Found August 12, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Philadelphia Flyers fans, it’s pouring in terms of injuries to your blueline. With Chris Pronger sidelined indefinitely with post-concussion symptoms and Andrej Meszaros out for at least a couple of months with an Achilles tendon injury that required surgery, things looked a little shaky, and now they look shakier: according to Helsinborgs Dagblad’s Linus Ahlin, Andreas Lilja has had surgery to correct a degenerative hip injury, and he’s going to be out for four months.

Report: Flyers' Lilja out until December following hip surgery

The Philadelphia Flyers' battered defense took another hit recently. Flyers defenseman Andreas Lilja had hip surgery last week and may not return to action until December, according to Swedish newspaper Helsingborgs Dablad. also reported Lilja could be out of action for up to four months. The Flyers recently lost defenseman Andrej Meszarosto indefinitely...

Flyers Defenseman Andreas Lilja Has Hip Surgery, Will Be Out Four Months

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) The thinning of the Philadelphia Flyers’ defense has been a major subplot of the offseason, with Matt Carle departing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Andrej Meszaros suffering an Achilles injury that could keep him out for most, if not all, of the regular season. This morning, there was more bad news...

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Nobody wants another NHL Lockout to take place. It nearly crippled some teams from a financial aspect last time it happened, so it certainly would not be good for the league or the fans if it happens again, especially if it wipes out the entire season. But while an entire season missed would be awful for everyone involved, one team may be at least somewhat rooting for...

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Veteran Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn will have his work cut out for him in the first season of the four-year contract extension he signed earlier this year. First and foremost, he will be expected to play against other teams' top lines and perform to the same standards he did down the stretch and the playoffs last season. The team is also likely to rely on Coburn to play...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Rookie Free Agent Standouts

In recent years, the Flyers have stepped up their efforts to sign undrafted rookie free agents from the U.S. collegiate ranks (Matt Read, Erik Gustafsson, Ben Holmstrom, Harry Zolnierczyk, Matt Mangene), Canadian overage juniors (Andrew Johnston, Matt Konan, Jason Akeson) or younger European players eligible for free agency (the since-traded Sergei Bobrovsky, the previously drafted...

Hip surgery for Flyers defenseman Lilja

Flyers defenseman Andreas Lilja had left hip surgery last month, and is expected back in late October or early November. Lilja, 37, had six assists and was a plus-9 last season, his first in Philadelphia. He joins a list of problems on the blue line for the Flyers, who lost out on signing defenseman Shea Weber, when their contract offer for the All-Star was matched by Nashville...

Will Bryzgalov Be Better?

from Adam Kimelman of, “Did he play as good as I expected? I would say no,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said of Bryzgalov’s first season in Philadelphia. As Bryzgalov enters his second year with the team, however, the belief is he’ll be more comfortable and return to being the player who was a Vezina Trophy finalist in 2010. Bryzgalov was 10th in the League...

Bill Meltzer: Lilja has Hip Surgery, Will Miss Four Months

The Flyers already-depleted defense corps has lost another player. According to an article in Helsingborgs Dagblad (the local paper in Lilja's Swedish hometown), the 37-year-old defenseman will be out of action until December as a result of undergoing hip injury. Lilja told the newspaper that he had grown used to having hip pain during the season but the pain usually went...

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This has been the kind of summer where if it weren't for bad luck, the Flyers would have had no luck whatsoever. Nothing went right in free agency. And the injuries continued to pile up through the summer, right from the end of the season with a half-dozen players going under the knife, including dual wrist surgery to Claude Giroux. Things got worse this weekend as Bill...
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