By Sarah Ellington

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher says James van Riemsdyk, Nate Thompson and Philippe Myers would all be able to return from injuries if the NHL resumes in May.

The trio were hurt in the week before the NHL suspended play on March 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Van Riemsdyk, who ranks sixth on the Flyers with 40 points in 66 games, broke his right hand while blocking a shot against the Washington Capitals.

Myers, tied for second in the NHL among all rookies with a plus-17 rating in 50 games, suffered a fractured patella on his right knee when he blocked a shot in a clash with the Buffalo Sabres.

Thompson sprained his knee against the Boston Bruins in the last game before the league shut down.

It was his seventh game with the Flyers after being acquired from the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL trade deadline on February 24.

The Flyers lost 2-0 to the NHL-leading Bruins on March 10 to have their nine-game winning streak snapped.

Philly trails Washington by one point for first place in the Metropolitan Division after going 18-5-1 in its final 24 games before the league suspended play.

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