Flyers' Jeff Carter Returns To Practice Thursday, Could Play Weekend vs. Rangers

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IApril 7, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 13: Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates a win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Wachovia Center on March 13, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Flyers-Thur/landing.html?blockID=211713&feedID=704" target="_blank">According to Tim Panaccio , Jeff Carter was cleared to practice with the Flyers on Thursday after missing eight games with a non-displaced fracture in his left foot.

Whether Carter will be able to play against the New York Rangers this weekend to close out the regular season is still a major question mark as it all depends on how he feels after skating.

"There is probably a slight chance." said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on the possibility of Carter returning for the final two games of the season.

If the Flyers clinch a playoff berth tonight with the Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Rangers in regulation, Carter will likely not play until the playoffs next week to save him from further injuring his foot. If the Rangers win tonight, Carter will likely return to game action if all goes well tomorrow to try to lock up a playoff spot.

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