Lepisto Recalled (Updated)
I'm in Vorhees, N.J., for the Flyers' practice this morning. But I just got an update on what's happening at KCI. I'm told that injured defensemen Shaone Morrisonn (upper body) and Jeff Schultz (undisclosed) are not skating, and that prospect Sami Lepsito has been recalled.
Update:DC Sports bogger Dan Steinberg covered for me today and said both Morrisonn and Schultz skated after the team practice today. Both are hoping to get in a full practice tomorrow and possibly return Friday for Game 1. Center David Steckel (broken finger) is expected to be ready to go.
Update: The Flyers could get center Danny Briere back from a lower body injury, believed to be a left knee, in time for Game 1. Defenseman Derian Hatcher (broken leg) also skated today and said he's aiming to return for Game 2.
Update:So I just interviewed Flyers GM Paul Holmgren for the story I'm writing about the Flyers. The best part was his answer about rooming with Bruce Boudreau when they were teammates with the Johnstown Chiefs during the 1974-75 season.
"He wasn't a very good housekeeper," Holmgren said. "It was like a month. ...We were in this great big house. It's a blur. It was a long time ago and I was like 19. Bruce was a good player. He was really gifted with the puck, smart, kind of lippy."
Also, Holmgren was the coach in Philadelphia when the Flyers and Caps met for the last time in the playoffs, back in 1989.
"The only thing I remember about it was that [Hextall] scored a shorthanded goal," he said.
That's it for now. I've got to drive back to Washington.
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