Philadelphia Flyers' Daniel Carcillo, left, and Simon Gagne celebrate after Carcillo's game-winning goal in overtime of an NHL first-round playoff game against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-2 in overtime. AP photo by Matt Slocum

CHICAGO - Dan Carcillo will be in the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup tonight for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Coach Peter Laviolette refused to comment on potential lineup changes after Monday's morning skate at the United Center.

But Carcillo told reporters he has been told he will play. It was not yet clear whom he would replace in the lineup.

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The Flyers hope Carcillo helps them play with more of an edge. They didn't take a single penalty in Game 1.

"He's going to bring some physical aspect," forward Simon Gagne said. "He's going to run around, I think, finish every check that he's able to, and at the same time, he's got some skills too. ... So he's definitely going to bring a lot of energy on the team.

"The first game was not very physical on both sides, but we expect that to change on both teams. Having Danny on our side definitely is going to help."

Forward Ian Laperriere smiled when asked about Carcillo, saying he thought the lineup change was supposed to be a secret. But he added that it could provide a boost.

"Daniel is going to bring what Daniel does best," Laperriere said. "He brings intensity. And he's got more than that. He has skill. He showed the hockey world he can be a player too. He's going to bring some intensity."

Carcillo, acquired in a trade last season with Phoenix, played in 76 of 82 regular-season games this year, scoring 12 goals and 10 assists while racking up 207 penalty minutes. The only games he missed were due to two- and four-game league suspensions.

He has been a healthy scratch since the returns of Laperriere and Jeff Carter in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals gave the Flyers a full lineup. Ville Leino had been a healthy scratch for much of the regular season, but he has emerged as a top scorer in the playoffs.


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