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Michael Del Zotto returns tonight

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Michael Del Zotto will play a regular season game tonight for the first time in 266 days.

The 26 year old defenseman has recovered from his left knee injury suffered in the preseason and will be paired with Shayne Gostisbehere tonight against the Canadiens. Del Zotto missed every game after February 13th last season after hurting his wrist.

To make room and save cap space, Boyd Gordon (upper body) will replace Del Zotto on LTIR. Gordon will not be able to play for the next 10 games or 24 days.

With everyone healthy on the backend, the Flyers’ pairs look like this:

Del Zotto-Gostisbehere

Provorov-Streit

Manning-Gudas

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