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Flyers’ McGinn (broken orbital bone) out at least two weeks

Feb 26, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

In case you need an extra reason to justify the Philadelphia Flyers trading for Simon Gagne, here it is: young forward Tye McGinn will miss at least two weeks with a broken orbital bone, according to

McGinn, 22, suffered the injury thanks to this rugged fight with Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Mike Brown, which happened during Toronto’s 4-2 win on Monday:

The Flyers have opted to replace hurt youngsters with familiar veterans lately. With Matt Read also out for a while, GM Paul Holmgren brought Mike Knuble back, too.

We’ll see if those moves fill the gaps or even make the team better, but CSNPhilly’s Tim Panaccio doesn’t seem confident:

  1. flyeredup - Feb 26, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    As a Flyer fan I was disappointed that Rinaldo didn’t answer the bell.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      he wouldnt fight engelland the other night either…all bark no bite

      • orangandblack - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:31 AM

        Yeah, all bark. Ask BJ Crombeen

      • jpelle82 - Feb 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM

        maybe mcginn shouldve paid attention to rinaldo and did what he did…keep punching while the guy is down, he wouldnt have a broken eye now. rinaldo wouldnt fight brown because brown beat the living crap out of him last year just like everyone else he fought last year…rinaldo has won what 2 fights in his career? i can name 3 off the top of my head where he got decicively beaten down, brown, konopka, tropp…brandon prust has whooped him several times too for crying out loud

      • jpelle82 - Feb 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

        he is probably tired of getting beaten up, wont fight, just agitate…quickly becoming the next matt cooke

      • orangandblack - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        As soon as he uses his skate as a weapon, we can call him the next Matt Cooke

  2. Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    time to call up sesitito

  3. valoisvipers - Feb 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    An eye for an eye cries the orange and black.

  4. orangandblack - Feb 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Was at the game, Brown was jawing before every face off. He wanted Simmonds or Rinaldo. McGinn answered and payed a price. Was a very one sided fight against a tough opponent. Get well Tye

  5. jbell33139 - Feb 27, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Wasn’t that one-sided.

  6. phillyphanatic77 - Feb 27, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    McGinn handled himself very well in his first couple fights, that one didn’t turn out so well. It sucks to see another injury hit this team but McGinn has had his minutes reduced anyway. And now Gagne figures to take his, or another fringe players, spot. I really disagree with Panaccio, who pans the Gagne deal. He thinks they should’ve grabbed Byfluglien instead? Yes, because it’s that easy Tim. Winnipeg would, I’m sure, love to just hand us a top-4 dman. To acquire ‘Big Buff’ the Flyers would have to give up ATLEAST a 1st rd pick, which is way more damage than a 4th or 3rd. I’m sure Winnipeg would want Holmgren to include Couturier in any package. Another deal where Panaccio thinks opposing GMs are jumping at the chance to give the Flyers their top players (Iginla, Ryan, Weber, etc). Dude’s an idiot and he went out of his way to insult Flyers fans before the Toronto game. I don’t understand how he could cover hockey for so long and still be so clueless.

  7. bdawk20 - Feb 27, 2013 at 4:54 AM

    Maybe the guy has balanced trades turned off in the NHL video game

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