TORONTO - The Flyers are likely to have winger Steve Downie back in the lineup when the face the Senators in Ottawa on Tuesday night.
Downie, wearing a full cage, was on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read at the Flyers' practice Monday in Voorhees.
"Today was another step," he said told reporters after the session.
Downie, 26, suffered a concussion in a fight with Washington's Aaron Volpatti during the Flyers' 7-0 loss Nov. 1. It was Downie's first game after he was acquired from Colorado for Max Talbot, and he missed the next four contests.
Last week, Downie said he needed to get his legs back in shape and that Tuesday was a "realistic" date for his return. Monday was the third day he practiced with the team since his injury.