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Flyers injury update: Hartnell out 2-4 weeks, Lecavalier still for a week

Oct 12, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

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Flyers GM Paul Holmgren updated the status of injured forwards Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier on Saturday. It turns out that Hartnell’s upper-body injury might keep him out two-to-four weeks while Lecavalier’s lower-body issue stays in the estimated week-long window.

Both were injured during Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.’s Tim Panaccio reports that the only details Holmgren gave about Hartnell is that he’s experiencing a “stabbing pain in his upper body.” Hopefully that doesn’t have any connection to the elevated heart rate the 31-year-old dealt with in late September.

Holmgren said that the team won’t make trades to fill the voids, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi. Instead, the team will give Tye McGinn and Michael Raffl a chance to impress. (Pun enthusiasts are hoping Raffl makes it.)

If early trends continue, the Flyers might be best served acting as sellers instead of buyers in the trade market, anyway.

  1. curioustraveler13 - Oct 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Not sure if you’ve seen any of holmgren trades, but I wouldn’t really call them “buyer” type trades regardless his teams record. All jokes aside this sucks because pens play these guys Thursday and the games are better when everyone’s healthy. Hopefully vinny is healthy by then. Wouldn’t surprise me if they go into that game still looking for their 2nd win though.

  2. President Charles Logan - Oct 12, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    I think were seeing the beginning of the end for Hartnell his body is starting to break down . I love the way the guy plays the game though …

  3. courtjester1234 - Oct 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I love Holmgren, but he really needs to step aside. It’s starting to look like a looong season for my Fly Guys,so why not get rid of the GM too. Ed Snyder needs to let go of the past. This style of hockey isn’t working and hasn’t for decades. I’m old enough to live though the era when Philly was know as the city of Champions, when all the teams either contended for a title or won within the last 12 months all four teams have replaced the head coach\manager.

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