VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) -Defenseman Jason Smith practiced for the first time this week on Thursday and hopes to return from his upper-body injury for Game 1 of Philadelphia's NHL playoff series against Washington.
Smith, the team captain, missed the last game of the regular season and sat out a pair of practices this week as the Flyers prepped for Friday night's game.
``I feel good, I felt good out there today and I actually felt good yesterday,'' Smith said.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Penguins Prediction Will the Blackhawks upset the Penguins tonight when the Stanley Cup contenders clash in Pittsburgh at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Sharks Prediction The San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers could both use a win when they meet up on the ice tonight at 10:30PM...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Islanders Pick Can the Nashville Predators pick up an important road win when they take on the New York Islanders tonight at...
Thumbnail Wild vs. Red Wings Prediction Are the Red Wings a good bet to beat the Wild today at 12:30PM ET when they host Minnesota in one of their final home games?
Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Panthers Prediction Are the Blackhawks a good bet to beat the Panthers tonight when the two clash at 7:00PM ET?

NHL Team Pages