Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher will be out at least 7 to 10 days, general manager Paul Holmgren said on Sunday afternoon.
Boucher left Saturday night’s preseason game against New Jersey after just 11 minutes and 54 seconds with what the team is a calling a “lower body injury.” He had allowed one goal on three shots until that point. Boucher said after the game that it happened on a movement – and he was not hit with a shot or another player – making it more likely to be a groin or hamstring pull.
“We believe it’s just minor,” Holmgren said on a conference call. “We think it was a tweak. It’s obviously something that we will monitor closely.”
That means that Boucher will miss the Flyers’ season-opening road trip; they travel to Raleigh, N.C., for Friday’s game against the Hurricanes.