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Flyers injury updates: Downie out indefinitely, Lecavalier day-to-day

Nov 2, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

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One can go red in the face debating Friday’s fight-filled finish between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers, but the undeniable impact is that those bouts cost Philly on the ice. GM Paul Holmgren provided an update on two injured forwards, as Vincent Lecavalier is listed as day-to-day while Steve Downie is out indefinitely with a concussion. also reports that Tye McGinn was recalled from the AHL.

It looks like Downie, 26, will remain hospitalized with his head injury until Sunday. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports that he also has a broken orbital bone, which CSNPhilly’s Tim Panaccio reports.

Meanwhile, Lecavalier’s injury is a facial contusion. Such an ailment sounds like it would cost him quite a few days, but hockey players have played through worse, so maybe the 33-year-old’s prognosis isn’t overly optimistic. PHT passes along word that he’ll probably miss a couple weeks, for one.

Either way, these are two forwards the Flyers likely hope will help to trigger a turnaround, so Philly faces consequences even if many believe that Ray Emery (and others) should be suspended.

  1. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Well Phillys goon antics got them the bad end of the stick

  2. crazemastercraze - Nov 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Kaleta is available. He’s a perfect fit that likes to rack up penalty minutes for no apparent reason other than to rack up penalty minutes, injure the opposing teams players, and distract their redneck fans from the fact that they can’t score

  3. 19to77 - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Normally I love a good line brawl. Normally, I hate to hear that guys are out injured after a fight. But the Flyers disgraced the basic concept of sportsmanship last night, and I’m glad they got what was coming to them.

  4. joey4id - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Hate to see the boys miss games on account of a fight. Hope they will be ok, and be back soon first for themselves, and secondly for the Phil organization.

  5. bcjim - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I feel bad for Downie, never thought I’d say that.
    Gets traded for an inferior player to a complete gong show of a team, the gets all busted up fighting for guys he just met.

  6. stcrowe - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    As the late Mrs. Krabappel would say, “Ha!”

  7. laxman1944 - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    This basically sucks

    It’s a total train wreck and last nights antics were a disgrace.

    AND it’s only November ……

  8. puckmepuckyou - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    RIP Edna..( head bowed )

  9. attyken - Nov 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I am a Capitalist and Washington’s name offends me.

  10. bobc74 - Nov 2, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Isn’t funny how the Flyers have resorted to the same tactics that all their fans were so angry about happening to their team during the Pens-Flyers playoff series back in 2011?

  11. phillyphanatic77 - Nov 2, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    All teams struggle with injuries but the Flyers luck (or lackthereof) is mind-boggling. Give us a break for once! It’s never-ending bs.

    • gregman98 - Nov 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      SHAME ON YOU failerphantic for your bold prediction that this team would compete. Your beloved Failers are currently the joke of the league. Temper your future comments thusly.

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