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The Big E skates with Flyers

No. 88 skates with his former team at the morning skate in Toronto

Thursday, 03.29.2012 / 1:51 PM ET / News
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The Big E skates with Flyers
Nearly three months ago, the Flyers welcomed 'The Big E' back to the ice and join the Alumni team that would face off against the Rangers in the official Alumni Game at the 2012 NHL Winter Classic.

Today the Flyers had their regular pre-game morning skate at the Air Canada Centre, but this skate turned out to be anything BUT regular.
Eric Lindros at Morning Skate

Eric Lindros suited up in Orange and Black, donned his No. 88 on his black helmet to go along with his orange practice jersey and joined his former club out on the ice for an informal skate around.

Lindros currently resides in the Toronto area and was invited to join the Flyers by general manager Paul Holmgren.
 
During his practice session he participated in drills, taking shots on goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and Jason Bacashihua, and had conversations with several players and coaches.

"He's a big man. I watched a lot of his highlights growing up when he played," said Scott Hartnell. "I was excited to be on the same ice and it was pretty cool for all of the young guys that we have that looked up to him and have him come out here and skate."

One person who not only watched him play, but took to the same ice as him as a teammate is Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube, who admits that he can still shoot the puck.

"He was a great player for the Flyers for a long time and I thought it was good for him and for the organization to have him out there, skating around and talking with the guys. I thought it was really good."

His presence on the ice was welcomed by the team and likewise with Flyers fans.

Photos of him posted by the Flyers on the ice spread rampantly through Twitter and Facebook, and Eric Lindros quickly became a trending topic on Twitter in Philadelphia.

Fans of course need no reminder of Lindros' accomplishments with the club during his stay in Philadelphia.

Lindros ranks fifth on the Flyers' all-time scoring list (third among centers) with 659 points (290G-369A) and 946 penalty minutes in 486 games. His 290 goals are eighth all-time, while his 369 assists are fifth all-time in their respective categories.

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