Andrej Meszaros skated on Tuesday with full gear on for the second time since sustaining a torn Achilles tendon that required surgery back in August.
"If I can come back in four months, that would be awesome," he said. "But if it is six months, then that is what it is." Meszaros is pleased with his progress and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren feels that the Philadelphia defenseman's recovery is on schedule. The lockout has afforded Meszaros time to heal without the worry of missing any games. He also continues to be paid while having access to the team's facilities until he is deemed fit to return. Meszaros would like to be playing in Europe right now instead, but if the NHL begins a shortened schedule in December or January then there's a chance that he will be ready.