Training camp is winding down to a precious two games for the Flyers to sort things out.

They will end exhibition play this week with Thursday’s game in New York then Friday’s finale in Washington.

Preseason is about working on systems personnel special teams and getting your goalies ready. It’s not necessarily about winning games. So far the Flyers have not had a game with their entire roster either.

After five exhibition games the Flyers have scored just 11 goals given up 14 and have a 1-3-1 record.

General manager Paul Holmgren doesn’t feel the team is far off. He still must decide whether to carry 13 or 14 forwards; whether Michael Raffl makes the final cut; and whether Scott Laughton stays on the roster or goes back to his junior team the Oshawa Generals.

One more thing. Does Erik Gustafsson or Andrej Meszaros get the last of the top six spots on defense? Holmgren has already admitted he may carry eight defensemen at season’s start.

The Laughton decision likely will come first because it doesn’t involve waivers or a trade.

“At the end of the day we will do what is best for the organization and best for Scott” Holmgren said recalling the 19-year-old’s time here last season before being sent back to Oshawa.

At this point Laughton is simply going to dominate for the Generals. Yet unless he is playing center on a nightly basis it doesn’t make sense to have sit as a healthy scratch either. He needs games.

“Whether he is ready or not we have a couple more days to think about it” Holmgren said.

Decisions on defense are just as challenging because of the numbers – 10 (including Hal Gill).

“I’m encouraged by the health” Holmgren said. “All our defensemen are healthy. We have good depth. They have all played good. Are there tough decisions? Absolutely. At the end of the day we have good depth and if [we] remain healthy we will be OK.”