Mar 27, 2013, 6:17 PM EST
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.
- Lightning ride Paquette’s first hat trick to Atlantic lead 5
- Price wins goalie duel vs. Lundqvist as Habs edge Rangers 3
- Leafs’ luck: Bernier gives up long distance goal, things unravel in third 20
- AHL announces new Pacific Division — who could go west next? 34
- Babcock didn’t think Wings would be ‘near where we’re at’ 15
- Brodeur announces retirement, leaves ‘the game with a big smile on my face’ 15
- NHL on NBCSN: Sharks’ ‘dog fight’ continues vs. red hot Ducks 4
- NHL on NBCSN: Rangers, Canadiens seek edge as divisional battles intensify 2
- Struggling Kings complete the comeback against Blackhawks 11
- Video: Tempers boil over between Capitals, Penguins 46