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Coburn registered a goal and assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

The points were the first of the season for Coburn, who has only appeared in seven contests due to a previous bout with a long-term foot injury. Coburn isn't much of an offensive threat, but his typically dependable play in his own zone will usually allow him to see above 20 minutes of ice time on a given night.

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Coburn (foot) will be activated from injured reserve and play Saturday against the Avalanche, Rob Parent of the Delaware County Times reports.

Coburn had been expected to return to the lineup Saturday all along, but coach Craig Berube just wanted to check the blueliner out during morning skate before signing off on his return. After enduring no setbacks during the session, Coburn will rejoin the lineup for the first time since the Oct. 8 season opener, with Carlo Colaiacovo heading to the press box.

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Flyers coach Craig Berube will decide after morning skate whether Coburn (foot) will return to the lineup Saturday against Colorado, Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

While Coburn said he expects to play, Berube has yet to sign off on his return from the left foot injury. Berube admitted that Coburn has looked spry in practice, but the Flyers' defense has played well of late, and if Coburn sits, he would be afforded another six days of rest before the team's next game. If Coburn does end up getting the green light, Carlo Colaiacovo will likely be removed from the lineup.

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Coburn (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Avalanche, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Coburn was initially projected to be out for four weeks after suffering a setback in late October, but a Saturday return would mean the defenseman missed only two weeks of action. His return would likely bump Carlo Colaiacovo from the Flyers' regular lineup.

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GM Ron Hextall said Coburn (lower body) is making progress and will beat his projected four-week recovery timetable, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Flyers haven't officially established a new timetable for Coburn, but the report speculates that the defenseman may be less than two weeks away from a return. Injuries have hit the Flyers hard on the blue line in the early stages of the season, so an early return from a top-four contributor like Coburn would certainly be a welcome development.

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Coburn (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, CSNPhilly.com's Sarah Baicker reports.

With Coburn ruled out four weeks Friday due to the injury, he'll unsurprisingly move to IR to create some roster space. Coburn suffered the foot injury in the Flyers' first game of the season against the Bruins, but had taken pregame warmups as a recently as Tuesday before suffering a setback. Mark Alt will be recalled from AHL Adirondback in a corresponding move.

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Coburn (lower body) will be out four weeks, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Coburn has already missed two weeks with the injury, and it was thought he would be able to return earlier in the week, but the injury appears to be much more serious than originally anticipated. Andrew MacDonald will also be out for about a month with a lower-body injury, so the Flyers are noticeably thin on defense. Call-ups for the injured defensemen are undetermined at this time.

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Coburn (lower body) will not play Wednesday against the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The hope was that Coburn would be able to return Tuesday following a two-week absence, but he didn't fare well in warmups and ended up as a late scratch. The 29-year-old will be forced to sit Wednesday as well, and he should be considered questionable to take the ice Saturday until there's indication otherwise.

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Though he looked set to return to action Tuesday versus the Blackhawks, Coburn (lower body) ended up being a late scratch by the Flyers, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

It seems likely that Coburn didn't feel 100 percent healthy during warmups, which may have prompted the Flyers to keep him out as a precaution. Coburn will miss his fifth straight contest and turn his focus toward getting ready for Wednesday's tilt with the Penguins.

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Coburn (lower body) will play Tuesday versus the Blackhawks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

As anticipated, Coborn was given the go-ahead to return to the lineup after he completed the morning skate without any further setbacks. He'll step back into a top-four role on defense following his four-game hiatus.