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Lecavalier hopeful, Hartnell doubtful for Flyers Thursday

Oct 20, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers have to wait until Thursday for their next chance to get a second win this season. While that might provide a little anxiety, it also gives players time to refresh and heal up. That might be enough time for Vincent Lecavalier to return against the New York Rangers, but Scott Hartnell remains week-to-week, according to CSNPhilly.com.

Lecavalier, 33, is believed to be dealing with a groin injury. He’s been a pretty solid contributor on a Flyers team that is struggling mightily to score.

Hartnell, 31, didn’t feel quite as good as Lecavalier after skating on Sunday.

“Not bad. I have to be a little careful what I can do out there,” Hartnell said. “It’s amazing how fast you can get out of shape. It’s been just over a week for me and I was really sucking wind out there.”

At least the struggling power forward has a sense of humor about it, as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi shares.

Apologies to any redheads who might have been offended by Hartnell’s self deprecation.

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