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Mark Friedman to enter Flyers lineup at forward for Lake Tahoe game



Mark Friedman

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Friedman will re-enter the lineup for Sunday’s game at Lake Tahoe against the Boston Bruins. Friedman has played in three games this season, most recently on January 26th in New Jersey.

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The defenseman will not be used strictly on the blue line, however. Alain Vigneault said that Friedman will dress and skate on the wing on Sunday.

Vigneault further clarified that Friedman will take some shifts as a forward and some as a defenseman.

David Kase will be the forward scratched to make room for Friedman.

This is a bit peculiar as Kase was one of the better bottom-six forwards on Thursday night. He didn’t amaze or jump off the scoresheet by any means, but he made more than a few nice plays. Kase had three shot attempts and two scoring chances at 5-on-5 play against the Rangers.

Things are certainly going to be interesting for the Flyers on Sunday against the Bruins. The lineup is going to look a lot different than what we’re used to between missing six regulars and dressing seven defensemen. With Kase coming out of the lineup, the Flyers could run similar lines to Thursday with either Maksim Sushko or Samuel Morin jumping up to the third line.

If Sushko moves up, that would likely leave Morin and Friedman on the same line. The Flyers would essentially have one forward and four defensemen on the ice when the fourth line is on the ice with Morin, Friedman, and the defensive pair.

The Flyers are missing five forwards and one defenseman due to COVID. So it makes some sense for them to go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen. They’re going to need all the help they can get against the Boston Bruins.

Carter Hart to start for Flyers at Lake Tahoe on Sunday

Mark Friedman will get another chance to show what he can do on Sunday at Lake Tahoe.

Photo Credit: Heather Barry Images

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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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