Esche missed the final two periods of Philadelphia's 7-2 win
Sunday because of flu symptoms. Coach Ken Hitchcock said Esche "is
good to go" for the game. Philadelphia entered the game with
a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven, second-round series 3-2.
The Flyers, however, were without defenseman Vladimir Malakhov,
who sustained a head injury Sunday in Game 5. Malakhov was listed
as questionable earlier Tuesday, but Dennis Seidenberg took his
place and played his first career NHL postseason game.
For the Maple Leafs, defenseman Ken Klee will have knee surgery
later this week and will miss at least the remainder of this
Without discussing the extent of the injury, coach Pat Quinn
said Klee will have arthroscopic surgery.
Klee, one of the Maple Leafs' steadiest defensemen, was hurt
Sunday. Karel Pilar is expected to take Klee's place, making his
debut this postseason.
Game 7, if necessary, is Thursday in Philadelphia. The winner of the series will play Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference