May 15, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT
Philadelphia’s campaign has long since ended, but some of the Flyers players still have a long road ahead of them as they recover from major injuries.
Steve Downie is a prime example of that as he underwent ear surgery on Wednesday, per the Flyers’ website. The procedure was to address a hearing loss issue and is the second ear operation he’s had since the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs.
Downie wasn’t healthy enough to participate in the playoffs and was limited to 62 games in the regular season due in part to a concussion. Making things more complicated for him is the fact that he’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Nicklas Grossman doesn’t have that concern as he still has two seasons remaining on his four-year, $18 million contract. The 29-year-old defenseman underwent ankle surgery, but he’s expected to begin his rehabilitation this week. That process is expected to take six-to-eight weeks, so he should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Grossman had a goal and 14 points in 78 regular season games. He also led the team with 174 blocked shots.
Aug 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
The dynasty-era is well-represented in voting, as expected.
Aug 22, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
The slogan is “Tradition on Ice.”
Aug 22, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT
Not exactly blasting his former employers.
Aug 22, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT
The TMNT pajamas really put it over the top.
Aug 22, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT
“We’re waiting for somebody now to step forward and take charge of this team.”
Aug 22, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT
Despite missing 11 games, he set many career-high numbers.
Aug 22, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
Spent the summer relocating his family to the Manitoba capital.
Aug 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT
Speculation on MLSE President & CEO’s next move.
Aug 22, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT
Disappointed with demotion last season, 20-year-old will get another shot in September.
Aug 22, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT
Has to get his team on the winning track.
Aug 22, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT
Helps friend raise awareness at charity event.
Aug 22, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
Excess of defensemen has GM Peter Chiarelli in a bind.
Aug 22, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT
At 23 years old, he’s one of the best players in the NHL.
Aug 22, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
He’s the last free agent for the Avs to re-sign.
Aug 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
They came back to the pack hard last season.
Aug 21, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
He’ll have a battle to make the NHL next season.
Aug 21, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
He died in the plane crash that killed the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team in 2011.
Aug 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT
The NHL changed the process for the Draft Lottery on Wednesday.
Aug 21, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT
We know it’s not surprising, but just go along with it.
Aug 21, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT
A Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe in separate years is a nice legacy.
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