Andrej Meszaros Injury: Flyers Defenseman Returns For Game 5 Vs. Devils

The Flyers will play a must-win Game 5 against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night without star forward Claude Giroux, thanks to his one-game suspension, but they will get a mainstay back in their lineup. Defenseman Andrej Meszaros will return to the lineup for the first time since back surgery knocked him out of action in March.

Philadelphia has struggled defensively in the last three games of the series, typically out-run by New Jersey's aggressive forecheck. Meszaros replaces the not exactly fleet-footed Andreas Lilja on the blue line, so while Meszaros isn't necessarily a fast skater, he may be able to help Philadelphia control New Jersey in Game 5.

On the Devils' side of the ice on Tuesday evening, forward Ryan Carter returns to the lineup on the fourth line after an illness kept him out of Game 4. Tim Sestito returns to the press box.

We have full coverage of Game 5 between the Flyers and Devils in our StoryStream. For more on the Devils, check in with In Lou We Trust, and for more on the Flyers, check in with Broad Street Hockey.

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