Laughton (concussion) returned to the ice on Thursday, but won’t play vs. the Jets.
Laughton will miss his sixth straight game with an upper-body injury, but his return to the ice for the morning skate is a good sign that Laughton is nearing a return and could be available for Saturday’s game vs. Toronto.
Mason allowed one goal on 23 shots after replacing Ray Emery in the Flyers come-from-behind win over the Coyotes on Tuesday. It was Mason’s first game back after missing six games with a lower-body injury. Mason enters play tonight at 9-12-6 with a 2.41 GAA and .921 SV%.
Raffl (illness) is questionable for Thursday’s game vs. the Jets.
Raffl, who missed Tuesday’s game, was not at practice on Wednesday, which is not a good sign that he will be available for Thursday’s game vs. Winnipeg. If he is unable to go again, Petr Straka will remain in the lineup.
Grossmann (upper-body) could be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Grossmann has missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury that he suffered on January 8th. Grossmann was skating with his usual partner, Mark Streit in practice on Wednesday afternoon, which is a sign he will be back in tomorrow.
The Flyers have sent Rob Zepp back to Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Zepp, 33, was 3-1-0 with a 2.92 GAA and .889 SV% in his time with the Flyers. With Steve Mason back from his knee injury, Zepp has been reassigned to Lehigh Valley, where he is 11-5–4 with a 2.57 GAA and .921 SV% this season.
The Flyers have recalled Petr Straka from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Straka, 22, was drafted in the second round (55th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft. He has 11 goals and six assists (17 points) in 39 games with Lehigh Valley this season. He will make his NHL debut tonight with Michael Raffl out with an illness.
Emery allowed two goals on 35 shots in the Flyers OT win over the Penguins prior to the All Star break. With Steve Mason not quite ready to go, Emery will start tonight vs. the Coyotes. Emery is 8-9-1 with a 3.27 GAA and .890 SV% on the season.
Mason (knee) is on the ice for the Flyers’ morning skate.
There was a chance that Mason could be available for tonight’s game, but he is splitting time with Rob Zepp at one end, while Ray Emery is in the starter’s crease, so it looks like Mason will miss his seventh straight game.
Mason practiced early Monday morning and has been quietly practicing since before the All-Star break. Mason, who has a right knee injury, has been practicing on his own, but has not taken shots or been involved in the normal routine he has the day before a game. Flyers GM Ron Hextall said it was not “100 percent” ruled out that Mason would be in the lineup.