Flyers return LaBarbera to AHL, opening door for Neuvirth’s return

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It looks like Michal Neuvirth is ready to return from his upper-body injury.

Philadelphia has already taken the step of returning third-string goaltender Jason LaBarbera to the minors, per the Flyers’ Twitter feed. That leaves the squad with two goaltenders on its roster, including Neuvirth, who is eligible to be activated off of the injured reserve list ahead of tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils.

Neuvirth posted back-to-back shutouts on Oct. 12 and Oct. 14. He didn’t start again until Oct. 21 against Boston when he allowed two goals on 12 shots in the first period of the contest. He couldn’t come back out following the intermission though. He had been struck in the face by a stick during the first frame:

When asked over the weekend if he had suffered a concussion, Neuvirth told CSN Philly, “I’m not allowed to tell you anything.”

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