CHICAGO - MAY 28: Ville Leino #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers controls the puck during Stanley Cup practice at the United Center on May 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ville Leino wasn't on the ice for warmups tonight in Florida, and according to the Flyers, he's out with a lower-body injury. My immediate worry is that it's his surgically repaired hip, although Paul Holmgren says it's nothing serious. Then again, we know how that whole pattern sometimes turns out.
The big, immediate news? Nikolay Zherdev is so deep inside the basement of Peter Laviolette's dog house that he can't even crack the lineup tonight with Leino out. If that's not a sign that he's short on this organization, nothing is. Jody Shelley gets the spot in the lineup over Zherdev tonight.
Yes, Shelley and Dan Carcillo are both in the lineup at the same time. We'll see how that goes.