“I feel ready to play,” Couturier said yesterday at practice, per CSN Philly. “I’ve been skating the past days pretty hard and trying to get back into shape. It might take a little while to get in that game shape but I’m not worried. I’m just going to keep it simple if I get to go.”
The 23-year-old, two-way center was hurt Feb. 4 in Nashville. He was originally expected to miss four weeks with a lower-body injury, so if he does play tonight, his return will be ahead of schedule.
After tonight, the Flyers play six in a row at home, with five of those games against teams currently outside a playoff spot.
Five points back of Pittsburgh for the final wild-card spot in the East, if the Flyers are ever going to make a run at the postseason, that stretch seems like a good opportunity to make it happen.