The Philadelphia Flyers‘ game against the Carolina Hurricanes set to play at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night has been postponed due to the snowstorm that is currently rocking the Northeast. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday night at 6 pm, but the postponement might be just what is needed for Jakub Voracek.
Voracek took a nasty slash in the Flyers’ game against the New York Islanders on Monday afternoon and had to leave the game to get his finger taped and splinted up. Voracek did return to the bench, but did not play another shift during the Flyers’ shootout loss to the Islanders.
Voracek seems like the type of player to play through the pain, but the fact that he couldn’t say anything about the injury during the postgame is cause for concern. General manager Paul Holmgren was mum on the injury, as per usual, but he did say that he was going to be re-evaluated for Tuesday’s game. Prior to the announcement of the game’s postponement, NHL.com reported that Voracek was not in the lineup nor had he participated in the team’s morning skate.
Since Voracek is one of the Flyers’ top line guys and is great at getting things moving offensively, hearing this news was not a good sign. We’re not really sure how serious the injury is, as it has not been reported and the Flyers are being quiet as ever.
The silver lining to their Tuesday night game being postponed is that it will give Voracek more time to heal in the hopes he’ll be back in the lineup on Wednesday. However, gauging by how secretive the team has been about his injury, he is still questionable for Wednesday.