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Flyers’ Grossmann undergoes season-ending ankle surgery

Apr 29, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

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Whether the Philadelphia Flyers keep going or not after Game 6 on Tuesday, it looks like they’ll be doing so without defenseman Nicklas Grossmann. The hard-hitting defenseman underwent surgery to repair tendon damage in his right¬†ankle on Tuesday and will miss 8-10 weeks.

That timetable essentially ends the 29-year-old’s season barring a remarkable recovery late in what would need to be a deep playoff run for the Flyers.

The big Swede was injured thanks to this awkward fall in Game 4 against the New York Rangers:

Philly originally replaced Grossmann with an even larger defenseman in Hal Gill, but now it looks like¬†Erik Gustafsson will play in his first 2014 postseason game tonight in Gill’s place.

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