    • ibieiniid - Feb 21, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      lets hope so, we need that.

  2. thehighcountrybear - Feb 21, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Yeah, me too…I practice with phantoms, usually after two pints of tequila, a box of wobbly pop, the best part of a bucket of kfc rounded out with two hours of sleep. Life is good, so is hockey, so is the large green can at the end of the bench…say hello to ralph?

  3. mclovinhockey - Feb 21, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Hope he doesn’t rush it.

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