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One Flyer returns, one forced out

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To wrap up a five-game road trip, the Flyers (12-5-3) play the Penguins (12-9-1) on Saturday in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Let's get into the essentials for the game:

  • When: 1 p.m. ET with Flyers Pregame Live at noon ET
  • Where: PPG Paints Arena
  • Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

• Joel Farabee did not practice Friday as he remained on the NHL's COVID protocol list for a second day. The 21-year-old winger was placed on the COVID protocol list Thursday and missed the team's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Farabee's status for Saturday's game is in doubt. However, some players have been removed from the COVID protocol list after two-day stints. Sidney Crosby was in protocol for only two days and returned to the Penguins' lineup Thursday. Rangers defenseman K'Andre Miller was recently removed from the list following a two-day absence.

We'll have to wait and see if Farabee is in pregame warmups.

• Philippe Myers is considered doubtful after missing the third period Thursday night with an undisclosed injury. The 24-year-old defenseman took a big hit from Anthony Angello midway through the second period just after releasing a shot.

If Myers can't play, Erik Gustafsson will likely enter the lineup. He has been a healthy scratch the last three games. Gustafsson (one goal, eight assists) is tied with Ivan Provorov for most points among Flyers defensemen.

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• Brian Elliott, who is 6-1-0 with a 2.15 goals-against average and .926 save percentage, will start Saturday. The decision sets up Carter Hart to start against the Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, when the Flyers welcome fans back for the first time in nearly a year (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

Projected lineup

 

Forwards

James van Riemsdyk-Sean Couturier-Jakub Voracek

Scott Laughton-Kevin Hayes-Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindblom-Claude Giroux-Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Connor Bunnaman-Nolan Patrick-Michael Raffl

Defensemen

Ivan Provorov-Justin Braun

Travis Sanheim-Erik Gustafsson

Robert Hagg-Shayne Gostisbehere

Goalies

Brian Elliott

Carter Hart

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