Kent Huskins could return to Flyers' lineup this week

Kent Huskins could return to Flyers' lineup this week

April 22, 2013, 4:15 pm
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Kent Huskins won’t be in the Flyers' lineup on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins, but he could appear in one or both of the final two game this week, general manager Paul Holmgren said on Monday.
 
The defenseman, who practiced with the team on Monday for the first time since April 15 when he was concussed in Montreal, said he is feeling good and has no post-concussion effects.
 
Huskins began skating on his own on Sunday.
 
“I feel good, the head feels good, no headaches or anything like that –- all signs are positive,” he said.
 
This was his third concussion of his seven-year career.
 
He admitted going unconscious after being struck with a blind headshot from Ryan White.
 
“I remember making the pass and it kinda gets a little fuzzy from there,” he said. “I needed some help leaving the ice. I’ve been lucky. Right away in the training room, all the cognitive tests, I felt right with it. I didn’t have any issues.
 
“I felt a little off the last few days but [Sunday] felt fine on the ice and today was play it by ear and see how it went.”

Phantoms called up
The Flyers on Monday recalled forwards Scott Laughton, Tye McGinn and Jason Akeson as well as defenseman Matt Konan from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

This is the first time Akeson has been called up. Konan was with the Flyers last week, but scratched from game action.

Laughton, the Flyers' first-round draft pick from 2012, cannot play another game at the NHL level without an entire year of his entry-level contract getting used up. Thus, it's highly unlikely he'll actually play in any of the Flyers' three remaining games.