November 8, 2022, 6:00 am

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Flyers vs Blues




The Flyers’ defense came through for a 2-1 road victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday with regular Philadelphia defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scratched from the lineup.

It’s uncertain if Ristolainen will be back when the Flyers will host the reeling St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

Philadelphia coach John Tortorella was asked Monday about his expectations for Ristolainen, who missed the first six games of the season due to an injury.

“He just hasn’t met them,” Tortorella said. “He needs to play better. I’m not going to go that much deeper into it, but I don’t think he’s played well enough. He’s going to get another crack at it, but in everything about his game, I think he needs to be better.