INJURIES MOUNT: Panthers to recall two from San Antonio with Pirri, Bolland, Bergenheim and Barkov hurt
The Panthers haven't had to deal with injury issues very much this season but that all changed on Thursday.
Three players were hurt during Florida's 2-1 victory over Arizona including Brandon Pirri who suffered a concussion after taking an elbow to the head from Keith Yandle.
Pirri, Sean Bergenheim (lower body), Aleksander Barkov (lower body) and Dave Bolland (groin) all missed Friday's practice in Coral Springs. Bolland will miss his fifth straight game Saturday.
Due to the injuries, Florida is expected to recall center Vincent Trocheck and winger Rocco Grimaldi. Grimaldi, who spent the past three seasons at the University of North Dakota, could make his NHL debut against the Flyers.
"Things happen but fortunately for us, we're getting deeper,'' Tallon said. "We have good, young assets in the minors and have some guys here now. It takes at least 30 guys and in our case over the years even more. We're not going to lose guys for a long time so we're fine.''
Said coach Gerard Gallant: "We've been healthy all year and now we just need to keep moving on. There's no excuses. We have guys who can come up and play for us.''
Saturday: Flyers at Panthers
When, where: 7 p.m.; BB&T Center, Sunrise
TV/Radio: FSNF; WQAM 560
The series: Philadelphia leads 46-30-7
Noteworthy: Former Lightning star Vinny Lecavalier will be back in the Flyers' lineup after missing the past seven games with an injured left ankle. Lecavalier has 71 points off 27 goals in 81 games against the Panthers.