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Hartnell out 4-8 weeks with broken foot

Jan 24, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

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Flyers forward Scott Hartnell will be out at least a month, and possibly two, with a broken foot. (A broken left metatarsal, to be specific.)

That’s the word from Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren, per CSNPhilly.com.

Hartnell suffered the injury during the third period of Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Devils when he was hit in the foot by a shot from teammate Kimmo Timonen (video).

The news that the Flyers had lost their top goal-scorer from last season would be bad enough if they weren’t struggling to put the puck in the net. But Philadelphia has just three goals in its first three games, all losses, making Hartnell’s loss even more of a concern.

“Scott’s a big loss because of how he plays the game,” Holmgren said, per NHL.com. “To have him out any length of time is difficult. If you’re looking at a month to two months, it’s a tough pill to swallow. But we’ll see what we can do.”

On the bright side, forward Danny Briere (wrist) could be back by the weekend, with Holmgren putting the chances at 50/50.

  1. xflyersx - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Gotta make a move for a goal scorer.

    • xflyersx - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Mike “I’m older than your grandfather” Knuble?

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

        Done deal.

      • 19to77 - Jan 25, 2013 at 4:40 AM

        Apparently, yeah.

  2. steelers88 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Ouch!

  3. phillyphanatic77 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Of course. Everything that could go wrong in Philly sports over the past year has.

    • 19to77 - Jan 25, 2013 at 4:48 AM

      Something something Giroux headshot karma something something…

  4. sjsharks66 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    And now here come the Subban and Benn offer sheets.

  5. 950003cups - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    That sucks. That’s why NJ has a system in place. This way via injury or FA when a player at any level is gone, someone fills in the void.

  6. govtminion - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    I can already hear the Penguins trolls cuing up their taunts about how he deserves it and all of that ridiculous crap… so before the post degenerates into that, here’s hoping he heals up fast, one of my favorite NHL players to watch even if he doesn’t play for my guys.

    • xflyersx - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      It’s obnoxious more than irritating. Like sitting at a red light in a right on red lane and the person it front of you won’t go.

      • nach0mancandysandwich - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

        This is a pretty terrible simile.

    • gregman98 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Trolly McTroll from Pittsburgh here.

      I really think Hartnell deserved that!

      Big thanks to Timonen for allowing one more AHL-er to join the Failers roster. And thanks for making the Atlantic Division a bit less competitive for the black & gold!

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      The Cryers have an AHL roster full of dirty, cowardly players to replace this one. And if they run out, I’m sure Snider will pay Cousins’ bail…after all, he’s no more unethical than the rest of the team, right?

      Also, there’s no trolls here, kiddo….we’re not your support group. Again, call your mother for that.

  7. elvispocomo - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    #HartnellDown!

  8. phillyphanatic77 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Flyers sign Knuble. Solid pickup.

  9. jpelle82 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    hartnell down! so much for the best ginger line in hockey…flyers put simmonds up there with giroux and voracek.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      It’s actually Giroux, Simmonds, and Read right now.

  10. orangeandblack67 - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Knubes is back! Like they say he’s an oldie but a goodie. He does good in front of the net and cashes in on rebounds. Jamie Benn offer sheet actually sounds pretty good.

  11. mafmvp - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    So the answer to Filthys problems are getting lady Brierre healthy, and signing mike knuble. They obviously need a new captain. Maybe Lindross and his scrambled brains can come back too

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      I can’t wait till Cindy gets soup canned into a drool cup.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        So classy…even for Philly. I actually feel the same way about you.

  12. orangeandblack67 - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Withdrawal you bring nothing to the table, you are the epitome of a TROLL.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Jan 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Withdrawal, I could give a rats A$s how you feel about me. As Orange and black said you are nothing but a troll who jumps on every Flyers thread. Whats the matter didn’t mama show you enough love as a youngster?

  13. ironman721 - Jan 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    That sucks you never want to see a guy hurt. No one should root for injuries. Signed a Pens fan.

  14. sampulls - Jan 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Love the trolling…it’s too funny!

  15. phillyphannn83 - Jan 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    hockeywithdrawal January 24, 2013, 8:38 PM EST

    The Cryers have an AHL roster full of dirty, cowardly players to replace this one. And if they run out, I’m sure Snider will pay Cousins’ bail…after all, he’s no more unethical than the rest of the team, right?

    Also, there’s no trolls here, kiddo….we’re not your support group. Again, call your mother for that.
    —————————————
    hockeywithdrawal January 24, 2013, 8:52 PM EST

    So classy…even for Philly. I actually feel the same way about you.

    —————————
    So you follow up a post where all you did was talk sh¡t and use a 20 yr old momma joke, with blasting someone else for not being classy??? what’s your IQ, 57???

  16. joewilliesshnoz - Jan 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    What goes around, comes around, ya bum !

  17. benzoids - Jan 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    I hear that a clown shoe serves as a great alternative to a walking boot.

  18. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Ouch! Huge huge loss for an already struggling team.

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