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Meszaros "Felt Good" In Loss to Pittsburgh

Up until yesterday, Andrej Meszaros' participation in the opening weekend was still up in the air.

But as the game progressed, concerns over Meszaros' injured Achilles tendon disappeared.

"[I] felt better than I thought I would feel so that’s a good sign," said Meszaros, following a 3-1 loss to the Penguins Saturday afternoon. "Unfortunately it’s really hard to follow a loss so uh that’s the way it is."

Meszaros' 19:54 minutes on the ice was the third highest on the Flyers behind Kimmon Timonen and Wayne Simmonds. Meszaros said getting less ice time wasn't a concern.

"I tried to do short shifts, obviously," Meszaros said. "I haven’t played since May and plus the injuries and everything so you know I’ve just tried to keep it simple; you know work on my game, you know, and it’s a game I know and I felt comfortable and you know I was playing a lot but unfortunately game day didn’t go out right but. I felt pretty good."

Meszaros logged over five minutes of special teams time, and was an even 0 for his plus/minus on the night. He was mostly paired with Kurtis Foster on the third defensive pairing.

Head coach Peter Laviolette was pleased with Meszaros' play as well.

"I thought he played well," Laviolette said.