Gagne hoping to return from broken toe

Updated: May 7, 2010, 12:31 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers could receive a little bit of a boost in Friday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins with the possible return of forward Simon Gagne.

Gagne has been out since April 20 after suffering a broken big toe when he blocked a shot by the Devils' Brian Rolston in Game 4 of the first-round series against New Jersey.

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette wouldn't confirm Gagne's return, and neither would Gagne.

"It's hard to say right now. It's going to be a game-time decision," Gagne said Friday morning.

He did not participate in the optional morning skate and said he'll test the toe during pregame warmups.

Gagne practiced with the team on Thursday and had an MRI exam afterward.

"I'm pretty happy with the way the healing process went," he said.

The Bruins lead the series 3-0.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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