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Hartnell, Meszaros Improving; Nearing Returns

Flyers left winger Scott Hartnell could be back in a Flyers jersey by the following weekend.

As per general manager Paul Holmgren, Scott Hartnell has been cleared to practice with the team. He could return to game action in 7-10 days, which sets a target return date of February 27 against Washington or March 2 versus Ottawa.

Hartnell broke his foot back on January 22 against the New Jersey Devils when Kimmo Timonen fired a slap shot that hit Hartnell in the foot.

Hartnell has one assist in three games with the Flyers. His return will be a huge boost to their power play and their top two lines.

In other injury news, Andrej Meszaros will see a doctor tomorrow. He has been improving in regards to his injured shoulder. The Flyers will know where he stands tomorrow in regards to practice and an eventual return.


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