Talbot thrilled his old buddy Crosby is returning

Flyers center Max Talbot spent a few minutes after Monday's morning skate talking about his long-time friend and former teammate Sidney Crosby, who will make his season debut tonight after being sidelined since January with a concussion. Here's Max's comments: On Crosby returning: “It’s definitely good news for the league, and most of all for him. It was a long and tough road back, but I think it’s great for hockey.

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Jagr feeling better, but to sit again tonight due to groin issue

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Flyers right wing Jaromir Jagr looked good in Monday’s morning skate, but will miss his second game tonight against Carolina due to a groin injury. Jagr plans to give his groin a good test in practice on Tuesday, and if he feels no tightness there, he’ll probably be back in the lineup for Wednesday’s road game against the New York Islanders. Jagr, by the way, used acupuncture to get rid of the pain in his groin, which was injured during the second of his three shifts last Thursday. Jagr’s spot in the lineup last Saturday was filled by Jody Shelley, who had been a healthy scratch for several times. One more thing about Jagr: He has a new look

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Flyers show off Winter Classic jerseys

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Flyers owner Ed Snider (left) and general manager Paul Holmgren show off the team's Winter Classic jerseys. PHILADELPHIA - The Flyers unveiled their Winter Classic jerseys Monday at a media function in the Phillies' locker room at Citizens Bank Park. Brayden Schenn and Blair Betts, two injured forwards, modeled the jerseys, which are orange and black with the traditional team logo on front plus a vintage look with laces. Different from the regular Flyers home jerseys are black shoulders.

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Wrist surgery sidelines Gustafsson for 6 weeks

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Rookie defenseman Erik Gustafsson will miss the next 6 weeks due to wrist injury The Flyers really liked what they were getting from rookie defenseman Erik Gustafsson. A 22-year-old Swede, Gustafsson was called up from the AHL late last month to fill in for injured captain Chris Pronger and was making the most out of his opportunity. Gustafsson was getting more minutes than veteran blueliner Andreas Lilja and a lot of public praise from coach Peter Laviolette

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Schenn returns to practice

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Flyers rookie Brayden Schenn, recovering from a broken bone in his left foot, returned to practice on Wednesday. Flyers rookie forward Brayden Schenn is getting healthy and getting closer to returning from a broken bone in his left foot. Sidelined the last eight games, Schenn participated in practice Wednesday at Skate Zone and didn’t appear to be favoring his bad foot. “If I can’t go hard, then there is no point in me being out there,” Schenn said. Obviously, you are cautious of it

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