Monday night was a huge win for the Flyers.
Their gritty 3-2 win over visiting New Jersey not only snapped the Atlantic division-leader’s eight-game win streak, it also stopped the Devils from tying an NHL record for most road wins to start a season. New Jersey was 9-0-0 away from the Prudential Center before playing the Flyers on Monday.
Turns out, the game was also a bit of a loss.
Arron Asham left the game in the second period with a left oblique strain. He only played 3 minutes and 44 seconds but assisted on Darroll Powe’s sixth goal of the season in the first period.
According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, Asham will be out 10-to-14 days and did not make the trip to the West Coast with the team after the game. The Flyers’ charter left immediately after the game for the 2,800-mile haul to Los Angeles. They were scheduled to land at LAX around 1:30 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday morning.
“He’ll stay back and do his rehab here and continue his fitness,” Holmgren said. “David Laliberte is coming back up, he will probably be there [in Los Angeles] and be there before noon.”
Laliberte provided a spark during his brief call-up with the Flyers in the last two weeks. He posted three points in four games.
Asham had three goals and two assists this season for the Flyers, including that last point on Monday.
The Flyers will face the Kings on Wednesday night (10:30 p.m. Eastern) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and head to Northern California to face San Jose on Friday night. They will also play Phoenix (Saturday, 8:00 p.m.) and Colorado (Monday, 9:00 p.m.) before heading back East to play the Islanders on Thanksgiving-eve.