BOSTON -- Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette would not indicate whether injured forward Jeff Carter (knee) would be able to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Carter, who injured his right knee in Game 4 of Philadelphia’s first-round series against the Buffalo Sabres, skated for the first time on Tuesday and participated in the team’s morning skate on Wednesday.
“Jeff Carter looked good this morning,” Laviolette said.
Carter, following his coach’s mandate, would not talk about his injury, or if he would be able to play in Game 3. When asked if he wanted to get back in the lineup since his team is down 2-0 in this series, Carter said: “Of course. I want to play every game.”
Carter’s teammates know the type of contribution he could make in the Flyers’ lineup, even if he’s less than 100 percent.
“He brings a lot to this team,” said winger Claude Giroux. “He’s an offensive player who shoots the puck real well and defensively he’s pretty responsible. We want a guy like that in our lineup.”
Chris Pronger, who missed Game 2 with an undisclosed injury, didn’t skate Wednesday morning. The Flyers haven’t made any announcements on his status for tonight’s game.