On Thursday night, to the relief of everyone in the organization and its fans, the Flyers unloaded the burden of a three-game losing streak to start this shortened season. But they still can't stop losing players.
Danny Briere was already out with a fractured wrist incurred while playing in Europe during the lockout. Then Zac Rinaldo suffered a lacerated leg in the second game. Then Scott Hartnell broke his foot in Game 3 Tuesday night against the Devils.
And, in the uplifting 2-1 win over the Rangers Thursday, defenseman Andrej Meszaros suffered a left shoulder injury.
Briere is a "possibility" to play this weekend in Florida, according to general manager Paul Holmgren, while Rinaldo is out indefinitely, Hartnell is expected out four to eight weeks and Meszaros is expected to miss a month.
"We've lost three players — Rinaldo, Hartnell and now Meszaros — to somewhat significant injuries," Holmgren said. "I'm not sure we are much different than other teams in the leagues. We just have to kind of fight through it and take the approach as it is opportunities for other players."
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