Arguably the most impressive performance has been by defenseman Andrej Meszaros. Meszaros is averaging 19:22 of ice time and looks like he has not missed a beat since having surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon in August. Meszaros leads all Flyers defensemen with four hits while blocking two shots. Despite the Flyers allowing eight goals (two empty netters) in the first two games, Meszaros is surprisingly +/- 0 this year.
There was a lot of speculation that Meszaros would not play this past weekend after skating noticeably slower in training camp and limping after practices. Despite his appeared limited mobility, Meszaros had his legs underneath him this weekend and did not commit a single penalty. He was paired with newly signed defenseman Kurtis Foster in the first two games. He will likely have a new partner tonight in New Jersey as it looks like Foster won’t play and Meszaros will be paired with Bruno Gervais.
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