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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. CSNPhilly.com also reported Lilja could be out of action for up to four months. The Flyers recently lost defenseman Andrej Meszarosto indefinitely because of an Achilles injury suffered during offseason workouts. Chris Pronger also remains out indefinitely after missing nearly all of the 2011-12 season with concussion-related issues. Lilja, 37, told the Swedish paper he had a degenerative hip condition. "I've had problems with my hip for a couple of years and usually the pain goes away during the offseason, but not this year," Lilja told the paper. Lilja, who had six assists last season, said he opted for surgery, sacrificing part of the 2012-13 season so he could extend his career.
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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...
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...
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