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"950 ESPN's Flyers Reporter Mike Mreczko"
Philadelphia, PA • United States • 23 Years Old • Male
With the hamstring injury to Mike Knuble, the Flyers' office has told me for sure Riley Cote will be back in the line-up tonight for Game 6 of the Flyers/Caps series.

I wouldn't expect much ice-time from Cote, and I'm sure John Stevens will instruct him NOT to instigate things with Brashear or anyone else on the Caps in order to avoid a fight, penalty or anything else which could give Washington a spark in tonight's game.

It's not like the Flyers should need Cote to provide them with a big hit or punch to get them going as evidenced by the other 2 home games for Philly in this series. So any shinanigans by Cote could do more harm than good, but he's there if they need it.

RJ Umberger in all likelihood will fill Knuble's spot on the Carter line, meaning Patrick Thoresen rejoins the Richards line making room for Cote on the 4th line with Dowd and Kapanen, who will continue to see their bonus minutes on the penalty kill.

Jaroslav Modry is still with the team, not yet leaving for the Czech Republic after his father's death last week. He is expected to dress tonight as well. (I suspect that if he were to be gone, Stevens would dress Kukkonen AND Parent to go with 7 defensemen to keep the youngster's fresh and minimize mistakes).

See you at Game 6 tonight!

Prediction: The score ends similar to Saturday, 3-2 with the Flyers moving on.

Mike Mreczko is the Flyers reporter for 950 ESPN Philadelphia (WPEN). E-mail questions or comments to [email][email protected][/email] or send him a message here on HockeyBuzz!
Filed Under:   Flyers   Capitals   Cote   Modry  
April 21, 2008 3:02 PM ET | Delete
I'm wondering if Steven's will put Hatch in Knuble's spot on the PP.....he's played up front on the PP before and a 6'5" body infront of Huet wouldn't be a bad thing
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