Neuvirth made 22 saves Saturday in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Devils. It was his first start since Jan. 27 after missing five games because of a lower body injury. He was sharp, but just couldn't brick things up in OT after the Flyers took a penalty. Neuvirth made a couple of ten-bell saves late in regulation and again in overtime, and looked none the worse for wear after missing that time. Neuvirth could see more starts soon enough -- Steve Mason is 3-4-2 in his last nine and hasn't exactly stolen games.
Neuvirth will tend goal against the visiting Devils on Saturday afternoon, Tim Panaccio of CSN reports. Neuvirth will be making his first start since Jan. 27, as a lower-body injury that he sustained in practice had kept him away from game ice. Assuming you don't mind the risk of starting a netminder that hasn't played recently, Neuvirth could be an excellent fantasy play Saturday since he's maintained a GAA better than 2.00 in day games and at home. Plus, New Jersey's offense flat out stinks given how it averages a league-low 2.22 goals per game
Neuvirth (lower body) will be available as the backup to Steve Mason on Thursday night against the visiting Sabres, CSN's Tim Panaccio reports. Neuvirth will be on hand for the first time since sustaining the lower-body injury in practice Feb. 1. In an apparent attempt to ease him back into the fold, Neuvy will watch Steve Mason make his sixth consecutive start Thursday. He's a fine complement to Mason based on a 2.14 GAA and .933 save percentage in 21 appearances this campaign.
Neuvirth (lower body) took part in an abbreviated practice Wednesday, his first since suffering a lower-body injury Feb. 1 during a practice session, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. Neuvirth continues to work his way back from the lower-body injury that was originally dated with a 7-10 day timetable. While getting in a first practice certainly bodes well, his timing was reportedly off, and it seems likely he'll need to get a few more in before returning. He remains without a firm target date at this point, but Neuvirth probably won't be ready for the team's next game Thursday against the Sabres.
Neuvirth (lower body) will miss his fifth contest of the season Tuesday against Anaheim, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. If an injury can ever be said to "come at the right time" then this is certainly the case for Neuvirth who was injured just as starting goalie Steve Mason returned to the lineup. In his five outings prior to being injured, the 27-year-old logged a .918 save percentage and picked up three victories. If he can get healthy, the netminder's most likely next start would be in the Flyers' upcoming Saturday and Sunday back-to-back.
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