There was good news in Flyerdom on Thursday: Defenseman Nick Grossmann practiced in a regular (contact-permitted) jersey in Voorhees for the first time since he apparently suffered a concussion against Pittsburgh on April 18.
It appears that Grossmann, the Flyers' most physical defenseman, will be ready for the start of the next playoff series.
Grossmann said the long layoff - the Flyers haven't played since eliminating the Penguins on Sunday - has pluses and minuses.
"It's good to have a couple of days like this, get guys healthy," he said after practice, "but you kind of want to get going. It's too long. You get the first round over and want to jump on the horse again."