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Flyers going without Lilja and Talbot against Penguins

Mar 18, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

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The Flyers will start today’s game against the Penguins a bit more shorthanded than usual.

Courtesy of, the Flyers will be without defenseman Andreas Lilja and forward Maxime Talbot as they both left yesterday’s game against Boston with separate injuries. Lilja has an upper-body affliction while Talbot hurt his shoulder after fighting Johnny Boychuk.

In Lilja’s place, the Flyers called up youngster Brandon Manning. Having to deal with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin won’t make life easy for the youngster at all. Jody Shelley takes Talbot’s spot in the lineup to give them a bit more toughness.

  1. phillyphever - Mar 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Offseason need for the Flyers: a new strength and conditioning staff. This is getting ridiculous (not using it as an excuse, but there’s gotta be something wrong with that staff with the amount of injuries this team has).

  2. rico33rd - Mar 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Nice one NBC, move from a great game going into overtime to go to a run of the mill golf tournament. Could have kept the golf on Golf Channel for another 10 minutes.

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