Flyers get good news on injury front with 2019-20 season suspended because of coronavirus outbreak


A potential silver lining to the Flyers' 2019-20 run being brought to a halt was the time off to get healthier.

On March 11, the Flyers were about to push forward without James van Riemsdyk (broken right index finger), Philippe Myers (fractured patella in right knee) and Nate Thompson (left knee sprain).

On March 12, the NHL season was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

As the Flyers have missed their final 13 games of the regular season and have gone a month without playing, they've gotten healthier. If the 2019-20 season does resume, they'll be in good position.

The Flyers on Friday announced that Myers and Thompson have been cleared to play, while van Riemsdyk is expected to be cleared within one to two weeks.

In other health matters, Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder) continues to work out daily but has not been cleared for contact and Samuel Morin (torn ACL) is expected to be cleared to play in time for the 2020-21 season.

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