Despite suffering further injuries with the losses of Danny Briere and Tom Sestito on Thursday, the Flyers are expecting some weekend reinforcements.

After missing Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres, both defenseman Andrej Meszaros and forward Jaromir Jagr are expected to return to the Flyers lineup on Saturday to face the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I'm feeling better," said Meszaros, who suffered an upper-body injury in practice earlier in the week. "I had a good skate today, so we'll see how it goes tomorrow."

Jagr, who turned 40 on Wednesday, missed the game with what was called the flu. However, the veteran said on Friday after practice that it was more respiratory than anything and hampered his breathing.

When asked if he would return on Saturday, Jagr joked about the team recent spate of injuries, saying, "if you can walk, you play."

Despite progress, winger James van Riemsdyk's return remains unknown. He has been out of the active lineup since Jan. 12 with a concussion.