Despite enduring a wretched summer, the Philadelphia Flyers manage to inconvenience the Rangers. On top of all their bad news the Flyers have had this off season came the recent announcement that veteran defenseman Andreas Lilja would miss at least the start of the next season, assuming it starts on time.
How does this affect the Rangers? Now, more than ever the Flyers will be looking...
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...
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August 13, 2012
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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...
The Flyers finally received some good news yesterday regarding their injured defensemen, as Andreas Lilja has recovered from his high ankle sprain about three weeks earlier than expected. Lilja suffered the injury following the win against the Montreal Canadiens on “black Friday.”
Lilja was loaned to the Adirondack Phantoms on a conditioning assignment that will continue [...]
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced after Friday’s win against the Montreal Canadiens that Andreas Lilja would be out for six weeks with a high ankle sprain.
He also stated that Chris Pronger is still out with a virus that, “We’re not sure what it is.”
“Best case scenario, it would be… Friday at Anaheim. Chris is [...]