Derick Brassard returns to a Flyers lineup full of holes after a major COVID-19 outbreak

In a perfect world, coach Mike Yeo would have watched Derick Brassard go through a practice before playing him in a game. But the world is far from perfect, and the Flyers have lost the luxury of time. The Flyers are heading into Thursday’s game game against the Pittsburgh Penguins missing nine players because of COVID-19 protocols and injuries.