Flyers Carter Out for Game 5: Sources

Top goal-scorer won't play in Game 5 Friday night

With less than a day until Game 5 of the Flyers-Sabres series, the Flyers have not released the details of forward Jeff Carter’s "lower body" injury since he limped off the ice Wednesday night during Game 4.

The injury happened with 2:20 left in the first period when the winger collided knee-to-knee with Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers.

The team said it was a lower-body injury and that Carter might return.

He didn't return to the Fly Guys 1-0 loss.

Carter led the Flyers with 36 goals this season and was third with 66 points.

He has a goal and an assist so far in the Buffalo series.

Carter did not skate at practice Thursday and sources say he will miss Game 5 and probably be out for the entire series with a knee sprain, according to NBC Philadelphia sports reporter John Clark.

But the Flyers said they will definitely be ready to play the Sabres Friday night.

“It’s going to be our fans and our rink, and we’re going to come out hard tomorrow. Trust me,” said defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

With the series tied 2-2, the Flyers might need some help on Friday without their leading scorer.

They might get some assistance from defenseman Chris Pronger who is likely to be back in the lineup for Game 5, CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio reported.

Before the series started, Pronger said he was very confident he’d play against the Sabres and did some light skating Thursday.

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