J.R. returns from injury Thursday

Philly.com & Philadelphiaflyers.com are reporting that Jeremy Roenick will return to the ice on Thursday vs the Islanders. He will most likely wear a protective cage for the next month to protect his jaw.

Keith Primeau might also be close to returning as well. Though he won’t say when he would. JR was not as quiet saying he believed Prim’s would be back on Thursday as well.

Rico (Eric Desjardins) got some good news today. His arm is almost fully healed and could return for the final 3 games of the year.

Radovan Somik and Vladimir Malakov could be back by the flyers final regular season game.

This will make for an interesting playoffs. The Flyers will be healthy for the first time since early January. They have played well through all the injuries hopefully they will go far and win the Cup this year.

Welcome back Guys… You have been missed.


25 Responses to J.R. returns from injury Thursday

  1. CechmanekForVezina says:

    This is the greatest team ever assembled.

  2. hockeyhead says:

    what? ya if they still had pelle lindberg and pete peeters in net. dave poulin brian propp tim kerr at forward and gary galley and kjell sam mule son on d. best flyer team? best team? what? i don’t get it.

  3. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    Damn right, i think roenick primeau desjardins somik malakhov and reechi will all be back by next thursdays game against the Canadians. But the Flyers need to be 1 or 2 in the east so they don’t have to face the Devils in the first round.

  4. dog_farts says:

    “greatest team ever assembled”?

    since when did Philly fans become as dillusional as Leafs fans, take a look at what the Burke/Esche tandem did for Phoenix a couple years ago and you’ll have a pretty good idea how far Philly will go in the playoffs…not far at all

    p.s. don’t get too excited about Zhamnov’s production of late…he hasn’t had any playoff points since 1996, even the year Chicago made it into the playoffs, he got 0 points in 5 games

  5. CechmanekForVezina says:

    Jesus this place takes things too seriously. Try having fun every once and a while, that could help.

  6. Furlong19 says:

    As much as I hate the flyers it’s great to see J.R. back. He’s great for the game and he’s such a warrior on the ice. One of my favourite players by far.

    But greatest team ever assembled? Are you kidding me? hahaha I hope he wrote that as a joke. The greatest teams ever assembled of recent years are the islanders in the early 80’s/Penguins in the early 90’s/Red Wings 2 years ago because of the number of hall of famers and the greatest team ever is the Oilers in the 80’s. Top two all time scoring leaders on the same team. C’mon now.

  7. cgolding says:

    … gary galley?

    ah… love kerr. my favorite player growing up. wish they could retire his number, but gagne looks like he’s getting his groove back and could be a great player for a long time in 12.

    anyone else notice that hex’s number ain’t being worn? interesting…

    -chris

  8. cgolding says:

    okay. Esche was a young backup goalie(he’s only 26 now) you could only expect so much from him. He’s a much better and more mature goalie now so the comparision is idiotic and stupid to even draw.

    as for Zhamnov, compare the depth of that chicago team with philly. you marked him up and said stop him, and we’ll beat chi-town. do that now, and the Handzus line, or the Primeau line with Roenick on it will cause damage.

    i’m not concerned.

    but no, it is not the greatest team assembled, nor is it the best flyer team ever. but with 30 teams in the league now, NO ONE has the best team ever…

    nevermind the bullox,

    chris

  9. FlyGuys10 says:

    just commenting on ur Burke/Esche statement….Philly is FAAAAAAR more superior than Phoenix was back when they first started…plus, Esche has developed into a fine legit goaltender (very quietly second in the league to Kiprusoff in GAA)…and something just tells me he wont pull a Cechmanek when the playoffs roll around…i think the Flyers will be just fine, at least making it to the Eastern Conference Final

  10. hockeyhead says:

    gary galley was awesome. i’m not a flyer fan. couldn’t think of any d men.

  11. Enchilada says:

    Primeau will be a game time decision, but it will be great just to see him in the pre game warmups when I get down there.

  12. cgolding says:

    he was here for like all of 2 years or something… and at the tail end.

    -chris

  13. cgolding says:

    that might be because he’s clearly not psycho or high-strung. i was pretty convinced he was smoking-up between periods last year cuz he was always just chillin on the bench.

    -chris

  14. hockeyhead says:

    yes he was. i liked him for boston. we traded him for who??? right gord dropkick murphy.

    good one mark howe. forgot all about him.

  15. CupBoundFlyers says:

    The greatest team ever put on ice in philly!

    Flyers = Cup in 2004…. an equation so simple even an infant could understand!

  16. hockeyhead says:

    i have to. ya a baby who’s parents are brother and sister. what about the flyers in the 70’s? booby clark and bernie parent. what about the 80’s?

    flyers = calder cup in 2004

    Here we go BRUINS here we go

  17. KUBLI-KAHN says:

    “”look at what the Burke/Esche tandem did for Phoenix a couple years””

    uh, esche is 25 years old fella, to look at what he did a few years ago is rubbish, look at how hes playing now, hes gotton alot better, wake up before you open your mouth.

  18. nocuphere says:

    You’re right man it’s brutal.

  19. nocuphere says:

    As a leaf fan it kills me to say this but the flyers are still fierce without proven playoff goalies. Sean Burke is a winner, and Robert Esche has changed his style dramatically since Phoenix. They don’t have a bonafide #1 but two solid number ones. Not a lot of teams can say that.

    As far as Zhamnov well he’s just good. He has an arsenal of all stars in his line up now that are built for long playoff runs.

    The defense is big and mobile. Their GAA the last 5 years backs that up.

    I wouldn’t want to play them in the first round. Even if you happen to get by them, the injuries that pile up playing against them cripples you in the next round.

    Dillusional as leaf fans was just brutal. They’re right up there with all the elite in the east. One of those five power houses in the east are going to keep the cup in the east. But I guess we’re all entitled to an opinion.

  20. CechmanekForVezina says:

    Appearently some people can’t read. They somehow type fine, but reading just escapes them. It’s a phenomenon.

  21. CupBoundFlyers says:

    I was just messing around you idiot, of course i dont think this team is the greatest flyers team ever, how could i say that when the team in the 70’s won back to back cups. I was just tryin to have a little fun being that playoffs are coming up, what’s sad is u have enough time to make a response to something like that.

    Oh yea, and good luck with your goaltending in the playoffs ….it’s even worse than the Flyers.

  22. matteo says:

    If the year was 1992

  23. Lint07 says:

    Obviously when you have ”Cechmanek” and ”Vezina” both in your nickname, people should know you’re not serious…

    Receiving something in exchange for him was the best move Bobby Clarke has ever done. Cechmanek alone is responsible for the top-5 worst goals let in by an NHL goalie in the last decade. He is without a doubt one of the worst goaltender to ever play in the NHL and believe me, I AM dead serious.

  24. Sands says:

    He’s a loser, crys that me might never play again to get the camaera on hi then comes back, we all knew he would come back, i was just hopeing he wouldn’t. He’s a hockey player with no class

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