Just as the Flyers are about to get one defenseman back on the ice, another is leaving the lineup with an injury. Dennis Seidenberg went through a hard workout yesterday without feeling any effects of a concussion suffered Wednesday in the Flyers’ season opener against the Rangers.
He is expected to return to practice this week. Meanwhile, veteran defenseman Chris Therien missed practice yesterday with back spasms and is not expected to be in Toronto for tonight’s game.
With scoring up 41% (to 6.4 goals a game) and the excitement quotient much higher by all accounts, Shanahan has reason to sound like a proud parent. Though there was sentiment around the league for change, his decision to hold a rules summit during the lockout, with people from all aspects of the game, seemed to push forth the idea that players and owners could work together to make the game more exciting.