Andrej Meszaros could be ready for the opener on Saturday.
Having suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during a training exercise in July, it was likely that Meszaros would miss a considerable amount of the 2012-13 regular season while recovering. With all of 2012 evaporated after the 113-day lockout, the chances of the 27-year-old defenseman playing a role in the opening portion of the schedule have considerably improved.
Stating that he would like to test out the area during a scrimmage later in the week, Meszaros wants to play in the season opener if he can, via the Philadelphia Daily News:
"I'd say it feels pretty good. Since we don't have any preseason games, I would really like to try and get a scrimmage later in the week to see how I feel.
"We've had a couple good practices, really getting into moving the puck and battle drills. I'd love to play. If I can play, I'm certainly going to do that. If not, might make sense to wait a little longer."
Meszaros originally underwent surgery on the Achilles' on Aug. 7 in Philadelphia and was cleared for practice activities last week. Considering the questions revolving around Philadelphia's defense corps, a return from Meszaros would certainly improve the group.