Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann is day to day with a lower body injury, general manager Paul Holmgren announced Wednesday afternoon.

A source told CSNPhilly.com's Tim Panaccio that the injury appeared to be to Grossmann's groin (see story). The NHL's shot block leader (68) missed the final two periods of Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

That Grossmann will likely return sooner rather than later is very good news for a Flyers defense that would miss his size and tenacity.

“He’s been playing real well for us,” coach Peter Laviolette said after Tuesday's game. “To take a guy out of the lineup puts stress on the back end. To lose someone like that is difficult.”