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Anthony Stolarz, a 2nd round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2012, suffered a cut to the back of his leg.
You can watch the incident below. (caution, blood on the ice)
via the Philadelphia Flyers,
Less than 24-hours after posting a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced an injury update to forward Zac Rinaldo.
"Zac Rinaldo sustained a left high ankle sprain in our game last night. He will be out for approximately six weeks."
Rinaldo, who posted his first goal of the season in last night's victory, has two points and is one of nine players to have appeared in all 44 games for the Flyers so far this season.
He leads the team with 101 penalty minutes and 135 hits on the season, while averaging 7:30 of ice-time per-game.
Pretty good battle, but personally I don't see why dropping the gloves right after a faceoff is needed.
Craig Berube disagrees...
via the Philadelphia Flyers,
Prior to tonight's game at Columbus against the Blue Jackets, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that forward Steve Downie will not be in the line-up.
Downie will also be out 7-10 days with an upper-body injury.
With Downie out of the line-up tonight, Vinny Lecavalier will return to action.
Originally expected to be out 3-4 weeks from Dec. 9 with a non-displaced back fracture, Lecavalier will appear in his first game since Nov. 30 at Nashville. He has missed the last nine games, and a total of 13 games on the year.
Lecavalier leads the team in power-play goals with five and is tied for second on the team in goals (9). In his first season with the Flyers he has 14 points (9g-5a) in 22 games.
Falling away from the net, Giroux with the backhand goal from a tough angle.
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
After weeks of haggling between Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren and then-Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson – did the Jackets want Carter or Mike Richards? would the Jackets include a prospect, first-round pick, and maybe another decent pick? – the two sides began to narrow in on a deal that would send promising left wing Jake Voracek, a first-round pick, and a third-round pick to the Flyers for the veteran Carter.
Holmgren hemmed and hawed for a few days until GMs began showing up in St. Paul and Minneapolis for the draft.
Holmgren called Howson the day before the draft in the morning to tell him he was ready to make the move, but not before he dropped a bombshell on Howson’s lap, one that staggered him and forced him to sit down:
“You want ‘em both?” Holmgren asked Howson, meaning Carter (ital) and (end) Richards.
via Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post,
Brayden Schenn’s night ended more than a period early after a hit threw him head first into the boards.
Washington’s Tom Wilson hit Schenn, who had the puck and turned to the boards, with 4:44 remaining in the second period. Schenn went flying and the crown of his helmet was the first thing to make contact with the boards behind the Flyers’ goalline.
Wilson was given a 5-minute major for boarding, another five minutes for fighting Nick Grossmann and a game misconduct.
Schenn tried to get off the ice under his own power, but fell three different times before trainer Jim McCrossin could get to him and help him off the ice.
Watch the hit below...
Lecavalier said still no return date, just trying to increase his on-ice workouts at this point in time and move forward.
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