Lindros is expected to make a complete recovery, but he's unlikely to perform in the postseason. Before being sidelined, he'd been at his fearsome best and was having the most complete season of his seven-year NHL career. With Lindros in the lineup, the Flyers had the talent to be among the league's elite; without him they look like an ordinary team.
When Philly endured a 12-game winless streak earlier this season, many observers wondered whether the Flyers could win the Cup even with Lindros. That's a question Philadelphia fans would love to be pondering now.
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