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By Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky)
Another defenseman has apparently bit the dust. The Philadelphia Flyers have called up Erik Gustafsson, a move that was certainly in correlation to the injury top defenseman Kimmo Timonen sustained Friday night. Timonen was injured midway through the game and never came out for the third and final period with what GM Paul Holmgren described as a “lower body” injury.
The extent of the 37 year-old’s injury is yet to publicly be made known, but Philadelphia called up Gustafsson prior to their game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, a sign that the Flyers may be without Timonen for an extended period of time. To make room for Gustafsson on the roster, the team sent Andreas Lilja down to the Adirondack Phantoms.
After missing time with an injured ankle, the Flyers kept the 24 year old in the AHL to get him back up to game speed. And with Timonen going down with an injury, the organization felt now would be an appropriate time to...
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NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsDanny SyvretErik GustafssonKimmo TimonenNew Jersey DevilsPhiladelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen took 13 shifts in the first period on Friday night, as the Flyers took on the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.
He skated nine shifts in the second period before heading to the locker room. He never...
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from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Forget about the captaincy weighing him down. Giroux's slump is more tied to the fact he has lost his two big wingers from last year - Scott Hartnell and the ageless Jaromir Jagr.
Hartnell has played only three games because of a broken left foot. Jagr, who got tired of the Flyers' putting him on hold as they waited...
Match-up - Philadelphia Flyers (6-7-1) @ New Jersey Devils (8-2-3)
Road/Home records - 2-6-1 -------------- 5-1-1
TV - CSN-Philly, MSG Plus
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 1-0
Last 10: Flyers 5-4-1 / Devils 5-2-3
Projected starting goalies - Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game