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Flyers get Voracek back for clash with Penguins

Jakub Voracek, Shayne Gostisbehere

Philadelphia Flyers’ Jakub Voracek (93) celebrates his goal with Shayne Gostisbehere (53) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


The Philadelphia Flyers’ playoff push got a boost on Saturday afternoon. Jakub Voracek, who missed nine games because of a lower-body injury, is in the lineup against the Penguins. The Flyers played well in Voracek’s absence, but there’s no doubt that they’ll be thrilled to get him back. The 26-year-old has 10 goals and 48 points in 60 games in 2015-16.

This is a huge game for both squads, as they’re currently involved in the Wild Card chase in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Penguins own the top Wild Card spot, but the Flyers are just four points back with a game in hand.

If Philadelphia wins the game, they’d jump ahead of Detroit for the final playoff spot in the conference, and they’d still have one game in hand before the Red Wings take the to the ice against Florida later tonight.

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