It’s starting to sound like the Philadelphia Flyers’ COVID-related team pause is going to finish by the end of the week as NHL deputy commission Bill Daly says that the team will resume its schedule on Thursday. Daly says the league will “continue to monitor the situation” with the Flyers, who would stand to not only return to play the Rangers on Thursday, but would also remain in the NHL’s outdoor showcase in Lake Tahoe against the Boston Bruins on Sunday in a nationally televised game.
The update comes after the Flyers are repordley returning to practice Monday morning in Voorhees after spending nine days paused and placing seven players on the COVID protocol list. That plan, however, was scraped at the advisement of the league, likely no doubt hanging on dearly to the prospects of the Flyers being able to participate in the Lake Tahoe game. The list remained at seven players with Travis Konecny being added as Travis Sanheim was removed Sunday evening.
The Athletic’s Charlie O’Connor reports that the Flyers will instead return to the ice on Tuesday for practice.
More to come as the Flyers’ schedule remains in COVID limbo, though signs are pointing toward them returning to competition sooner rather than later, if all goes according to plan. But as we all know, nothing is guaranteed.