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Briere Leaves Practice With Injury

via Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

Danny Briere left practice early Friday because of what Flyers coach John Stevens called “a lower-body injury.”

  Since Briere missed most of last season with groin and abdominal injuries, alarms are going off in Flyerdom right now.

  The Flyers recalled David Laliberte from the AHL Adirondack Phantoms.

  Simon Gagne is already sidelined with a double-hernia, and Briere is doubtful for for Saturday against Carolina.

  GM Paul Holmgren reported that two of Gagne’s doctors have given conflicting solutions to repairing his hernias. The Flyers, Gagne and the doctors are trying to resolve those issues.

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  Tags: daniel+briere

Flyers Lose Jones

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,

Randy Jones won’t be going back on the Flyers’ roster.

The defenseman was claimed Thursday morning by the Los Angeles Kings on re-entry waivers. That means Jones’ $2.75 million cap hit will be split between the Flyers and Kings, who must pay the $15,000 waiver claim price as well

In other words, the Flyers just took a $1.375 million cap hit for a player they lost on re-entry.

Financially, it was a huge gamble and the Flyers lost.

“He would have helped our team but that’s the risk you take,” general manager Paul Holmgren said. “What are you going to do? … Those are the rules. We knew the risks going in.”

Holmgren said a couple clubs asked about him recently, but no one asked the Flyers to put him on re-entry so he could be claimed.

continued

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  Tags: randy+jones

Looks Like Surgery For Gagne

from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers left wing Simon Gagne will need surgery to repair two hernias in his right groin area but will seek second opinions from two doctors in Canada on Thursday, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgreen said today.

Holmgren said Gagne has agreed that surgery is needed but would like to “cover all his bases” by visiting another specialist. Holmgren said the length of Gagne’s recovery period can only be determined once his surgery is performed.

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Gagne Must Deal With Two Small Hernias

via Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

Flyers forward Simon Gagne has two small hernias in his right groin area, the team announced today.

The diagnosis was made after an examination by Dr. Allen Schurict from Pennsylvania Hospital, after Gagne had an ultrasound procedure yesterday.

The Flyers said their medical staff will meet with Gagne on Wednesday to discuss possible treatments.

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Gagne Still Not Right

via Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers left wing Simon Gagne, who took just one shift in the third period in Sunday night’s 5-1 loss to the Sharks, sat out Monday’s practice and had an ultrasound performed on his groin area.

Gagne is off to the slowest start of his career with one goal in nine games.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said Gagne “just doesn’t feel right” and is unlikely to play against the Capitals Tuesday night.

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Flyers Fans Frenzy

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

I can provide a little insight into why Flyers fans can get worked up into a frenzy at times: A videoboard operator who must be under orders to replay every perceived missed call that goes against the home team. Then replay it again. And again. And again.

In the second period, cameras caught what appeared to be a high-stick by Benn Ferriero on Flyer center Daniel Briere stationed in the Sharks crease. No call was made and at the next stoppage, that’s all the video board kept showing.

The crowd responded as you might expect, but don’t think the point wasn’t lost on the officials either. The Sharks (and most teams), of course, don’t do anything that would embarrass the officials. But, boy, it sure seemed to get the paying customers going. Hint, hint.

read on for some Sharks talk…

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Report- No Suspension For Richards

According to the Twitter of Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli, no suspension for Mike Richards according to Bill Daly.

added 11:49am, via Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers at the Philadelphia Daily News,

After a 12-hour wait, the Daily News has learned that Flyers captain Mike Richards will not be suspended for his open ice hit on Florida’s David Booth on Saturday night.

“The hit was reviewed by the Hockey Ops staff,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Daily News Sunday morning, “and was determined to not warrant any supplemental discipline.”

Daly told us that the play, as reported on Frequent Flyers last night, was not reviewed by NHL executive vice president for hockey operations Colin Campbell because of a possible conflict of interest. Campbell’s son Gregory is a forward for the Panthers.

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Reactions To Richards Hit On Booth

from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren defended Richards and called out Sexton, saying, “Randy should watch more hockey games.”

“It was a good hit,” Holmgren said. “I don’t see how they can (suspend him). Mike was doing his job. He was back tracking, he caught up to the play. His feet never left the ice. David Booth turned his head or it would have been a shoulder on shoulder hit. It’s a physical game and sometimes these things happen.

“Everybody in the league knows Mike isn’t a dirty player. He’s a player every team in the league covets.”...

Several Panthers were angered by the hit and said they thought Richards should be suspended.

“This is the same stuff we’re trying to put an end to,” Panthers defenseman Keith Ballard said. “He tried to hurt him. I understand it’s a split-second decision, but you’d think he’d have more respect than that. … He’s a good player and he plays hard and we respect that, but he did the exact same thing to (Thrashers forward) Colby Armstrong a few years ago.

Mike Richards is a good honest player, except when he does (stuff) like that and he’s done it before.

more and to watch the hit, click here.

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  Tags: david+booth, mike+richards

Mike Richards Short On Answers

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

In the grand scheme of things, Mike Richards refusing to answer reporters’ questions means little.

But, as the team’s captain, he is the face of the Flyers and a direct conduit to the fans….

Richards has vowed to freeze out the media. He is upset because of stories generated after former teammate Joffrey Lupul, now with Anaheim, was asked recently if he thought he was traded because the Flyers wanted to break up the players who live in Center City and enjoy the night life.

Lupul was asked the question when Anaheim played in Philly on Oct. 10. It was Lupul’s first time back since being part of the trade in which the Flyers acquired Chris Pronger.

After the Flyers blew a late 2-0 lead in that game and dropped a 3-2 shoot-out loss, Richards asked reporters not to mention their night life in their stories.

more

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A Second Chance

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

It would just be another below-the-radar minor-league transaction, if it hadn’t involved Stefan Legein, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ prospect and former star of Canada’s world junior team. Legein, remember, took a half-year sabbatical from hockey at the start of last year, citing burnout and a lack of the necessary passion needed to play at a high level.

Legein eventually rejoined the Blue Jackets’ organization for the second half of last season and played out the year for their AHL affiliate in Syracuse. On Tuesday, the Blue Jackets traded him to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenceman Michael Ratchuk.

Getting a fresh start in the Flyers organization may be just what Legein needs to get his career on the rails.

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  Tags: stefan+legein

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