Vinny Lecavalier underwent an x-ray in Dallas, and the Flyers didn’t like what the images showed.
So, they shipped Lecavalier back to Philadelphia yesterday to undergo an MRI and have the results read by a team physician. They were equally discouraging.
Lecavalier will miss at least the next three to four weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his lower-back, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. The injury was suffered late in the third period against Nashville on Nov. 30.
You can watch the Flyers again on HBO’s “24/7 Road to the Winter Classic” series when it premieres on Dec. 14.
No, the Flyers aren’t starring in the series again, but their furious third period comeback in Detroit on Wednesday will be featured in the first episode.
The Red Wings face-off against Toronto on Jan. 1 in front of 100,000-plus people at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Could Peter Laviolette land in the NHL again soon?
It’s possible Laviolette could actually end up in a familiar place - one that's not so far away.
Sports Business Journal writer Chris Botta, who worked for the Islanders, reported yesterday that Laviolette would “definitely be a top candidate” for the job on Long Island if Garth Snow decided to cut ties with Jack Capuano. Former Islanders player Doug Weight would also be a candidate.
DALLAS -- With Winter Storm Cleon wreaking havoc on the Big D, the Flyers were forced to cancel practice in the suburban metroplex area on Friday.
The storm dumped 3/4th of an inch of ice in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, leaving more than 264,000 people without power - including the Dr. Pepper Stars Center in Farmers Branch, Texas, where the Flyers were to practice.
The Flyers’ game on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. EST) at American Airlines Center is unlikely to be affected.
DETROIT -- Maybe Jake Voracek was right.
Well, we know he was right on Wednesday, as he wisely predicted at the Flyers’ morning skate that the power play would soon be hot.
But I’m actually talking about his statement from a week back, when he called the Flyers’ line of Sean Couturier, Steve Downie and Matt Read the “hottest line in hockey.”
DETROIT -- When Red Wings coach Mike Babcock sat down at home on Monday night, he turned on his television to watch the NHL’s early slate of three games.
But Babcock didn’t necessarily focus on the Flyers - his team’s next opponent - playing in Minnesota that night.
He flipped back and forth between the Flyers, Rangers and Canadiens’ games.
DETROIT -- Even though it appears as if the Flyers will be without forward Vinny Lecavalier tomorrow night against the Red Wings, they may still be catching a break.
That’s because the Red Wings are scheduled to be without forwards Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg andTodd Bertuzzi and defenseman Dan DeKeyser.
Even without Datsyuk and Bertuzzi, Detroit has still hummed along to the tune of four wins in a row. The Wings announced at Tuesday’s practice that Zetterberg, who had played in their absence, will be out with a herniated disc in his back.
Comcast-Spectacor announced the resignation of Peter Luukko early Monday afternoon.
Luukko resigned to "pursue other entrepreneurial endeavors" after 25 years with the company.
Dave Scott, a former EVP at Comcast's cable division, will serve as acting president.