Matt Carle Back to the Flyers Tomorrow

Chris DiFrancescoAnalyst IDecember 12, 2008

Carle ready?

Flyers defenseman Matt Carle took part in the team skate today, and declared himself "90 percent" sure he will lace up his skates for Saturday's game.

"Unless there's a huge setback between now and tomorrow morning, and I don't see anything like that happening," he said when asked about the game, "I'll be coming to the rink ready to play tomorrow."

"He felt good, and if all things stay the same, there's a good chance he could play tomorrow," said Stevens.

Carle, who was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 8, has a goal and two assists for three points in 12 games with the team since his arrival.

Factoid of the day

The only time that the Flyers' erased a four-goal deficit to win a game was in Detroit on February 23, 1988, when the club trailed 5-1 but won the game, 11-6. It was one of nine games in which head coach and then defensemen John Stevens played for the Flyers.

This will be a huge boost for the streaking Flyers, they get one of their defensemen back. This team needs him right now, especially with the Pens coming in tomorrow.

It should be an exciting game as always between the two rivals. Richards knows the Flyers will have to play a more complete game on Saturday than they did on Thursday in order to take over sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Division.

"No doubt," said the captain. "Both times we played them it went to overtime and both have been pretty good games, so we expect nothing less tomorrow."

Credit to parts (Flyers)