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Hartnell suffers upper-body injury, won’t return for Flyers (update)

Oct 11, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

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Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell‘s knack for falling over and over again generated the #HartnellDown meme, but considering some tough breaks recently, the hashtag just seems sad. The team clarified that Hartnell suffered an upper-body injury, not a lower-body one as previously announced.

Injuries and inconsistent play plagued the 31-year-old winger’s 2013 season, as he was limited to 11 points and 70 PIM in 32 games. Those tough times hurt that much more because he came off the best year of his career in 2011-12, scoring 37 goals and 67 points in 82 games.

That slump has carried over into 2013-14, as Hartnell has gone pointless through five games (or four and change).

Even if Hartnell is playing poorly, this is another tough break for a team in turmoil, unless it opens the door for a young player to get some reps.

  1. 950003cups - Oct 11, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    “lower body injury”
    “He doesn’t have any balls”

    • mp1131211 - Oct 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      Do you ever make a comment on here that isn’t an attempt to trash someone?

      • 950003cups - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        Ya mama!

      • 950003cups - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM

        Does that answer your question?

    • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 12, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Maybe he had them cut off so Sid cant give him the old “5 Finger Nut Knock”!

    • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      At least he is not injured from a non contact Wiffle Ball game!

  2. banger60 - Oct 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Agreed, exactly!

  3. President Charles Logan - Oct 11, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    They should have spent the $$ on Clarkson this Summer

  4. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    @950003cups that’s funny as hell

    Hartnell is the Flyers player that I hate the most

  5. cheesesteak75 - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    As a Pens fan I love Hartnell. He makes the games fun to watch and is a pretty good guy.

    Get well soon Fartsmell!

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