Keith Primeau is expected to call an end to his season today, something the Flyers center delayed in recent weeks as he struggled to overcome lingering concussion symptoms.
Practice facilities change, names change, nothing changes. It is the end of February, and the Flyers don’t know the identity of their No. 1 goaltender, and it is time for the deciding to start, and the questioners have begun their questioning.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Eric Lindros pronounced himself fit to play against the Capitals after missing more than two months with an injury to his right wrist. “It’s been a long road, but hopefully it’s over,” said Lindros, who practised with a brace on the wrist and looked reluctant to shoot the puck during drills.
Mario Lemieux had a medical procedure today to help restore a normal heart rhythm.
The Ottawa Senators will open the post-Olympic schedule without netminder Dominik Hasek between the pipes.
Hasek, 41, has been sidelined since straining a muscle in his left groin six minutes into his first appearance for the Czech Republic at the Torino Olympic Winter Games, a 4-1 win over Germany on Feb. 14.
He is out indefinitely.