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Carter Cleared to Practice

Leading scorer could be available to play in final two games

Wednesday, 04.07.2010 / 1:14 PM / News
By Kevin Kurz  - philadelphiaflyers.com
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Carter Cleared to Practice
Jeff Carter, right, celebrates a goal at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
(Philadelphia, PA) - The Philadelphia Flyers could be getting their leading goal scorer back for the final two games of the regular season.

FlyersTV: Carter speaks Thursday

Jeff Carter, who suffered a fracture in his left foot on March 21 against Atlanta, has been cleared to return to practice following an MRI at Jefferson Center City Imaging in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning. Carter, who leads the team in goals (33) and is tied with Mike Richards for the most points (60), could be available to play in the Flyers’ home-and-home with the New York Rangers. Philadelphia is at Madison Square Garden on Friday night (7:00 p.m., TCN) and hosts its division rival on Sunday afternoon at the Wachovia Center (3:00 p.m., CSN).

“Jeff had his MRI this morning and he is healing up nicely,” said general manager Paul Holmgren. “He completed his off-ice rehab and conditioning today and will practice with the team [Thursday].”

Dr. Steven Raikin, who performed the surgery, and Flyers team physician Dr. Peter DeLuca reviewed the MRI.

Carter suffered the injury while blocking a shot in the first period against Atlanta and finished the game, but noticed some pain and swelling in the foot overnight. The injury put an end to his consecutive games streak at 286 – the third longest in team history.

The 25-year-old London, Ontario native had a screw inserted in the foot on March 26 to prevent any further issues down the road.

The Flyers sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 82 points, and would clinch a spot in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a Rangers loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in regulation on Wednesday night.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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