By Jenny Masters
Defenseman Ryan Ellis may be back tomorrow night against the Leafs.
He’s been out two weeks with a hip/groin injury, and he practiced Sunday.
Ellis, acquired in an offseason trade with Nashville and paired with Ivan Provorov on the Flyers’ No. 1 defense tandem, was only supposed to be out for several days after initially getting hurt.
But the injury dragged on to the point where Ellis did not make the Pittsburgh-Washington trip and stayed behind to work on his rehab.
The Flyers have already been playing tight defense, having given up only three regulation-time goals in their last three games. Getting Ellis back would be a bonus, especially on special teams.