Found March 19, 2012 on Philly Sports World:
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Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros will have surgery to clean up a herniated disk.  He will be out of action for 6-8 weeks.

Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros will have surgery to clean up a herniated disk. He will be out of action for 6-8 weeks.

Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren gave brief updates on two of the team’s injured defensemen this afternoon.

Holmgren announced that recently acquired defenseman Pavel Kubina is now listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury. That comes as good news to Flyers fans. The monster Kubina has been a very solid addition to the Flyers defense corps. Pavel Kubina has not played since March 6th. The 34 year old defenseman was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning just ahead of the NHL trade deadline.

Unfortunately, not all the news was good for Flyers fans.

Andrej Meszaros, one of the Flyers most reliable blue liners, will require back surgery to clean out disk fragments. The surgery will sideline the 26 year old Meszaros for 6-8 weeks, certainly ending Meszaros’ regular season, and could keep him out of action for some of the playoffs.  Meszaros has been sidelined since March 1st with a herniated disk.

Despite a rash of injuries, the Philadelphia Flyers have played quite  well, going 8-1-1 in their last 10. The Flyers now trail the Eastern Conference leading by 3 points.

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