Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/16/14

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 10: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates with the puck against Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators on December 10, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ottawa won the game 2-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers will be without one of their top forwards for a stretch. Scott Hartnell is considered out "indefinitely" after taking a shot off the left foot during Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils. The 30-year-old winger was seen limping after the game.  "We will know more on this within a day or two as we await results of tests," GM Paul Holmgren said.  With Hartnell, Brayden Schenn (suspension), Danny Briere (wrist), and Zac Rinaldo (lacerated thigh) out for Thursday tilt with the New York Rangers, Philly.com's Sam Carchidi suggests the Flyers will look at several replacement options.  "... Without Hartnell and Schenn, the Flyers might play Tom Sestito and Jody Shelley on Thursday. If the Flyers recall a player from the AHL Phantoms, Harry Zolnierczyk, Jason Akeson, and Marcel Noebels appear to be the top candidates ..."  Beyond Thursday, the Flyers aren't in as bad shape. While Schenn is suspended only the one game, Briere could return as early as the weekend...
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