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Flyers’ Meszaros out indefinitely after aggravating shoulder injury

Mar 27, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

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Apparently Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros‘ miserable, injury-ravaged season took another sour turn. The team reports that he re-injured his shoulder during Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers, leaving him out indefinitely.

In other words, while Peter Laviolette says the team’s season isn’t over, it’s likely that the Slovakian blueliner is done in 2012-13.

The 27-year-old has fallen far from a borderline “iron man” status, as the Flyers Web site adeptly explains:

It has been a trying calendar year for the Flyers defenseman who used to own an iron man streak of games played only to suffer a back injury that required surgery last March, a ruptured Achilles tendon that required surgery in July and a pair of shoulder injuries this season.

Fellow frequently injured defenseman Erik Gustafsson has been recalled in Meszaros’ absence.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    How come it wasn’t listed as an upper body injury ?

  2. mattdaddy7 - Mar 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    He was playing like crap anyway. Now if only they could come up with a mystery illness for Coburn…

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      I think hes played the worst of any Flyers defender since he’s come back, and that’s hard to do. He’s looked tentative, been out of position, and constantly turning the puck over. On top of that he seems to be afraid to hit anyone, which is a far cry from how he played before these injuries. Honestly he’s playing like he’s scared to get hurt, and that’s exactly how you end up getting hurt. Obviously, since he’s hurt again.

  3. mclovinhockey - Mar 27, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    He played a good game vs the pens….

  4. Anthony Maiorana - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Just what we need, another good defenseman out. Mez hasn’t had much luck this season and it’s a shame for someone with such potential. Now the Flyers are just shuffling through injured D-men which makes it that much more obvious how badly we need a solid defense. If Meszaros can recover come back for next season and stay healthy, if he’s still here, he would be a good asset to the Flyers blue line.

    • Anthony Maiorana - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      In the games I’ve seen him play he’s put on a better performance than some, like Coburn, and an oddly low-key Grossman. Injury probably shook his confidence but he has more potential than some of the other defensemen we’ve got.

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