Archive: October, 2009
Saturday afternoon’s Flyers game was the perfect warm-up to Saturday night’s World Series clash between the Phillies and Yankees at Citizens Bank Park.
The Wachovia Center was rocked by a ton of hits, fights and goals in the Flyers’ 6-1 blowout of the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.
If you missed the game, here are the quick hits:
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Very quietly, Danny Briere has missed practice in each of the last three days since Wednesday.
Briere apparently injured himself in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against Washington but finished the game.
“He’s got a lower body injury,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said on Friday at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. “He hasn’t skated in the last few days. We’re getting him checked out right now.”
Defenseman Randy Jones was claimed off waivers today by the Los Angeles Kings. Jones had been sent by the Flyers to the Adirondack Phantoms, their AHL affiliate.
The Flyers yesterday placed re-entry waivers on Jones to return him to Philadelphia. Jones was sent to the Phantoms as part of a salary-cap move.
The Flyers and Kings will split his $3 million salary, with each team taking a $1.5 million cap hit.
Flyers forward Simon Gagne has two small hernias in his right groin area, the team announced today.
The diagnosis was made after an examination by Dr. Allen Schurict from Pennsylvania Hospital, after Gagne had an ultrasound procedure yesterday.
The Flyers said their medical staff will meet with Gagne on Wednesday to discuss possible treatments.
WASHINGTON – For now, there is no update on Flyers winger Simon Gagne.
Gagne did not practice on Monday after only skating in one shift in the third period of Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Gagne had an ultrasound test done on his hip and groin area in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon but Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said that no information was available about test results on Monday night.
If you didn’t notice Simon Gagne on the ice much in the 3rd period of Sunday night’s loss to the Sharks, it’s because he wasn’t there. He only skated in one shift before sitting on the bench for the rest of the game.
Gagne did not skate in Monday’s practice, either.
The Flyers are mum on his injury but say that he is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals in Washington.
Below is the clip of Mike Richards' hit on David Booth Saturday night.
The Daily News has learned that Richards will not be suspended.
And click here for more on the incident.
After a 12-hour wait, the Daily News has learned that Flyers captain Mike Richards will not be suspended for his open ice hit on Florida’s David Booth on Saturday night.
“The hit was reviewed by the Hockey Ops staff,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Daily News Sunday morning, “and was determined to not warrant any supplemental discipline.”
Daly told us that the play, as reported on Frequent Flyers last night, was not reviewed by NHL executive vice president for hockey operations Colin Campbell because of a possible conflict of interest. Campbell’s son Gregory is a forward for the Panthers.
UPDATE: 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Colin Campbell responds to the Daily News below... No word yet on suspension, but if there is one, it's not coming from Campbell.
It isn’t often that an eerie silence overcomes the Wachovia Center – or any Philadelphia sports venue, for that matter.
I can only think of two such instances at a Flyers game: Once, in the 1995-96 season, when Petr Svoboda was crushed in center ice hit at the Spectrum while playing against the Canadiens … and when Eric Lindros was TKO’d for the final time by Scott Stevens and the Devils in 2000.