Jeff Carter Returns to Practice, Could Play in Final Flyers Games

Tyler BlouinContributor IApril 7, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 07:  Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 7, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Leafs 3-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Flyers received some great news this morning. Leading goal-scorer Jeff Carter was cleared to rejoin the team for practice after an MRI this morning revealed the fracture in his left foot has healed “nicely.”

The offensive boost could not have come at a better time for the Flyers. Fighting to secure a playoff spot, Philadelphia could secure their place should the Rangers lose to the Maple Leafs. The Flyers currently have 82 points and sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference race.

Carter sustained the injury while blocking a shot, ending a 286-game streak which was good for third longest in franchise history. In 72 games played this season, Carter has amassed 33 goals and 27 assists for 60 points. He currently sits 3rd in the league in shots with 310.

This article originally appeared at Unplucked Sports.

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