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Hartnell (lower body) labeled day-to-day

Jan 15, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that Scott Hartnell is day-to-day with a lower-body injury after being evaluated after Tuesday’s game and also today.

The Courier-Post’s Dave Isaac believes that Hartnell could play against his former team the Nashville Predators on Thursday, but the decision will probably come down to the morning skate tomorrow.

Hartnell, 31, suffered through a slump to begin the 2013-14 season, but he wasn’t down for too long.

While he went pointless in October, Hartnell has 18 points in 21 games since December. He was especially effective last night against Buffalo, scoring a goal and two assists in that comeback win.

One would assume that he would indeed like to play against Nashville, a franchise he was a part of from 2000-01 to 2005-06, but it depends on how he feels.

  1. flyerguy73 - Jan 15, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    I am guessing it’s his lower leg, or ankle. He was in rough shape after he took a puck to his lower leg area. Get well soon Hartsy!

  2. ibieiniid - Jan 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    ya, shot to the tongue of the skate, it looked like. not fun.

  3. whammy71 - Jan 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I’m not even going to say my usual for Cryer injuries. Get well soon ginger.

    • laxman1944 - Jan 15, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      now that wasn’t so hard now was it Mr. Wham??????

      • whammy71 - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:04 PM

        I just don’t feel the hate at this time. But I’m sure someone from the Cryer fan base will act like a dbag and Whammy will have to come back in force.

      • laxman1944 - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:25 PM

        Sigh………….agreed

        ” Morning Sam ………………Morning Ralph “

      • mcphillthy - Jan 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

        Oh no!! Whammy is gonna snap on a cryer! Eek!

  4. penguins87and71 - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Flyers I feel your pain.
    Signed a Penguins fan.

    • mcphillthy - Jan 15, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      Wow. Penguins and flyers fans civilly talking hockey. The world is going to end.

  5. LampyB - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Wow, saw whammy’s comment and was speechless for a minute. Haha

  6. whammy71 - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Pens have the most man games lost this year….and they have like a 50 man game lead over the #2 team.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:17 PM

      It’ll end up benefiting them come playoff time. Their defensive depth is especially impressive; forwards not so much but that doesn’t matter when you have a top-6 like they do. Also, the emergence of Zatkoff is nice but goaltending would still concern me if I was a Pens fan (eventho Fleury looks like a Vezina candidate). Anyone know how Hartzell looks? I thought for sure he’d sign in Philly.

  7. President Charles Logan - Jan 15, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Been a Hartnell fan ever since his Nashville days .. hope he’s ok

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:05 AM

      He gets a ton of hate in Philly now bc he’s not the 37-goal guy he was for one season (and the deal it got him) when Jagr was controlling the puck in the offensive zone. Voraceks game is much more about speed which is why Hartnell never produced alongside he and Giroux. Now he’s with Simmonds and Schenn, two other power forwards, and thriving. I never hated on him like my Philly brethren bc I know what he is… a 20-25 goal net front presence/leader who takes a lot of penalties. And his 4.75 salary will look fine as the cap rises especially next to the likes of Clarkson, Clowe, and Horton.

      • President Charles Logan - Jan 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

        You made your point about Clarkson now. He’s overpaid and he’s having a rough time in Toronto but he’ll come around and get back to being the player he was in NJ.

  8. toiletclown - Jan 16, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    im guessing its that slit between his legs. must be bleeding

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