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Emery May Be Facing Surgery

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,

Michael Leighton started his third straight game in goal for the Flyers last night in place of Ray Emery, who underwent an MRI yesterday on his sore left hip.

A team source told the Daily News that Emery could have a torn labrum that may require surgery.

General manager Paul Holmgren said the results from the MRI were not immediately available yesterday.

“It seems to be an issue with a lot of goalies in the league and we’re hoping to learn from what Ray underwent today,” Holmgren said. “A lot of goalies have this issue because of the way they play, so I think it’s probably something like that.”

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Jeff Carter Hit On Anssi Salmela Tonight

from the Star-Ledger,

Devils defenseman Anssi Salmela was taken off the ice on a stretcher in Philadelphia Monday night after getting hit by the Flyers’ Jeff Carter just after scoring a short-handed goal for a 2-0 Devils lead.

continued

update 9:05pm, via Jay Grossman (player agent) Twitter,

Salmela has refractured broken nose and lost several teeth. Will not return tonight, but will be OK.

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  Tags: anssi+salmela, jeff+carter

The Caveman Feels Right At Home

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Vokoun Won’t Be Dealt, Flyers Want To Extend Emery

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

• I’m told star goalie Tomas Vokoun, who has one year left on his deal at $6.3 million, will not be made available before March 3 regardless of where the Panthers are in the standings. That’s a situation the team will revisit come June.

• As I reported earlier this season, the Flyers are hoping to reach an extension with goalie Ray Emery before the end of the regular season. Because Emery signed a one-year deal this past summer, the team wasn’t allowed to approach his agent until January. That happened in Calgary last week, when Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Emery’s agent, J.P. Barry, chatted briefly and only agreed they would commence preliminary talks after the Olympics.

more and note, some of the information was discussed on the HNIC Hotstove tonight…

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Wings trade Leino to Flyers

Per CBC Jeff Marek’s Twitter, Detroit trades Ville Leino to Philadelphia for a 5th in 2011 and Ole-Kristian Tollefsen.

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  Tags: detroit+red+wings, nhl-hockey, philadelphia+flyers

Morning Line

“Trades happen. Some people might think they got stronger, some might think they didn’t. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.”

The Devils scoring will “possibly” be better, Pronger said, “but I don’t know what’s it’s going to do to their defensive abilities . . . He’s certainly a guy who can put numbers up. I don’t know if his lack of playoff experience in Atlanta will affect him or not. I guess time will tell.”

-Chris Pronger of the Flyers reacts to the trade of Ilya Kovalchuk to the Devils.  More reaction from the Flyers by Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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  Tags: chris+pronger

Flyers Looking For Defense & Forward Help

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,

Holmgren said he was “not done” trying to make another deal that would strengthen the club.

“We might want to still do something on defense and forward, but not in goal,” Holmgren said.

A club source said nothing was imminent, but that the Flyers would listen to what others had to say. The Flames reportedly asked the Flyers about their interest in Phaneuf before making the multi-player trade with Toronto that stunned the NHL on Sunday.

Holmgren would not comment on his discussions with Calgary.

“Doesn’t do anyone any good and it should be confidential,” he said.

The Flyers didn’t have the cap space to afford Phaneuf, much like they don’t have the cap space to afford Atlanta winger Ilya Kovalchuk … unless they are willing to move Jeff Carter.

more on the Flyers…

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Kovalchuk Too Expensive For Flyers

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

With a little more than a month to go until the trade deadline, now is the time to start hashing out deals for your favorite players.

Just don’t include Ilya Kovalchuk in a Flyers uniform.

Despite numerous reports to the contrary, including a Twitter post from USA Today yesterday, multiple team and league sources have told the Daily News that the Flyers are not interested in acquiring Kovalchuk from Atlanta….

The bottom line: Kovalchuk is simply too rich for the Flyers. They would need to tear apart their roster to fit Kovalchuk’s $6.389 salary cap hit.

And that’s just to use him as a rental for the remainder of this season.

more

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  Tags: ilya+kovalchuk

No Major Deals For The Flyers

from Anthony J. SanFilippo of the Daily Times,

Considering the Flyers are frequently in the trade discussion mix, whether at the deadline, draft, or free agency, it’s no surprise that they have been linked to several proposed megadeals.

Some suggest they might go after Atlanta superstar Ilya Kovalchuk. Others have them in deep talks with Calgary for hard-hitting defenseman Dion Phaneuf. There are still others that suggest they might try and pry Vincent Lecavalier away from the Tampa Bay Lightning while the nostalgic have them bringing back Rod Brind’Amour as another veteran voice to a locker room that can never have too many of those.

It’s fun to play fantasy hockey and figure out how each of these high-priced and big name players can impact the Flyers, but the reality of the situation is none of them will be coming to town unless they are wearing a visiting uniform.

read on

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Asham Claims Cooke Bit Him

from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers right wing Arron Asham has accused Penguins forward Matt Cooke of biting him during a third period scrum. Asham told a small group of reporters following the Flyers’ 2-1 loss to the Penguins that while he was pulling Cooke off teammate Scott Hartnell, Cooke bit his finger.
Here is Asham’s account:

There was a scrum, I grabbed him. There were two guys on Harts and my glove got tangled in his mouth and he bit me, so I lost it.

It’s not bad, but he’s a gutless guy. I have no respect for him at all. I lined up against him and asked him to fight and he didn’t want to. If you go and bite someone … I just have no use for him.

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