Canada’s Carey Price not injured after surgery on back injury
Carey Price has not missed any time since returning to action against the United States, but the Montreal Canadiens forward is not expected to play against the Flyers on Wednesday night.
Pierre Dorion, who was on the ice for the Flyers’ first three periods of the contest, was replaced in the lineup by Mike Vecchione, who had to leave the game with an upper-body injury.
“He’s definitely on his way to full strength,” Dorion said.
“Hopefully he’ll be ready for Philly.”
The Canadiens have won four straight games in Philadelphia, including a 4-2 win at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 10.
“I think we’re doing a great job.
We’ve been working hard,” Dorions coach, Claude Julien, said of his team.
“We’ve just got to keep getting better, keep working and I think we’ll get a good result here.”
The Flyers, meanwhile, have won six of their last seven games, including winning five of six overall.
They are now three points behind Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia has won nine straight games against the Canadiens.
“It’s been a tough year.
The last six or seven months, I think everybody had an opinion about us and about what we needed to do,” Dorson said.
The Flyers were looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday and are hoping for a much tougher contest.
“You don’t want to lose like that.
We didn’t win the game, we didn’t score and that’s the most important thing,” Dorison said.
Philadelphia is 4-4-2 against the NHL’s Eastern Conference in 2017-18.